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Mysterious enriched uranium particle detected in skies over Alaska

Scientists have found a “highly unusual” particle enriched with uranium in the skies over Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The source of the substance, which is typically used in nuclear fuel and bombs, is still unclear. The mysterious substance “containing a very small amount of enriched uranium” was found at an altitude of 7km (4.3 miles) above Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, according to ...

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Uranium One: Nuclear scandal fallout hits FBI & Clintons

As Democrats and Republicans target each other with accusations of ‘Russian collusion,’ they seize on evidence of the other’s alleged wrongdoing, no matter how flimsy. The latest such case is the Uranium One controversy. Though Democrats have accused President Donald Trump of “colluding” with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election, which they thought Hillary Clinton was sure to win, ...

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Uranium One scandal shows Washington still blames Russia for everything

An FBI informant testified before Congress about alleged Russian collusion with the Clintons to gain influence with the Obama White House. As expected, the Uranium One scandal has become the latest hot button issue on the Hill. The informant, Douglas Campbell, told three separate congressional committees via written statements that Moscow had routed millions of dollars to the US with ...

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Iran may speed up uranium enrichment if Trump re-imposes sanctions

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 17:03 Iran has the capability to increase its enrichment of uranium, the country’s atomic energy agency has said, noting that Tehran will perform the “necessary actions” if the US re-imposes sanctions on the country’s oil exports. “If the suspension (of sanctions) is not continued it’s a violation of the [Iran nuclear deal] and the Islamic ...

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Justice Dept asks FBI to explain evidence found in Clinton-facilitated Uranium One deal – report

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 17:41 FBI agents have been asked to explain evidence regarding the probe into a deal that gave a Russian company control of 20 percent of US uranium and involved Hillary Clinton. Justice Department prosecutors have been asking the agents to describe the results of the now dormant investigation in recent weeks. The agents have also ...

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Saudi Arabia begins uranium exploration to develop nuclear energy

Published time: 18 Dec, 2017 11:14 The House of Saud has started a survey for uranium and thorium resources, according to a report by Argaam, a Saudi Arabian financial news portal. The kingdom will not use it for military purposes, officials say. Exploration has begun in the Hail region of the Al Hail Province by the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) ...

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US federal prosecutors to 'evaluate' Clinton's alleged corruption role in Russian uranium deal

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 14:55 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 15:02 Attorney General Jeff Sessions has directed federal prosecutors to “evaluate certain issues” involving Hillary Clinton’s alleged corruption in a deal which gave Russian company Rosatom control over 20 percent of America’s uranium supply. Read more In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Assistant Attorney ...

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Saudi Arabia eyes uranium extraction for ‘self-sufficient’ nuclear program – top govt official

Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans to start procuring uranium in the kingdom as part of its developing nuclear program. A high-ranking Saudi official termed it the first step to “self-sufficiency” in nuclear fuel production. “Regarding the production of uranium in the kingdom, this is a program which is our first step towards self-sufficiency in producing nuclear fuel,” Hashim bin Abdullah ...

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FBI informant allowed to testify in Congress on Hillary Clinton’s ‘role’ in Russia uranium deal

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 11:42 Edited time: 26 Oct, 2017 11:42 The Justice Department lifted a gag order on an FBI informant to speak to Congress about a 2010 deal that saw 20 percent of US uranium supply sold to a Russian company. It comes amid claims that bribes were paid to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The informant ...

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House Republicans open investigation into Russia uranium deal

Two US House committees will conduct a formal investigation into a 2010 deal that saw 20 percent of America’s uranium supply being sold to a Russian mining company, amid accusations that bribes were paid to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Representative Devin Nunes (R-California), chairman of the committee, announced an investigation into the deal at a news conference Tuesday. ...

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