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NUCLEAR POWER, WASTE & WEAPONS
| Sunday, 21-Dec-2014 21:45 EST
|Medvedev: START could be in effect soon
MOSCOW, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S.-Russian arms treaty could go into effect next month, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday after approving treaty ratification documents.
Steinberg meets Chinese officials
BEIJING, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Chinese and U.S. officials met in Beijing Friday -- a week after their presidents' summit -- for follow-up work on relations between the countries.
North Korea stresses dialogue
PYONGYANG, North Korea, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- North Korea asked South Korea Friday to begin bilateral talks without delay and preconditions, the North's official news agency said.
N. Korea wants no precondition for talks
SEOUL, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- North Korea, which has offered to hold military talks with South Korea, says the "right atmosphere" is necessary for any such dialogue.
China seen as serious about N. Korea
BRUSSELS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- China is serious about containing North Korea, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says.
N. Korea's uranium enrichment rapped
SEOUL, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- North Korea's uranium enrichment program is inconsistent with U.N. Security Council resolutions and its own commitments, a top U.S. official said Wednesday.
Russian parliament OKs START document
MOSCOW, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The new arms reduction treaty between Russia and the United States gained approval Wednesday in the Federation Council, the upper house of Russia's parliament.
S. Korea proposes Feb. 11 for talks
SEOUL, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- South Korea proposed a February date for preparatory military talks with North Korea, as the situation on the Korean Peninsula remained tense, officials said.
Israel warned on Iran nuclear capabilities
JERUSALEM, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Israel's military intelligence head says sanctions against Iran's nuclear program are not working and that Iran could have nuclear weapons in one or two years.
Report: S. Korea wants nuclear talks
SEOUL, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- South Korea will ask North Korea for resumption of the six-nation denuclearization talks as the two sides agreed to hold military talks, an official said.
Iran not interested in nuke fuel exchange
PARIS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Iran said it was "no longer interested" in a nuclear fuel-exchange proposed by Washington and six other major powers, a Western diplomat reported Monday.
Statement calls for modernizing missiles
MOSCOW, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Russia's lower house of Parliament, the State Duma, says Russia must quickly modernize its nuclear deterrent with sophisticated ballistic missiles.
Talks on Iran's nuke plans begin in Turkey
ISTANBUL, Turkey, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- World leaders met in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday to begin two days of talks with Iran about its controversial nuclear program.
China asked to pressure N. Korea more
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Washington's warning to redeploy its forces in Asia convinced China to put more pressure on North Korea, a source told The New York Times.
France plans underwater nuclear reactor
PARIS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Plans to build underwater civilian nuclear reactors are in the works in France, with a prototype expected to be rolled out in 2016, officials said.
Obama, Hu seek common ground
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. and Chinese militaries will interact more in the future to improve trust, Presidents Barack Obama and Hu Jintao said Wednesday.
Iran conducts missile tests
TEHRAN, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Iran conducted missile tests Wednesday near its heavy water plant in Arak to boost the country's defense systems near vital sites, the Fars news agency said.
Expert: Iran's economy a 'disaster'
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Iran's president has made the country's economy a "disaster," but Tehran probably won't compromise on its nuclear aspirations, a think tank official said.
U.S. blocked Swedish firms aiding Iran
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- United States pressure forced two Swedish companies to drop out of Iran's nuclear effort, documents exposed by WikiLeaks reveal.
Medvedev urges nuclear treaty ratification
MOSCOW, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says the country's Parliament should quickly ratify the new nuclear arms reduction treaty with the United States.