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Despite U.S. rift, experts see poll boost for Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's blistering attack on a U.S. push for a nuclear accord with Iran soured ties with Washington but could boost his prospects in elections this month, experts say.

US says 'tough challenges' remain in Iran nuclear talks

Montreux - The United States said Wednesday tough challenges remained to seal a nuclear deal with Iran, vowing not to be distracted by external politics in its quest to stop Tehran acquiring the atomic bomb.

Iran says Obama nuclear remarks 'unacceptable'

Tehran - Iran's foreign minister rejected Tuesday as "unacceptable" remarks by US President Barack Obama who said a minimum 10-year nuclear deal offered the best hope of avoiding an atomic-armed Tehran.

Kerry begins new nuclear talks with Iran FM

Montreux - Iran and the United States Tuesday returned to the negotiating table for a second day of talks, as a political storm over the issue unfolded thousands of miles away in Washington.

UN watchdog 'seriously' worried by NKorea nuclear programme

Vienna - The head of the UN nuclear watchdog said Monday he is "seriously" worried about the North Korean nuclear programme, which has not been subject to international inspections since 2009.

Israel's Netanyahu brings Iran nuclear fight to Washington

Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ramps up his mission to foil an emerging White House-backed nuclear deal with Iran with a speech on Monday to the powerful pro-Israel AIPAC lobby.

U.S. sets out 'bottom lines' for Iran nuclear deal

Washington - The United States set out what it called its "bottom lines" to reach a deal with Iran to rein in its nuclear program, ahead of new talks next week.

World will soon know if Iran serious on nuclear deal: U.S.

Washington - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday it would soon become clear if Iran is serious about ending suspicions over its nuclear ambitions, as world powers appeared to inch towards a historic deal with Tehran.

U.S., Iran see progress in nuclear talks, but ways to go

Geneva - The United States and Iran said Monday they had made progress in the latest round of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, but warned there was still a long way to go to seal a final deal.

US, Iran see progress in nuclear talks, but ways to go

Geneva - The United States and Iran said Monday they had made progress in the latest round of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, but warned there was still a long way to go to seal a final deal.

Kerry, Zarif meet for nuclear talks as deadline looms

Geneva - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva Sunday for fresh talks with his Iranian counterpart on Tehran's nuclear programme, after warning "significant gaps" remain ahead of a key deadline.

'Significant gaps' remain in Iran nuclear talks: Kerry

Geneva - There are still "significant gaps" in negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday, warning that President Barack Obama was not prepared to extend them further.

Nuclear deterrent important in 'dangerous world', says Hollande

Istres - President Francois Hollande on Thursday stressed the importance of maintaining the country's nuclear deterrent in "a dangerous world", as he detailed France's atomic arsenal for the first time.

New Iran-U.S. nuclear talks to be held in Geneva

Tehran - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and top U.S. diplomat John Kerry will meet in Geneva this weekend for talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, an Iranian official said Thursday.

Iran's Khamenei sends letter to Obama

Washington - Iran's supreme leader has sent a secret but noncommittal letter to US President Barack Obama in response to American overtures, amid talks to strike a nuclear accord, The Wall Street Journal reported.

No end to Middle East strife without Iran: Rouhani

Tehran - Iran's president said Wednesday that the world needs its help to stabilise a troubled Middle East, in remarks pointing to the wider ramifications of a deal over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.

Iran president says world must 'seize opportunity' of nuclear deal

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that world powers must "seize the opportunity" of a landmark nuclear deal, saying Tehran had taken "the necessary steps" for an accord.

Iran leader says no nuclear deal better than bad one

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader said Sunday he would rather see talks with world powers over Tehran's nuclear programme fail than reach a "bad deal", as both sides spoke out against extending the negotiations.

Kerry: No Iran talks extension without 'outlines' of a deal

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry ruled out extending a March 31 deadline for Iran nuclear talks unless the basic framework of an agreement is hammered out, speaking in an interview aired Sunday.

Iran says nuclear talks extension 'not useful'

Munich - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Sunday appeared to rule out any new extension to tough negotiations with world powers over his country's suspect nuclear programme, as he met top US diplomat John Kerry for new talks.

Kerry to hold nuclear talks with Iran FM Saturday: U.S.

Kiev - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is to hold talks with his Iranian counterpart on efforts to secure a deal over Tehran's nuclear drive, a US official said Thursday.

Iran lawmakers drafting law on nuclear enrichment hike

Tehran - Iran's parliament has started to draft a law that would allow the country's nuclear scientists to intensify their uranium enrichment, a step that could complicate ongoing talks with world powers.

EU hails 'serious' Iran nuclear talks, says new round in February

Geneva - Negotiators for Iran and six global powers striving to reach a complex deal on Tehran's nuclear programme had "serious and useful" discussions in Geneva Sunday and will meet again next month, the EU said.

Iran nuclear talks 'in decisive phase': Germany

Berlin - Germany's foreign minister said Thursday no more deadlines must be missed in the Iran nuclear negotiations which had entered "a decisive phase.

Iran could resume nuclear enrichment if sanctions hiked

Tehran - Some Iranian lawmakers are considering a push toward resuming unlimited uranium enrichment if the United States imposes new sanctions on Tehran amid negotiations on the country's nuclear programme, speaker Ali Larijani said Thursday.

US, Iran hold 'substantive' talks on nuclear deal

Geneva - Iran and the US held more than six hours of talks seeking to nail down a complex nuclear deal, but negotiators remained tight-lipped on what progress had been made as the clock ticks down to a third deadline.

U.S. says held 'substantive talks' with Iran

Geneva - The United States and Iran held "substantive" talks in Geneva as they seek to step up the pace of negotiations for a nuclear deal, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

U.S. slams North Korea offer on nuclear tests as 'implicit threat'

Munich - The United States slammed an offer by North Korea to suspend future nuclear tests temporarily if Washington cancels military drills with the South as an "implicit threat.

Kerry to meet Zarif in Geneva on January 14: Iran

Tehran - US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif next week in Geneva ahead of a fresh round of nuclear talks, an Iranian official said Friday.

N.Korea has 'significant' tech to build mini nuclear device: South

Pyongyang - South Korea's defence ministry said Tuesday that North Korea appeared to have achieved a "significant" level of technology to miniaturise a nuclear device to be fitted on the tip of a missile.
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The K-27 was a November Class submarine. The picture is of the K-159, also a November Class sub.
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Another view of HMS Sceptre
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President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver a press conference following their meeting in the Oval Office.
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200,000 people protested against Japan's nuclear restart in Tokyo.
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Fukushima explosions taken from the air
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Arak IR-40 Heavy Water Reactor, Iran
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Safecast works to measure radiation levels in Japan and provide this data on the internet
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Sign next to map in a Fukushima City park expresses apologies from city for declaring one-hour park-usage time limit due to radiation level on soil and equipment.
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The 1,000 sq. mi. no-mans land around Chernobyl is known as the "Zone of Alienation."
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Tu-95MS at Engels Air Force Base; Strategic bomber, missile carrier, airborne surveillance.
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Shahram Amiri says that he was abducted and tortured by American intelligence.
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Wind blows through the desolate town of Pripyat. On April 26, 1986, this amusement park was being readied for the annual May Day celebrations when the Chernobyl nuclear accident occurred.
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England's Selafield nuclear plant.
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Royal Navy photo of HMS Sceptre.
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The British nuclear attack submarine, HMS Sceptre.
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