Bye, bye Bill! Russia’s nuclear officials abandon America’s Microsoft Office software & switch to home-designed tech — reports

Moscow officials are set to pull the plug on a multimillion-dollar deal with US computing giant Microsoft, and instead buy the rights to a Russian-made suite of programs for employees of the country’s nuclear safety regulator. On Wednesday, the Vedomosti newspaper reported that a source from the state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom, confirmed it had […]

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US ‘ready’ for nuclear talks with Iran… with precondition of addressing ‘regional issues’

The Joe Biden administration said it’s willing to sit down with Iran to discuss renewing the 2015 nuclear pact, though a senior US official noted the talks must cover other “regional issues” – a potential deal-breaker for Tehran. “The United States would accept an invitation from the European Union High Representative to attend a meeting […]

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Isaak Khalatnikov dies aged 101: Legendary Russian physicist & WW2 veteran helped create first Soviet nuclear bomb in 1940s

Russian physicist Isaak Khalatnikov, the oldest member of the country’s Academy of Sciences (RAS), has died at the age of 101. The scientist was the last living participant of the team that built the first Soviet nuclear bomb. The scientist died early on Saturday in the Moscow Region, RAS told Russian media outlets. Born in […]

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Rouhani accuses Israel of killing nuclear scientist – Times of India

DUBAI: Iran’s president on Saturday accused Israel of killing a prominent Iranian scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb programme, state TV reported. Iran’s clerical and military rulers have threatened revenge for Friday’s killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who Iranian media said died in hospital after assassins gunned him down in […]

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Russia Offers U.S. One-Year Freeze on Nuclear Warhead Numbers – The Moscow Times

Russia said on Tuesday it was ready to offer the United States a mutual one-year freeze on the number of nuclear warheads held by both countries in order to extend a landmark arms reduction deal due to expire next year. “Russia offers to extend the New START by one year and is ready to take […]

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The City That Builds Russia’s Nuclear Submarines Now Has Over 2,000 Covid-19 Cases – The Moscow Times

Two naval construction yards in a northern Russian city near the site of last year’s mysterious nuclear testing accident have become new hotbeds for the coronavirus. Severodvinsk is near the Nyonoksa testing site where an August 2019 explosion during a rocket engine test killed five nuclear workers and led to a radiation spike. The building of nuclear […]

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Tennessee newspaper apologizes after ad promising nuclear bomb from Islam in July based on ‘Bible propheses’

The Tennessean has found themselves in hot water on social media and apologizing following a paid advertisement in their newspaper promising Islam will drop a nuclear bomb on the city of Nashville on July 18. “Dear citizens of Nashville,” the full-page ad read. “We are under conviction to not tell you but provide evidence that […]

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Opening Nuclear Talks With Russia, U.S. May Also Be Ending Them – The Moscow Times

The United States and Russia on Monday open talks on their last major nuclear agreement — but for some observers, it may simply be the beginning of the end. President Donald Trump’s administration has insisted, to no avail, that China join the discussions in Vienna on New START, the treaty that caps U.S. and Russian […]

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Iran Is Accused of Hiding Suspected Nuclear Activity

WASHINGTON — International nuclear inspectors and the United States accused Iran on Friday of hiding suspected nuclear activity, the first time in more than eight years that Tehran has been accused of obstructing inspections, paving the way for a new confrontation with Western powers. The accusation came in a resolution passed by the board of […]

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Russia Vows to Stand Firm by Iran on Nuclear Deal – The Moscow Times

Russia on Tuesday vowed to stand by its ally Iran and resist any attempts to promote an anti-Iranian agenda amid tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the comments during a visit to Moscow by his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif amid a fresh row over access to Iranian sites where past nuclear […]

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