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August 31, 2010

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  • India Passes Nuclear Deal
    The New York Times
  • Nuclear Test Halt Urged Ahead of Day of Observance
    Global Security Newswire
  • North Korean Pair Viewed as Key to Secret Arms Trade
    The Wall Street Journal
  • Kim Jong-il Poised to Announce Son as Successor
    The Guardian
  • Obama Moves to Remake US Weapons Controls
    Agence France-Presse
  • Weeks Still Needed to Fuel Iran's Nuclear Plant
    Agence France-Presse
  • Kingdom, Japan Nearing Nuclear Deal
    The Jordan Times
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India Passes Nuclear Deal

Jim Yardley, The New York Times
IndiaIndia's Parliament approved a final, critical piece of a long-delayed landmark civil nuclear agreement on Monday, a pact regarded as a cornerstone of a Bush-era effort to transform the relationship between the United States and the world’s largest democracy.

But even as supporters praised a historic victory, the end result is probably not what the United States had hoped for, nor does it seem likely to signal a new era in relations between the United States and India.
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Nuclear Test Halt Urged Ahead of Day of Observance

Global Security Newswire
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and others this week renewed calls for the end to nuclear testing, informally and ultimately through the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
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North Korean Pair Viewed as Key to Secret Arms Trade

Jay Solomon, The Wall Street Journal
A North Korean arms chief and Pyongyang's former ambassador to the United Nation's nuclear agency have emerged as key figures in an intensifying international effort to curb North Korea's weapons-trading activities.
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Kim Jong-il Poised to Announce Son as Successor

Tania Branigan, The Guardian
North Korea's state news agency heightened speculation that Kim Jong-il is preparing to anoint his youngest son as his heir as it confirmed the leader's five-day visit to China.
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Obama Moves to Remake US Weapons Controls

Agence France-Presse
President Barack Obama will on Tuesday move to reform US export rules, hoping to boost trade while hampering the sale of sensitive technology.
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Weeks Still Needed to Fuel Iran's Nuclear Plant

Jay Deshmukh, Agence France-Presse
Iran will still need two more weeks to fully load the fuel in its Russian-built first nuclear power plant, a process which began 10 days ago, atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi has said.
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Kingdom, Japan Nearing Nuclear Deal

Taylor Luck, The Jordan Times
Jordan and Japan are set to sign a nuclear cooperation agreement (NCA) "very soon", a senior government official said.
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