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January 19, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Pakistan Blocks Agenda at U.N. Disarmament Conference
    Reuters
  • Review Says Iran Never Halted Nuke Work in '03
    The Washington Times
  • Germany Warns Iran It Faces New Sanctions
    Reuters
  • China Says Missile Defense System Test Successful
    Associated Press
  • South Korea Likely to Win Nuclear Power Plant Bid in Turkey: Report
    MarketWatch
  • Going Nuclear for the Election
    World Nuclear News
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Pakistan Blocks Agenda at U.N. Disarmament Conference

Jonathan Lynn, Reuters
PakistanArms negotiators failed to start talks on Tuesday on cutting nuclear weapons when Pakistan blocked the adoption of the 2010 agenda for the U.N.-sponsored Conference on Disarmament.

The conference, the world's sole multinational negotiating forum for disarmament, spent much of 2009 stuck on procedural wrangles raised by Pakistan after breaking a 12-year deadlock to agree to a programme of work.

The impasse on Tuesday suggested 2010 would be another year of halting progress.
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Review Says Iran Never Halted Nuke Work in '03

Eli Lake, The Washington Times
U.S. intelligence agencies now suspect that Iran never halted work on its nuclear arms program in 2003, as stated in a national intelligence estimate made public three years ago, U.S. officials said.
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Germany Warns Iran It Faces New Sanctions

Allyn Fisher-Ilan, Reuters
Iran faces further sanctions unless it changes stance in talks over its nuclear program, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, even if there is no United Nations agreement to act against Tehran.
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China Says Missile Defense System Test Successful

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press
China announced that its military intercepted a missile in mid-flight Monday in a test of new technology that comes amid heightened tensions over Taiwan and increased willingness by the Asian giant to show off its advanced military capabilities.
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South Korea Likely to Win Nuclear Power Plant Bid in Turkey: Report

MarketWatch
South Korea is likely to win the bid for building two nuclear power plants in Sinop of Turkey, Yonhap News Agency reported Saturday, citing Turkish media.
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Going Nuclear for the Election

World Nuclear News
As Ukraine's presidential election approaches, hopeful candidate Yulia Tymoshenko has embarked on a remarkable pro-nuclear campaigning spree.
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