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Japan nuclear plant gets safety clearance, Abe hopes for restarts

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TOKYO - A nuclear plant in southern Japan cleared an initial safety hurdle on Wednesday which could make it the first nuclear facility to restart under tough new safety regulations after the industry was idled by the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Japan nuclear plant gets safety OK, key step toward restarts

TOKYO - A nuclear plant in southern Japan cleared an initial safety hurdle on Wednesday which could see it become the first nuclear facility to restart after the industry was idled by the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 16 Jul 2014

Fukushima farmer takes on nuclear plant operator over wife's suicide

YAMAKIYA Japan - A Japanese court is due to rule next month on a claim that Tokyo Electric Power is responsible for a woman's suicide, in a landmark case that could force the utility to publicly admit culpability for deaths related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

World, Japan, 10 Jul 2014

Exclusive - Iran eases demands in Vienna nuclear talks: Western diplomats

VIENNA - Iran has reduced demands for the size of its future nuclear enrichment programme in talks with world powers although Western governments are urging Tehran to compromise further, Western diplomats said on Thursday.

World, 04 Jul 2014

Exclusive - Iran eases demands in Vienna nuclear talks - Western diplomats

VIENNA - Iran has reduced demands for the size of its future nuclear enrichment programme in talks with world powers although Western governments are urging Tehran to compromise further, Western diplomats said on Thursday.

World, 04 Jul 2014

EXCLUSIVE - Iran eases demands for nuclear capacity at Vienna talks - Western diplomats

VIENNA - Iran has reduced demands for the size of its future nuclear enrichment programme in talks with world powers although Western governments are urging Tehran to compromise further, Western diplomats close to the negotiations said on Thursday.

World, 03 Jul 2014

Japan govt sees delay in restart of world's biggest nuclear plant - sources

TOKYO - Japanese government officials no longer expect the world's biggest nuclear plant to restart this year, sources said, a delay which deals a blow to turnaround plans for operator Tokyo Electric Power.

World, Japan, 03 Jul 2014

‘Ring of Fire’ volcano risk the last obstacle for Japan nuclear plants

TOKYO - In the three years since the Fukushima disaster, Japan's utilities have pledged $15 billion to harden their nuclear plants against earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes and terrorist attacks.

World, Japan, 04 Jun 2014

Exclusive - Iran's reactor fuel demand emerges as sticking point in nuclear talks

BRUSSELS/VIENNA - Iran has said it should be able to produce fuel for its Bushehr nuclear power plant, a demand that world powers are unlikely to agree to and which may put a July deadline for a deal to end its nuclear standoff with the West in jeopardy.

World, 03 Jun 2014

Japan court rules against nuclear restart in rare win for activists

TOKYO - A Japanese court on Wednesday ruled against restarting a nuclear power plant in a rare victory for antinuclear activists after the Fukushima disaster, and dealing a blow to government efforts to end a nationwide nuclear freeze.

World, Japan, 21 May 2014