Mark Heinrich, Reuters
The United States said on Wednesday that U.N. inspectors had found growing evidence of covert nuclear activity in Syria, and European allies said a lack of Syrian transparency demanded utmost scrutiny.
The U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, is looking into U.S. intelligence reports that Syria had almost built a North Korean-designed, nuclear reactor meant to yield bomb-grade plutonium before Israel bombed it in 2007.
Walter Pincus, The Washington Post
The nation's nuclear weapons laboratories would be spun out of the Energy Department and become the center of an independent Agency for National Security Applications under a proposal to be released today by a bipartisan task force formed by the Stimson Center, a research organization devoted to security issues.
Justin McCurry, The Guardian
The immediate future of the world's biggest nuclear power station was in doubt today after its eighth fire since it was closed almost two years ago by an earthquake.
Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press
Iran's military chief warned Israel Wednesday that its nuclear facilities are within range of Iranian missiles, the latest message from Tehran that it will strike back if attacked.
Charles Clover, Daniel Dombey, Tobias Buck, The Financial Times
Russia and the US yesterday both hardened their position over Washington's missile defence plans for central Europe after reports that President Barack Obama had sent President Dmitry Medvedev a letter suggesting a deal on the issue.
Jonathan Tirone, Bloomberg
Billionaire Warren Buffett’s plan to help the United Nations create a safe supply of enriched uranium is foundering because countries fear it will restrict their development of nuclear technology, officials and diplomats say.