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December 8, 2006 | David Holley and Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writers
Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB agent at the center of an international poisoning mystery, was buried here Thursday, his body still so radioactive that health officials wouldn't let it be displayed at a memorial service.
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February 26, 2004 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
Reacting to a report that it had not disclosed all information about its nuclear activities to the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency, a top Iranian official said Wednesday that Iran was not obliged to reveal all aspects of its program.
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February 4, 2005 | Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer
An Iranian exile group accused the Tehran regime Thursday of conducting a secret program to develop a nuclear triggering mechanism using smuggled materials. Iran "is getting very close to the point of industrial production" of a neutron initiator required to set off the fission chain reaction for a nuclear bomb, the exiles alleged at a news conference in Paris. The allegations were made by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, a group dedicated to overthrowing the Iranian regime.
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February 10, 1997 | STEPHEN BYRD
Women in science, a history of radiochemistry and life as a member of one of the world's most famous scientific families will be the main topics of a lecture Thursday at Cal State Northridge. Helene Langevin-Joliot, daughter of Nobel laureates and granddaughter of Pierre and Marie Curie, will deliver a lecture sponsored by CSUN's Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program. "Dr.
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December 11, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The widow of slain former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko said Sunday that she thought Russian authorities were behind the poisoning of her husband, and that Russian President Vladimir V. Putin had created an atmosphere that made it "possible to kill a British person on British soil."
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February 14, 1997 | STEPHEN BYRD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Physicist Helene Langevin-Joliot has been long concerned about the relatively small number of women in her field. And she is especially well qualified to offer an opinion on the subject. Her family boasts four Nobel laureates, including two women. One of them, Langevin-Joliot's grandmother, was one of the most famous scientists of all time, Marie Curie.
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August 16, 2008 | Tim Rutten, Times Staff Writer
When veteran foreign correspondent Alan S. Cowell turned his superb newspaper coverage of dissident Russian intelligence agent Alexander Litvinenko's bizarre 2006 murder into a book, he knew he was writing a real-life post-Cold War thriller rich in implication. His title and subtitles, "The Terminal Spy: A True Story of Espionage, Betrayal, and Murder -- The First Act of Nuclear Terrorism and the New Cold War," suggest just how rich.
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March 13, 2002 | From Associated Press
John Challens, the scientist who created the electrical firing circuits that detonated Britain's first atomic bomb, has died at 86, his family said Tuesday. Challens collapsed while playing golf in his hometown of Basingstoke on March 1 and died soon after of a heart-related illness, his son Bob Challens said.
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