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Tokyo governor election puts nuclear power to test

(FILES) This file picture taken on February 2, 2014 shows Japanese Prime Minister and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) President Shinzo Abe (L) delivering a speech to support former health minister and current candidate for the Tokyo gubernatorial election Yoichi Masuzoe (R) during Masuzoe's election campaign in Tokyo. Newspaper surveys suggest one-time television presenter and former cabinet minister Masuzoe has a commanding lead, despite his alignment with the government on the need to restart Japan's idled nuclear reactors. AFP PHOTO / FILES / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Voters in Tokyo went to the polls Sunday to elect a new governor in a race that was being closely watched as a popular verdict on the use of nuclear power.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China starts building new nuclear power plant

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A Chinese state news agency said the country has begun building a new nuclear power plant after lifting a construction moratorium imposed following Japan’s Fukushima disaster.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Fukushima ‘unprecedented challenge’— new Japan PM

JAPAN, OKUMA : This handout picture taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on April 13, 2012 shows a wrecked 35-ton crane inside a fuel spent pool at the unit three reactor building of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. AFP

The clean-up at Fukushima after its tsunami-sparked nuclear meltdowns is unlike anything humanity has ever tried, Japan’s prime minister said Saturday during a tour of the plant.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iran fighting ‘smart economic war’—Ahmadinejad

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. AFP FILE PHOTO

Iran is engaged in a “smart economic war” with Western powers whose sanctions against its nuclear programme are hurting some Iranians, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Malfunction shuts down S. Korea nuclear reactor

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South Korea shut down one of its nuclear reactors Tuesday following a malfunction in its control system but there was no risk of a radiation leak, plant operators said.

Posted: October 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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