23 April 2017
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22/04/2017 06:51

New actor Trump heightens North Korea drama: analysts

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Geopolitical tensions flare every spring on the Korean peninsula, but analysts say the anxiety of recent weeks has been magnified by the unpredictable new player in the annual drama: Donald Trump.

21/04/2017 12:21

UN Security Council threatens new sanctions on North Korea

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The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned North Korea's latest missile test and threatened to impose new sanctions against Pyongyang for its «highly destabilizing behavior.»

18/04/2017 06:22

Analysts try to identify North Korean failed missile type

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The latest North Korean missile launch may have been of a new and hitherto unknown system being developed by Kim Jong-Un's regime, a weapons expert said Monday.

17/04/2017 06:28

US VP Pence warns North Korea «all options are on the table» in DMZ visit

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US Vice President Mike Pence used a visit to the heavily militarised border between the two Koreas Monday to declare «all options are on the table» in dealing with Pyongyang, the day after the North's latest failed missile test.

16/04/2017 06:27

Britain urges North Korea to stop nuclear weapons drive

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Saturday urged North Korea to abide by UN resolutions and stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons, as the reclusive state brandished its military might.

17/01/2017 02:44

Obama warns Trump not to jettison Iran nuclear deal

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US President Barack Obama marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasizing its «significant and concrete results» and warning against undoing a pact supported by the world's major powers.

18/12/2016 03:56

Iran seeks meeting of nuclear deal powers to protest US sanctions

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ran formally requested a meeting of the commission that oversees its nuclear deal with world powers to complain about the renewing of sanctions by the United States, state television reported Saturday.

11/12/2016 06:53

Petraeus sees «downsides» to Iran nuclear pact

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A global deal to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions contains elements «of great concern», retired US general David Petraeus, seen as a contender to be Washington's top diplomat, said on Saturday.

30/11/2016 15:02

CIA chief warns Trump against ripping up Iran deal

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CIA director John Brennan warned Wednesday that tearing up the Iran nuclear deal, as US President-elect Donald Trump promised during his election campaign, would be «disastrous».

29/11/2016 21:18 Video

Chernobyl, a new sarcophagus for the nuclear power plant

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The structure, called «New Safe Confinement» (NSC), is a kind of giant hangar heavy 36 thousand tons, built in the vicinity of the nuclear installation and then slid over the old concrete shell of the reactor. NSC has cost about 2 billion euro.

20/09/2016 11:26

North Korea hails «successful» test of new rocket engine

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North Korea has successfully tested a new, high-powered rocket engine, state media said Tuesday, a move Seoul said was designed to showcase its progress towards being able to target the US east coast.

12/09/2016 12:25

North Korea ready to conduct another nuclear test: Seoul

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North Korea is ready to conduct another nuclear test at any time, South Korea's defence ministry said Monday, just days after Pyongyang sparked worldwide condemnation with its fifth and most powerful test.

11/09/2016 13:59

US must recognise North Korea as «nuclear weapons state»

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A defiant North Korea Sunday restated its demand for recognition as a «legitimate» nuclear-armed state, as world powers pondered ways to punish Pyongyang for its latest and largest atomic test.

11/09/2016 08:58

South Korean president to meet opposition after nuke test

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South Korean President Park Geun-Hye will meet the leaders of political parties on Monday following North Korea's nuclear test, amid speculation she will urge them to ease opposition to a US missile defence system.

11/09/2016 05:08

US, Japan scramble for «strongest» sanctions against NKorea

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Washington and Tokyo are seeking «the strongest possible» measure to be taken against North Korea after its latest and most powerful nuclear test, a top US envoy said on Sunday.

28/03/2016 22:54 Video

Washington under nuclear attack, the propaganda of Pyongyang

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In the images we see a nuclear missile launched from a submarine that attacks and destroys Washington, colpedo the front of the Lincoln Memorial area. The movie closes with American flags on fire. For weeks, Pyongyang has stepped up propaganda against South Korea and the United States.

20/10/2015 19:13

First Fukushima worker diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer: Japan official

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A former Fukushima nuclear plant worker has been diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer, Japanese officials said Tuesday, and an expert said the first confirmed case since the 2011 accident could be just the «tip of the iceberg».

18/10/2015 22:31

West prepares to end sanctions as Iran deal adopted

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The United States and Europe began preparing to lift the trade sanctions that have hobbled the Iranian economy on Sunday, as a historic nuclear deal came into effect.

18/10/2015 17:48

Obama orders steps towards lifting Iran sanctions

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President Barack Obama ordered the US government Sunday to take steps towards lifting sanctions on Iran, in accordance with the historic nuclear deal struck between six world powers and Tehran.

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