France says Iran’s missile programme must be put “under surveillance”

By Michel Rose and John Irish PARIS, Feb 14 : Iran’s ballistic missile programme must be placed under international surveillance, French President Emmanuel Macron said, in an bid to get tougher on Tehran while preserving the nuclear deal that Donald Trump has threatened to scrap. With the 2015 deal, aimed at stopping Iran developing nuclear […]

Iran says it can discuss other issues if nuclear deal successful

By Parisa Hafezi and John Irish Paris, Feb 8 : The West must ensure the Iran 2015 nuclear deal succeeds before trying to negotiate other issues, a senior Iranian official said in a rare public suggestion Tehran could discuss matters such as its regional activities or missile program with world powers. “Now they ask Iran […]

China goes nuclear with latest state-brokered power deal

By Josephine Mason and David Stanway BEIJING, Jan 31 : China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC), China’s No. 2 nuclear power producer, will take over the country’s top nuclear power plant builder to create a company worth almost $100 billion, the latest state-orchestrated marriage in the nation’s vast power sector. The deal has been in works […]

Spurned by Trump, Europeans ponder how to meet Iran ultimatum

By John Irish, Robin Emmott and Arshad Mohammed PARIS/BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON, Jan 21 : A day before Donald Trump’s Jan. 12 ultimatum to “fix” the Iran nuclear deal, European powers met Iran’s foreign minister to show support for it, but the effort failed to soften Trump’s aversion to the accord, U.S. and European officials said. The gathering […]

Spurned by Trump, Europeans ponder how to meet Iran ultimatum

By John Irish, Robin Emmott and Arshad Mohammed PARIS/BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON, Jan 21 : A day before Donald Trump’s Jan. 12 ultimatum to “fix” the Iran nuclear deal, European powers met Iran’s foreign minister to show support for it, but the effort failed to soften Trump’s aversion to the accord, U.S. and European officials said. The gathering […]

Nations to consider more N.Korea sanctions, U.S. warns on military option

By David Brunnstrom and David Ljunggren VANCOUVER, Jan 17 : Twenty nations agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it did not chose negotiations. A U.S.-hosted meeting of countries […]