The Russian President is to visit Turkey on December 1 to discuss trade and energy. His talks with Turkish President Erdogan will focus on the Blue Stream gas pipeline from Russia, as well as the building of a $20 billion nuclear power plant.
In an unprecedented move, French Polynesia, an overseas territory governed by France, is to ask Paris for nearly $1 billion in compensation for damage caused by nuclear weapons tests carried out by France in the South Pacific between 1966 and 1996.
Iran’s nuclear talks with the six world powers will carry on till the end of June, officials taking part in negotiations have confirmed. The parties failed to reach a conclusion by the deadline of November 24.
Top US and Iranian diplomats have decided to stay in Vienna to continue tense negotiations on the nuclear issue until a consensus suitable to both states is reached. Russia sees it as a good sign with FM Lavrov reportedly considering joining the talks.
The United Nation’s Secretary-General has urged parties in P1+5 nuclear talks with Iran to be “flexible” as the deadline to settle a long-standing stalemate over Tehran's atomic program may be missed without final resolution on Monday.
Iran is not budging over negotiations surrounding its Arak reactor, Tehran’s nuclear chief said Thursday as the IAEA boss stated that the country has failed to provide details and explanations over suspected atomic weapons research.
United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has announced an overhaul of how the US nuclear weapon arsenal is maintained, calling for billions of dollars in investment to address recent security violations and low morale among nuclear-force management.
China criticized US military spy flights near their territory during military discussions this week between the two nuclear powers. However, US officials said their reconnaissance missions in international airspace would continue.