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International Atomic Energy Agency

Nuclear terrorism still a danger, warns IAEA

More action is needed to stop militants acquiring plutonium or highly-enriched uranium that could be used for atomic bombs, nuclear experts and government officials said. Speaking in Vienna on Monday, Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), warned against a "false sense of security" over the danger of nuclear terrorism.

Wednesday, 3 July, 2013, 3:25am

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Tributes and protests at Thatcher funeral

17 Apr 2013 - 3:25am

Iran and International Atomic Energy Agency expect to sign deal in January

The UN atomic agency, after a year of false starts, finally expects to sign a long-elusive deal with Iran on January 16, but that will be the easy part, experts say.

Implementing the accord will be a long and fragile process that will only partially resolve a decade-long stand-off over Iran's nuclear programme and help to silence Israeli "drums of war".

18 Dec 2012 - 4:08am

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Greece runs out of cash

16 Nov 2012 - 2:20am

UN says Iran not co-operating on nuclear weapons probe

The UN nuclear chief said on Monday that Iran is not co-operating with an investigation into suspected secret work on nuclear weapons.

6 Nov 2012 - 12:27pm

Iran underground nuclear enrichment plant 'nearly ready'

Intelligence officials from several countries say Iran in recent weeks has virtually completed an underground nuclear enrichment plant.

It is racing ahead despite international pressure and heavy economic sanctions in what experts say may be an effort to give it leverage in any negotiations with the US and its allies.

27 Oct 2012 - 12:55pm

Expansion of Daya Bay's emergency zone ruled out

Even the most serious incident at Guangdong's Daya Bay nuclear power station will have a direct impact on only a tiny number of Hongkongers, emergency planning officials insist, as they rule out expanding the emergency planning zone beyond a 20-kilometre radius from the plant.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Serving science and China

This month, scientists at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the global governing body for nuclear energy, finished compiling a 12-point action plan for how to prevent future leaks from nuclear power plants in post-earthquake Japan.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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Bruised in election, People Power meet the media

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Introspective Japan's dangerous fault line

Japanese often claim supremacy over 'less advanced' Asian nations based on their ability to export 'more advanced' products, such as nuclear technology to China. But critics differentiate between its sophisticated hardware, such as environmentally friendly cars, and its awkward software, like dealing with an earthquake at the world's most powerful nuclear plant.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am