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The head of the UN nuclear watchdog held talks in Tehran yesterday after voicing optimism about a deal on Iran's nuclear programme.

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RWE and E.on prepare to sell UK nuclear project

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Four killed as powerful storm lashes Japan

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Energy giant EDF prepares for nuclear future without Centrica

French group fears that British Gas owner could walk away from planned partnership

RWE npower and E.ON abandon nuclear plant development

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Closure leaves Japan with one nuclear reactor

Another Japanese nuclear reactor was taken off line for maintenance yesterday, leaving the country with only one of its 54 reactors operational following last year's devastating tsunami.

Japan down to last operational nuclear reactor

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