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How nuclear industry could revive dying reactors with the hottest new fuel

Nuclear has been left largely behind by booming demand for clean energy over the past decade, with more reactors being permanently shut down than built.
File photo of Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's crown prince

China and IAEA are helping Saudi Arabia achieve its nuclear ambitions

Although Saudi Arabia has pledged that its nuclear program is strictly peaceful, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said the kingdom would develop a bomb if Iran did so.
File image of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani | Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Who said Iran does not buckle under pressure? Just ask IAEA

Iran was previously forced to begin negotiations that led to the 2015 nuclear deal. This time around Iran has agreed to give IAEA access to inspect two of its nuclear sites.
Rafael Mariano Grossi in a meeting with Dr Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran | Rafael Mariano Grossi | Twitter

Iran says it has begun ‘new era’ of expanded nuclear cooperation with IAEA

Iran’s nuclear program has been subject to the most stringent inspections in IAEA’s history. The IAEA now expects access to 2 sites suspected of hosting past nuclear activity.

Iran’s atomic work will survive Natanz blast, monitoring may not

The scale of the Natanz explosion, which came shortly after another at a military site near Tehran, triggered speculation that Israel might have targeted the facility.
A Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (TEPCO) employee walks past storage tanks for contaminated water at the company's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan | Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

The secretive election of the world’s top nuclear peacekeeper will take place today

Ambassadors of 35 nations on IAEA board will enter a sealed chamber at its headquarters in Vienna on Monday to elect successor to Yukiya Amano.
Chinese Premier Xi Jinping could be the most powerful leader in the world.

Global Pulse: Xi’s bid for absolute power, nuclear watchdog clears Iran

A roundup of the biggest stories and views from across the world.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.