US nuclear materials plant closed after explosives inspection

A South Carolina nuclear material processing plant was locked down for several hours Monday after authorities inspected potential explosive residue.

China promoting its n-technology in nearly 20 countries

China is actively promoting its third generation nuclear technology in nearly 20 countries, a media report said.

Metal foams capable of shielding radiation developed

 Lightweight composite metal foams are effective at blocking X-rays, gamma rays and neutron radiation and are capable of absorbing the energy of high impact collisions, says a study.

White House courts Congress on Iran, Democrats skeptical

The White House dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to Congress for a second straight day Thursday in a bid to soothe skepticism about the historic nuclear deal with Iran, but Democrats remained wary.

Nuclear deal critics wooed, Iran leader urges caution

Washington and London sought Thursday to ease concerns over the Iran nuclear accord as the country`s supreme leader warned that major powers are not to be trusted over its implementation.

Obama takes on opponents of Iran nuclear deal

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday confronted critics of the nuclear deal reached with Iran, saying they were at odds with "99 percent" of the world and had failed to offer any real alternative.

Skepticism in US Congress over Iran deal

Top US Republicans and some Democrats expressed skepticism about Tuesday`s historic nuclear deal with Iran, saying it gives Tehran too much room to maneuver and does not safeguard American security interests.

World leaders voice relief as Iran, major powers reach historic nuclear deal
World leaders voice relief as Iran, major powers reach historic nuclear deal

World leaders hailed the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, with Barack Obama seeing a "new direction" and Vladimir Putin voicing a global "sigh of relief" -- though Israel criticised it as a "historic mistake".

'Draft nuclear deal calls for access to all Iranian sites'
'Draft nuclear deal calls for access to all Iranian sites'

UN inspectors would have access to all suspect Iranian sites, including military ones, under a draft nuclear deal that six major powers and Iran are working to finalise on Tuesday, a diplomatic source said.

Any Iran nuclear deal has tough road in US Congress: Senator McConnell

The top Republican in the US Senate on Sunday cast doubt on whether President Barack Obama will be able to win approval in Congress for any nuclear deal now under negotiation with Iran.

US says `major issues` remain in Iran nuclear talks

"Major issues" must still be resolved in talks between world powers and Iran on a nuclear deal, a US official said Sunday following signs that an agreement may be close.

Iran nuclear deal still needs `political will`: Diplomat

A historic nuclear deal between Iran and major powers is "within reach" but still requires "political will", an Iranian diplomat warned Sunday amid signs talks in Vienna were nearing a conclusion.

With deadline looming, Kerry says US in no rush to get Iran deal
With deadline looming, Kerry says US in no rush to get Iran deal

The United States and other major powers are not in a rush to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday, suggesting an accord was unlikely hours ahead of a deadline set by the U.S. Congress for a quick review.

Iran nuclear deal close; impasse over weapons, missiles persists

Iran and six world powers were close to an historic nuclear agreement on Thursday that could resolve a more than 12-year dispute over Tehran`s nuclear ambitions, but they remained deadlocked on the issue of Iranian arms and missile trade.

Austria files EU complaint against UK nuclear plant

Austria has filed a legal challenge at the European Court of Justice against EU-granted state subsidies for a new nuclear power plant in Britain, government officials confirmed on Monday.

All sides making `genuine effort` for Iran deal: US

US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday praised a "genuine effort" by all sides negotiating a nuclear accord with Iran to get the deal done as a new deadline looms.

Iran nuclear talks set to drag into weekend -- and beyond

Agonising talks towards a grand bargain nuclear deal between Iran and major powers looked set today to drag into the weekend and beyond, with stubborn differences still separating the two sides in Vienna.

Iran, world powers extend nuclear talks to July 7: US
Iran, world powers extend nuclear talks to July 7: US

 Iran and major powers Tuesday effectively gave themselves until July 7 to reach a nuclear deal, the US State Department said as a midnight deadline approached in talks in Vienna with no agreement in sight.

`Major problems` as Kerry heads to Iran nuclear talks

Efforts to finalise a historic nuclear deal with Iran remain stuck on several issues, diplomats from both sides said Friday as US Secretary of State John Kerry headed to Vienna for crunch weekend talks.

Russia cautiously upbeat on Iran nuclear talks

Russia`s chief negotiator was cautiously upbeat Friday about nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers, saying the number of issues still to be resolved before a June 30 deadline "can be counted on one hand".