The world’s first SMR  began operations in June 2018. The AP1000 was built by US manufacturing giant Westinghouse Electric Co, and is about 400km to the south of Shanghai

Ireland is struggling to reduce its greenhouse gases even while making great strides in harnessing wind power, so is there a case for looking at devel(...)

 Vogtle nuclear power plans near Waynesboro, Georgia in the US. A Democrat-led committee says that in the rush to transfer technology to the Saudis Trump aides may have violated regulations. Photograph:  Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images

White House officials have been pushing a plan to sell US nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia in potential defiance of legal restrictions and reg(...)

 President Donald Trump: The EU and the International Atomic Energy Agency reject his claims  Iran has continued its nuclear weapons research. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP

Two announcements last week, in Europe and the US respectively – and reactions to them – were testimony to the continuing frustration in Europe with t(...)

US president Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea taking a walk after their lunch on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12th. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

North Korea is continuing to develop its nuclear weapons programme, according to a report by the UN atomic watchdog, raising questions over the countr(...)

A picture taken  from the Israeli-annexed Syrian Golan Heights shows displaced Syrians going back to their camp near the Syrian village of Burayqah, after being turned back by the Israeli forces at the border fence between Syria and the  Golan Heights, where they were trying to seek refuge.  Photograph: Jalaa Marey/AFP/Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed during Monday’s summit in Helsinki to work together to end the conflict in(...)

Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz listens to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani during a joint press conference  in Vienna on Wednesday. Photograph: Robert Jaeger/AFP/Getty Images

A potential confrontation between the US and Iran is brewing in the Strait of Hormuz after Tehran threatened to block the Gulf passageway in retaliati(...)

 Kim Jong-un shakes hands with US president Donald Trump after taking part in a signing ceremony at the end of their historic  summit  in Singapore on Tuesday. Photograph:  Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has touted his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as so great a breakthrough that Pyongyang is no longer a nuclear threat to t(...)

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: has announced conditions for following nuclear deal with European countries. Photograph: EPA

European powers have until May 31st to present Iran with a plan to offset the US withdrawal from its nuclear deal and Washington’s renewed sanctions, (...)

US president Donald Trump as he announced the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. One of the reasons for Trump’s decision  was his commitment to fulfilling a campaign promise. Photograph:  Al Drago/Bloomberg

The signs were not good. European allies were not optimistic as they awaited a decision on America’s continued participation in the Iran deal ahead o(...)

 Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani. Donald Trump believes the agreement is a bad deal, which falls short of addressing Iran’s regional behaviour or its missile programme. Photograph: Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

What is the Iran nuclear deal? Iran and a six-nation negotiating group reached a landmark agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action i(...)

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