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France to spend 37 bn euros on upgrading nuclear arsenal

Paris, France | AFP | France is planning a 37-billion-euro revamp of its nuclear arsenal over the next seven years, part of a sharp increase in defence spending aimed at allowing France to “hold its own” as a key power in Europe, the country’s defence chief said Thursday. The upgrades …

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US to unveil ‘toughest sanctions ever’ on N. Korea: Pence

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Washington will soon unveil its “toughest and most aggressive sanctions” ever against North Korea, US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday after talks with Japan’s prime minister in Tokyo. He also warned that North Korea, which will participate in this month’s Winter Olympics as part …

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S.Africa in ‘new era’, likely next president tells Davos

Davos, Switzerland | AFP | South Africa’s likely next president promised pro-business reforms and tough justice for those guilty of state corruption, as he wooed investors on Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Cyril Ramaphosa, who could replace Jacob Zuma as president within weeks, told investors in Davos …

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UN chief defends Iran deal after Trump demands changes

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday warned that any bid to address concerns about Iran should not jeopardize the hard-won nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump demanded changes to the accord. The United States is concerned the deal, thrashed out over 12 years …

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Museveni hosts IAEA boss, makes case for nuclear energy

Atomic Energy boss in Uganda for Cancer Machine launch Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano has met President Yoweri Museveni and discussed nuclear cooperation with Uganda. Amano is in Uganda ahead of the official commissioning on Friday of the Cobalt …

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White House pushes back over Trump N. Korea quote

Washington, United States | AFP | The White House on Saturday denied and corrected a quote attributed to President Donald Trump that suggested he had a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. “I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-Un,” Trump was quoted as telling The …

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Trump decision looms over Iran deal as Europe watches

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump was set Friday to decide whether to jeopardize the 2015 Iran nuclear deal by re-imposing American sanctions, against the wishes of European leaders who say the agreement is working just fine. Washington agreed to sanctions relief under the terms of …

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S. Korea’s Moon willing to hold summit with Kim Jong-Un

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Wednesday he would be willing to sit down with the nuclear-armed North’s leader Kim Jong-Un, as the international community welcomed an agreement for Pyongyang to send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in the South. The Games in Pyeongchang …

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