Nuclear Power


Egypt, Russia sign deal to build a nuclear power plant


CAIRO Moscow and Cairo signed an agreement on Thursday for Russia to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt, with Russia extending a loan to Egypt to cover the cost of construction.

Exit now, pay later: Germany's rushed farewell to nuclear power

FRANKFURT/BERLIN When Chancellor Angela Merkel called up the boss of Germany's biggest power producer RWE two days after the first explosion at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, there was no mention of a u-turn in her energy policy.

World, Japan, 01 Nov 2015

China's Xi seals nuclear power deal as part of $62 billion splurge in Britain

LONDON Chinese President Xi Jinping has sealed a multi-billion dollar deal to finance nuclear power stations in Britain, crowning a visit that Prime Minister David Cameron hopes will unleash a wave of investment from the world's second largest economy. | Video

World, 22 Oct 2015

Vatican condemns report Pope Francis has brain tumour

VATICAN CITY The Vatican denied an Italian newspaper report on Wednesday that Pope Francis has a benign brain tumour, saying the 78-year-old pontiff was in good health and denouncing the article as "inexcusable". | Video

Top News, World, 21 Oct 2015

Japan acknowledges possible radiation casualty at Fukushima nuclear plant

TOKYO Japan on Tuesday acknowledged the first possible casualty from radiation at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, a worker who was diagnosed with cancer after the crisis broke out in 2011.

World, Japan, 20 Oct 2015

Japan restarts second reactor at Sendai nuclear plant

TOKYO Japan restarted a second reactor at the Sendai nuclear plant on the southwestern island of Kyushu on Thursday, as the government pushes ahead with an unpopular return to atomic energy in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 15 Oct 2015

Germany says firms set aside enough nuclear decommissioning funds

BERLIN/FRANKFURT Operators of German nuclear power plants have set aside enough funds to pay for decommissioning the country's reactors, the Economy Ministry said on Saturday, even though stress tests showed the potential cost could far exceed their provisions.

World, 10 Oct 2015

Angered by air strikes, Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia on energy ties

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan, angered by Russian incursions into Turkish air space, has warned Russia there are other places Turkey could get natural gas and other countries that could build its first nuclear plant.

World, 08 Oct 2015

Fukushima-related child cancers unlikely to rise - IAEA

UNITED NATIONS An increase in thyroid cancer among children is unlikely after the meltdown at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant four years ago, but it remains unclear exactly how much radiation children in the vicinity of the plant were exposed to, the United Nations' nuclear watchdog said in a report released on Monday.

World, Japan, 01 Sep 2015

Analysis - Japan nuclear power outlook bleak despite first reactor restart

TOKYO The number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards imposed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, a Reuters analysis shows.

World, Japan, 01 Sep 2015