COPENHAGEN The United States is leading an initiative with several other governments to promote nuclear power and encourage investment in new nuclear technologies.
MORONG, Philippines/MANILA Filipino Wilfredo Torres was hired as a technician for Southeast Asia's only nuclear power plant in the 1980s, but has spent the past decade giving guided tours at the never-used facility.
MOSCOW Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant arrived in the Arctic port of Murmansk over the weekend in preparation for its maiden mission, providing electricity to an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska.
KAMPALA China will help Uganda build and operate nuclear power plants under a deal signed last week.
LONDON A reactor at EDF Energy's Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland will remain offline for additional safety checks after cracks were found in its core, Britain's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said.
KIEV Ukrainian military pilot Mykola Volkozub could barely move under the weight of a lead vest meant to protect him from radiation as he prepared for his first flight over the Chernobyl reactor after the world's worst nuclear disaster in 1986.
TOKYO The governor of Japan's Niigata prefecture, home to the world's largest nuclear power plant, resigned on Wednesday, saying he hoped to avoid political turmoil over an impending magazine article about his relations with women.
ANKARA The leaders of Turkey and Russia marked the official start of work to build Turkey's first nuclear power station on Tuesday, launching construction of the $20 billion Akkuyu plant in the southern province of Mersin. | Video
WASHINGTON Saudi Arabia has international partners it can work with if the United States walks away from a potential deal on nuclear power technology over concerns about nuclear proliferation, Khalid al-Falih, the kingdom's energy minister, said in an interview on Thursday.
WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday to ensure that countries striking deals with Washington on sharing nuclear power technology abandon fuel-making activities that could be altered to make material for nuclear weapons.