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January 4, 2011
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China Says It Knows How to Reprocess Nuclear Fuel
Associated Press
Can Warren Buffett Stop the Spread of Nuclear Weapons?
Time
South Korea's Lee Calls for Six-Party Talks
The Washington Post
Iran Invites Nations to Tour Its Nuclear Sites
Associated Press
Energy Policy in Iran Leaves Many Gasping
The New York Times
West Has 3 Years to Rein in Iran - Israeli Minister
Reuters
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China Says It Knows How to Reprocess Nuclear Fuel

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press
China
Editor's Note: The Chinese announcement, and media coverage of it, are misleading—China has, in fact, employed the technology for separating plutonium from spent fuel since its weapons program got underway over a half-century ago. At issue this week are China's initial plutonium separation experiments carried out at a small pilot plant for its civil nuclear program. China finished construction of this plant in 2004, but commissioning has proceeded very cautiously so far.
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Can Warren Buffett Stop the Spread of Nuclear Weapons?

Michael Crowley, Time
To a billionaire investor like Warren Buffett, $50 million is pocket change. But when Buffett invested that amount in an unusual project four years ago, he watched it as closely as some of Berkshire Hathaway's biggest holdings.
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South Korea's Lee Calls for Six-Party Talks

Chico Harlan, The Washington Post
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Wednesday described international talks as the necessary means of coaxing North Korea to abandon its nuclear program, opening a narrow window for the resumption of long-dormant negotiations.
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Iran Invites Nations to Tour Its Nuclear Sites

Associated Press
Iran has invited Russia, China, the EU and its allies in the Arab world and developing world to tour its nuclear sites, in an apparent move to gain support prior to a fresh round of talks with six world powers.
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Energy Policy in Iran Leaves Many Gasping

William Yong, The New York Times
One of Tehran's signature landscapes the imposing, rugged line of the Alborz Mountains at the city's northern boundary has suddenly become an elusive one.
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West Has 3 Years to Rein in Iran - Israeli Minister

Reuters
The United States and its allies have up to three years to curb Iran's nuclear programme, which has been set back by technical difficulties and sanctions, a senior Israeli official said on Wednesday.
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