After years of stonewalling, Iran is sending a senior envoy to talks with the U.N. atomic monitoring agency that could provide answers on past nuclear activities, diplomats said Sunday. The diplomats told The Associated Press that Iranian negotiator Javad Vaedi was set to meet as early as Monday with Olli Heinonen, a senior official of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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Iran faces heightened criticism over its escalating nuclear activity at a U.N. watchdog meeting this week that will provide a barometer of sentiment for broader sanctions against Tehran. The regular June session of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 35-nation governing board starting on Monday will focus global attention on Iran’s rapidly expanding uranium enrichment programme and its reduced cooperation with IAEA inspectors.
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India’s prime minister has warned that tough negotiations lie ahead if New Delhi is to seal a landmark nuclear energy pact with the United States, preferably before September.
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The United States must drop its objections to India reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, India’s external affairs minister said Sunday.
UPI 10th June 2007 http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Top_News/2007/06/10/india_demands_right_to_process_spent_fuel/6509/
EXPERTS at Sellafield are puzzled by the discovery of pebbles on local beaches that have absorbed radioactivity. The handful of cases of ‘hot pebbles’ came to light after a new scanning and monitoring machine made extensive checks across beaches at Sellafield, Seascale and St Bees. The meeting of the environmental sub committee of the West Cumbria sites stakeholder group heard of the discovery from Tim Parker, BNG’s environmental monitoring manager.
Carlisle News and Star 8th June 2007 http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/viewarticle.aspx?id=508261
The Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said yesterday it was about to close a deal that would increase its presence in Britain but did not name the company. Gazprom has long been tipped to buy Centrica, the owner of British Gas, or other European companies as it seeks a greater presence in the markets for its gas and Mr Medvedev’s words may spark speculative interest in Centrica’s shares today.
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Telegraph 11th June 2007 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2007/06/11/cngazprom111.xml
How many Ikea employees does it take to change a light bulb? Nearly 10,000, but the light bulbs will have to be low energy and supplied free of charge. As part of its strategy to improve its environmental credentials, the Swedish furnishing group plans to give each of its 9,600 British employees six low-energy light bulbs, which it will replace for nothing once they stop working after about five years.
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