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Ukraine says nuclear plant offline after Russian shelling

Sep. 05, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Europe’s largest nuclear plant was knocked off Ukraine's electricity grid Monday, its last transmission line disconnected because of a fire caused by shelling, the facility’s operator and the U.N. atomic watchdog said. The International Atomic Energy Agency...

IAEA visit to Ukraine nuclear plant highlights risks

Sep. 03, 2022 02:28 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency are used to risky missions — from the radioactive aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in Japan to the politically charged Iranian nuclear program. But their deployment amid the war in Ukraine to Zaporizhzhia...

Russian diplomat chides US for rushing nuclear inspections

Aug. 09, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday that Moscow's decision to declare a freeze on U.S. inspections of its nuclear arsenals under a key arms control treaty was triggered by Washington's push for a quick visit by inspectors. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov...

Russia halts U.S. inspections of its nuclear arsenals

Aug. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Monday announced a freeze on U.S. inspections of its nuclear arsenals under a pivotal arms control treaty, claiming that Western sanctions have hampered similar tours of U.S. facilities by Russian monitors. The move reflects soaring tensions between Moscow...

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...