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A woman in a car flashes the 'V for Victory' sign and waves an Iranian flag as people celebrate on Valiasr street in northern Tehran on April 2, 2015, after the announcement of an agreement on Iran nuclear talks.

Iran has big economic potential ... eventually

Apr 6, 2015
Before it can grow, the country's post-sanction economy must modernize.
Posted In: Iran, nuclear, Iran sanctions, world economies, sanctions, middle east
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with U.S. State Secretary John Kerry in Geneva. Iranians have requested that sanctions be lifted immediately once a deal is struck.

Lifting sanctions is not always easy

Mar 31, 2015
Iran wants sanctions to be lifted as soon as agreement is reached over its nuclear program but there are many complications.
Posted In: Iran, sanctions, nuclear
French Foreign minister Laurent Fabius speaks to media upon arrival for nuclear talks with Iran in the Palais Coburg in Vienna on November 21, 2014.

What might happen after Iran sanctions are lifted

Nov 24, 2014
Monday is the deadline for a deal in Iran’s nuclear talks.
Posted In: Iran, Oil, nuclear, oil sanctions

Stuxnet, Digital Weapons, and Countdown to Zero Day

Nov 10, 2014
Kai Ryssdal talks to Kim Zetter about her book.
Posted In: digital, Iran, nuclear, nuclear weapons

America's tallest structure would generate power

Mar 29, 2013
A Maryland energy company wants to build the world's third-tallest structure to generate downdraft power in the Arizona desert.
Posted In: wind power, nuclear, clean energy

Two years after Fukushima disaster, doubts of food safety linger in Japan

Mar 11, 2013
Japanese officials say food produced in the region around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is safe. But if you want your rice tested in front of you -- there's a service for that.
Posted In: Japan, nuclear, food safety, Fukushima

Japan marks two year anniversary of tsunami

Mar 11, 2013
Today's anniversary is being marked with protests against nuclear power in Japan. But can the country sustain a non-nuclear energy policy?
Posted In: Japan, nuclear, Fukushima, tsunami, earthquake

North Korea threatens U.S. nuclear strike ahead of U.N. sanctions vote

Mar 7, 2013
North Korea's government has said it reserves the right to carry out a preemptive nuclear attack against the United States ahead of a U.N. vote on tighter sanctions against the communist regime.
Posted In: North Korea, nuclear, United Nations

Japan's lesson for U.S. reactors: Disaster is possible

Feb 21, 2013
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission studied the disaster at the Fukushima reactors for a year. Now it's voting on an expensive safety modification to 31 similar reactors in the U.S.
Posted In: nuclear energy, nuclear, Fukushima

With a $1 billion economy, North Korea can easily afford nukes

Feb 12, 2013
Thanks to the sale of underground goods, the country can devote a third of its resources to developing its military and weapons programs.
Posted In: North Korea, nuclear

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