nuclear energy

Pompeo says Saudi attack 'act of war' as Trump orders new sanctions

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the attack on Saudi oil facilities "an act of war" Wednesday, as President Donald Trump announced that he's ordered new sanctions on Tehran, the latest escalation in tensions between the two countries as US officials work to pin the blame on Iran.

White House declines to rule out Trump-Iran meeting

White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that President Donald Trump has "many options on the table" when it comes to responding to what his administration has described as Iran's role in a crippling strike on Saudi Arabia's oil production this weekend.

China's gambling on a nuclear future

Panicked shoppers thronged supermarket aisles, grabbing bags of salt by the armful. They queued six deep outside wholesalers. Most went home with only one or two bags; the lucky ones managed to snag a five-year supply before stocks ran out.

Netanyahu claims Iran had secret nuclear weapons site

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has unveiled what he claims was a previously unknown site connected to Iran's nuclear program from the early 2000s, in an announcement that political opponents have decried as election propaganda.

US may block France Iran plan as it offers millions to boost pressure

The Trump administration ratcheted up pressure on Iran Wednesday, announcing a reward program to disrupt Tehran's financial operations as well as confirming it had offered to pay tanker captains if they helped the United States impound Iranian vessels carrying Iranian oil and unveiling a new wave of sanctions.

Inside the complicated world of the travel influencer

Amy Seder isn't used to having the door slammed in her face. Her artfully posed Instagram posts of a glamorous life led in glamorous destinations has won her an army of online admirers that the travel industry is usually eager to embrace.

Did photo in Trump tweet disclose classified information?

President Donald Trump claimed Friday that the US had nothing to do with the explosion of an Iranian rocket Thursday, tweeting a photo of such high resolution that it prompted questions about whether the President had publicly released classified imagery.

Experts seek link in Russia incidents

An explosion. An abruptly-canceled village evacuation. Five dead nuclear experts. And a few traces of radioactive iodine in the air over the northern Norweg

US officials expecting Iran to launch rocket in coming days

The US government is in possession of classified imagery that shows Iran is getting ready to launch a rocket as soon as next week that the Iranians claim will put a peaceful satellite into orbit, but that the US sees as furthering Tehran's missile development, multiple US officials tell CNN.

A deadly mishap in Russia's Far North, and a nuclear mystery lingers

An official state of mourning has been declared in the Russian city of Sarov. Last Thursday, five nuclear specialists employed by Rosatom, Russia's state atomic energy corporation, were killed in a blast at a military test site in northern Russia, not far from the port of Severodvinsk.

US sanctions Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif

The United States sanctioned Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Wednesday, following through on a weeks-old threat that is likely to elevate already heightened tensions with Iran.

Iran test fires medium-range ballistic missile

Iran test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile late Wednesday that traveled 1,000 kilometers from its southern launch point into northern Iran, according to a US official with direct knowledge of the event.