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UN demands end to military activity at Ukraine nuke plant

Aug. 11, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. nuclear chief warned Thursday that “very alarming” military activity at Europe’s largest nuclear plant in southeastern Ukraine could lead to dangerous consequences for the region and called for an end to attacks at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia facility....

EXPLAINER: Fighting in Ukraine endangers big nuclear plant

Aug. 10, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe's largest nuclear power plant, stoking international fears of a catastrophe on the continent. A look at the plant and the situation around it: EUROPE'S BIGGEST NUCLEAR PLANT The Zaporizhzhia plant is in...

Russia, Ukraine trade accusations over nuclear plant attacks

Aug. 08, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine traded accusations Monday that each side is shelling Europe's biggest nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine. Russia claimed that Ukrainian shelling caused a power surge and fire and forced staff to lower output from two reactors, while Ukraine has blamed...

Iran nuclear talks in Vienna as Tehran expands enrichment

Aug. 04, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

Negotiators from Iran, the U.S. and the European Union resumed monthslong, indirect talks over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal Thursday, as international inspectors reported that the Islamic Republic is expanding its uranium enrichment. The resumption of the Vienna talks, suddenly...

UN nuclear chief: Ukraine nuclear plant is `out of control'

Aug. 03, 2022 04:49 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. nuclear chief warned that Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine “is completely out of control” and issued an urgent plea to Russia and Ukraine to quickly allow experts to visit the sprawling complex to stabilize the situation and avoid a nuclear...

Japan OKs preparation step for Fukushima plant water release

Jul. 22, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s nuclear regulator on Friday approved details of a planned release of treated radioactive wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea next year. The approval by the Nuclear Regulation Authority will enable Tokyo Electric Power Co....

Iranian envoy is vague about possible drone sales to Russia

Jul. 13, 2022 08:19 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister insists that his country opposes Russia’s war against Ukraine but stayed vague Wednesday about whether Tehran's military cooperation with Moscow would include sales of drones that could carry missiles. Earlier in the war, Iran was criticized...

Iran enriches to 20% with new centrifuges at fortified site

Jul. 10, 2022 06:17 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced Sunday that it has begun enriching uranium up to 20% using sophisticated centrifuges at its underground Fordo nuclear plant, state TV reported, an escalation that comes amid a standoff with the West over its tattered atomic deal. That Tehran is...

Iran, US begin EU-led indirect nuclear deal talks in Qatar

Jun. 28, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran and the United States began indirect talks Tuesday in Qatar aimed at finding a way to save Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, met with European Union official Enrique Mora in...

US, Iran in tense sea incident; Tehran preps new centrifuges

Jun. 21, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy warship fired a warning flare to wave off an Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat coming straight at it during a tense encounter in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, officials said Tuesday. The incident on Monday involving the Guard...