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December 7, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE
  • IAEA Approves Global Nuclear Fuel Bank
    World Nuclear News
  • Russia, U.S. Sign Deal to Reduce Nuclear Risk
    Reuters
  • Libya Delayed Nuclear Fuel Disposal Deal
    New York Times
  • Iran Talks End with Little Sign of Progress
    The Washington Post
  • Areva and NPCIL Sign Nuclear Agreement
    Wall Street Journal
  • Gulf Leaders meet after WikiLeaks Revelations
    Agence France Presse
  • Obama Presses China to Curb North Korea
    Global Security Newswire
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IAEA Approves Global Nuclear Fuel Bank

World Nuclear News
AmanoThe board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has adopted a resolution establishing a global nuclear fuel bank aimed at providing an alternative to countries seeking producing their own nuclear fuel.

At its meeting on 3 December, the IAEA board agreed to create an international low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel bank, fulfilling the conditions of the $50 million pledge proposed by the US-based Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) organization and US billionaire Warren Buffett.
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Russia, U.S. Sign Deal to Reduce Nuclear Risk

Reuters
Russia and the United States agreed on Tuesday to study the possibility of making Russian research reactors less of a nuclear proliferation risk by converting them to use low-enriched uranium fuel.
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Libya Delayed Nuclear Fuel Disposal Deal

Eric Schmitt, New York Times
In the early morning of Nov. 25, 2009, a large Russian cargo plane left the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on a secret mission without its intended cargo.
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Iran Talks End with Little Sign of Progress

Glenn Kessler, Washington Post
Talks between Iran and major powers ended Tuesday with few signs of progress except an agreement to meet again in Istanbul next month.
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Areva and NPCIL Sign Nuclear Agreement

Eric Yep AND Mukesh Jagota, Wall Street Journal
State-controlled Nuclear Power Corp. of India Ltd. Monday signed two agreements with France's Areva S.A. that will likely help the south Asian nation expand much-needed electricity generation capacity with the building of two nuclear-powered reactors.
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Gulf Leaders meet after WikiLeaks revelations

Taieb Mahjoub, Agence France Presse
Gulf Arab leaders kicked off an annual summit Monday in the absence of Saudi Arabia's ailing king and with their fears exposed over Iran's nuclear drive, courtesy of WikiLeaks.
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Obama Presses China to Curb North Korea

Global Security Newswire
The United States has stepped up criticism of Chinese policy toward North Korea, asserting that Beijing is "enabling" the aspiring nuclear power's work on uranium enrichment and its military strikes on South Korea, the Washington Post reported today.
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