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# Nuclear

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Could a nuclear bomb save us from a giant asteroid?
India set to test first nuclear submarine
Officials say they plan to have six nuclear subs in operation by 2018.
Automatic shutdown at South Korea nuclear reactor
Operators of the nuclear plant ruled out any possible radiation leak at the plant after the automatic shutdown.
Deeper underground: could you live in a bunker?
Missile silos and Nazi bunkers have been converted into habitable homes, while other designers are focused on preparing shelters for surviving catastrophes.
Japan probes alleged cover-up at nuclear plant
It’s claimed workers were forced to underreport the amount of radiation they were exposed to so they could stay on the job longer.
Video: Six men stand under atomic test... and walk away unharmed
One man said it was a “wonderful thrill” to stand at Ground Zero and watch a nuclear explosion (people enjoyed different things in 1957).
Iran prepares for 'war games' as sanctions take effect
Three-day drill starts days after EU and US imposed new sanctions.
Nuclear plant goes online for first time since Japan's tsunami
The Ohi plant’s reactor No 3 is returning to operation despite divided public opinion on the use of nuclear power.
Gunmen attack French uranium plant in Central African Republic
A local military official says that the attackers caused some damage to the facility and stole a “sizeable quantity” of food.
Iranian nuclear talks resume
International efforts to end deadlock over Iran’s nuclear programme take place in Moscow.
UN nuclear watchdog 'disappointed' with lack of progress in Iran talks
The IAEA met with an Iranian delegation in Vienna today to discuss issues concerning Iran’s nuclear programme.
EU-wide nuclear review calls for better communication, coordination
Plants across the EU were stress tested following Japan’s Fukushima crisis.
UN nuclear chief says deal with Iran reached on probe
A deal has been reached with Iran that will allow the UN nuclear agency to restart a long-stalled probe into suspicions that Tehran has secretly worked on developing nuclear arms.
Iran hangs 'Israel spy' over killing of nuclear scientist
Iranian media says a man accused of being an Israeli spy has been executed over the death of a leading nuclear scientist.
Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor amid protests
It’s not clear whether the Tomari plant will reopen as demonstrators called for the country to renounce nuclear power.
26th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster marked in Ukraine
People lay flowers and lit candles to mark the occasion. Ukraine’s president vowed today that his country is committed to building a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor.
In pictures: an amazing return to Chernobyl
Incredible images of the “ground zero” of the 1986 accident.
Oil price dips after positive signs from Iran nuclear talks
EU foreign policy chief says “constructive and useful” talks will continue next month in Baghdad.
Kim Jong Un makes first public speech since becoming leader
At the culmination of two weeks of celebrations marking the centenary of the birth of his grandfather, North Korea’s new leader made his first public speech since stepping into power last December.
EU diplomat says 6-power nuclear talks 'very constructive'
The diplomat said nuclear talks between six world powers and Iran were “very constructive” – but that a second round looks likely after a morning session between the two sides today.
Satellite images show North Korea launch operations
The US is claiming the North Korean rocket launch is a smokescreen for long-range missile tests.
Japan says it will intercept North Korean rocket if threatened
Japan has ordered missile units to intercept a long-range rocket expected to be launched by North Korea next month if the rocket – or any its fragments – threaten to hit the country.
North Korea criticises Obama’s 'confrontational stance' over launch
The US and South Korea are concerned the rocket launches are a cover to test long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
Obama warns North Korea and Iran over nuclear ambitions
He also admitted that the US has more nuclear weapons than it needs.
Iran to grant UN nuclear inspectors access to military complex
IAEA inspectors had previously been banned from examining the facility they suspect is carrying out secret atomic work.
Israel and US differ on Iranian nuclear question
Obama is pushing for more dialogue with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, while Netanyahu has reiterated Israel’s right to defend itself – by pre-emtive strike if necessary.
Obama and Netanyahu to discuss Iran at talks today
Yesterday, Obama warned that “loose talk of war” only plays into Iran’s hands. The leaders will hold a private meeting at the White House today.
Barack Obama says he's not bluffing on possibility of Iran attack
The US president said both Israel and Iran recognise that when he says it is “unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon, we mean what we say.”
Probe finds Japan kept quiet on risk of nuclear disaster
A report released today found the Japanese government played down the risk of nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima plant after the earthquake and tsunami last March.
Iran says it may extend oil cut to more EU countries
Iran halted oil shipments to Britain and France yesterday, in an apparent pre-emptive blow against the EU after it imposed sanctions on Iran’s crucial fuel exports.
Iran halts oil exports to Britain and France
The move is an apparent pre-emptive blow against the EU, which imposed sanctions on Iran’s crucial fuel exports over the country’s controversial nuclear programme.
Ex-PM: Japan was unprepared for nuclear crisis
The former Prime Minister acknowledged there were flaws in how authorities handled the Fukushima crisis last year.
Daily Fix: Wednesday
In today’s Fix: household charge campaign; health service ‘reduction’; and the best way to get onto a crowded bus…
Iran to renew talks over nuclear programme
Iran and UN nuclear inspectors are due to start discussions regarding the country’s controversial nuclear programme this weekend.
EU agrees oil embargo against Iran over nuclear programme
British Foreign Secretary William Hague said it was part of an “unprecedented set of sanctions” against Iran.