Nuclear Power


Hinkley Point a boost to UK steel, but not a game changer

LONDON UK steelmakers are likely to win deals to supply the 18 billion pound ($23 billion) nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point, although that may not be enough to bolster Britain's troubled steel sector, industry experts say.

UK approves Chinese-backed nuclear plant, sets tighter controls

LONDON Britain gave the go-ahead for a $24 billion nuclear power plant on Thursday, ending weeks of uncertainty that had strained ties with China, which will help pay for it, and France, which will build it. | Video

World, Business 15 Sep 2016

EDF's hands tied tighter by UK's golden share in Hinkley Point

LONDON Heavily indebted French utility EDF had its hands tied tighter on Thursday as it accepted the British government's demand for an effective 'golden share' in its $24 billion Hinkley Point C nuclear plant project in England.

Business, World 15 Sep 2016

South Korea's biggest earthquake triggers nuclear safety concerns

SEOUL Two earthquakes that jolted South Korea on Monday night, including the largest ever recorded in the country, prompted concerns about the safety of nuclear plants clustered in the quake-prone southeast.

World, 13 Sep 2016

North Korea says sanctions push after nuclear test 'laughable'

TOKYO/SEOUL North Korea said on Sunday a push for further sanctions following its fifth and biggest nuclear test was "laughable", and vowed to continue to strengthen its nuclear power. | Video

Top News, World, 11 Sep 2016

Abe's Fukushima 'under control' pledge to secure Olympics was a lie - former PM

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's promise that the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant was "under control" in his successful pitch three years ago for Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympic Games "was a lie", former premier Junichiro Koizumi said on Wednesday.

07 Sep 2016

China's Xi calls for appropriate handling of disputes with Britain

BEIJING China and Britain should increase mutual political trust and appropriately handle disputes, Chinese President Xi Jinping told British Prime Minister Theresa May, as the two nations grapple with a delayed $8 billion nuclear power investment from China.

World, 06 Sep 2016

Japan's Kyushu Elec rebuffs governor's call to halt nuke plant

TOKYO Japanese utility Kyushu Electric Power on Monday rebuffed a call by a local governor to temporarily close its Sendai nuclear plant, saying it would address any new safety concerns in a special inspection to be launched from next month.

World, Japan, 05 Sep 2016

UK's Theresa May to review security risks of Chinese-funded nuclear deal

HANGZHOU, China British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she wanted her security advisers to help review a delayed nuclear power investment from China - a source of diplomatic tension - as she arrived for a G20 summit.

Business, World, 04 Sep 2016

May hails 'golden era' for UK-China ties as nuclear power row looms

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday Sino-British relations were in a golden era but made no mention of a looming row with Beijing over her suspension of a partly Chinese-funded nuclear power station deal.

World, 03 Sep 2016