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Austrian leader blocks ban on weedkiller glyphosate, citing technicality

09 Dec 2019

VIENNA Austria's caretaker leader on Monday made clear she would not sign into law the European Union's first national ban on the weedkiller glyphosate due to a technicality, infuriating environmentalists while delighting farmers' groups.

Osram shares surge as investors bet on higher AMS offer for remaining stake

09 Dec 2019

VIENNA Speculation that sensor specialist AMS could make a higher offer to remaining Osram shareholders to persuade them to sell propelled the German lighting group's stock to a 17-month-high on Monday.

Iran deal limps on as Europeans delay sanctions blow

06 Dec 2019

VIENNA European powers demanded at talks on Friday that Iran stop violating their nuclear deal, but stopped short of triggering a mechanism that could renew U.N. sanctions and kill the 2015 accord, officials said.

Europeans, Iran to cross swords at nuclear talks

05 Dec 2019

VIENNA, Dec 6 European powers will demand Iran stop violating their nuclear deal or potentially face renewed U.N. sanctions, but with Tehran locked in conflict over U.S. sanctions, there appears to be little scope for compromise when they meet on Friday.

Setting Iran deadlines 'might not be the best idea' - new IAEA chief

03 Dec 2019

VIENNA Setting Iran deadlines to explain how uranium particles were found in an undeclared Tehran warehouse could be counter-productive, the new U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said on Tuesday, hoping fresh dialogue will resolve the months-long standoff.

U.N. nuclear watchdog presses Iran for answers on uranium traces

21 Nov 2019

VIENNA The U.N. nuclear watchdog's top inspector will travel to Tehran next week to press Iran to finally explain the origin of uranium traces found at an undeclared site, the agency's acting chief said on Thursday.

Iran exceeds heavy water limit in latest nuclear deal breach - IAEA

18 Nov 2019

VIENNA Iran has breached another limit in its nuclear deal with major powers by accumulating slightly more than 130 tonnes of heavy water, a substance used in a type of reactor it is developing, a U.N. nuclear watchdog report showed on Monday.

Iran adds to breaches of nuclear deal with enrichment push - IAEA report

12 Nov 2019

VIENNA Iran is enriching uranium at its underground Fordow site and rapidly accelerating enrichment more broadly, a report by the U.N. atomic watchdog showed on Monday, outlining Tehran's latest breaches of its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers.

U.N. nuclear watchdog, Western powers criticise Iran for holding inspector

07 Nov 2019

VIENNA The United Nations nuclear watchdog and Western powers on Thursday strongly criticised Iran for preventing one of the agency's inspectors from leaving the country last week.

Exclusive: Iran briefly held IAEA inspector, seized travel documents - diplomats

06 Nov 2019

VIENNA/PARIS Iran briefly held an inspector working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog in the Islamic Republic and seized her travel documents, diplomats familiar with the agency's work said on Wednesday, with some describing it as harassment.

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