TOKYO Japan's use of nuclear power is unlikely to meet a government target of returning to near pre-Fukushima levels and the world's No.3 economy needs to get serious about boosting renewables, a senior executive at a top business lobby said.
BEIJING China aims to launch a series of offshore nuclear power platforms to promote development in the South China Sea, state media said again on Friday, days after an international court ruled Beijing had no historic claims to most of the waters.
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian police arrested 19 people on Wednesday as part of a probe into a graft scheme at a nuclear power plant owned by state-led utility Eletrobras that has allegedly paid out more than 200 million reais ($60 million) in bribes.
TOKYO Japan's re-embrace of nuclear power, on display last week with the recertification of two aging reactors, is prompting some critics to warn that Tokyo is neglecting the lessons of Fukushima.
PARIS/MOSCOW The $100 billion overseas order book of Russia's nuclear power plant builder Rosatom -- bigger than all its Western competitors combined -- makes it look like the giant in its field.
МОSCOW Russian nuclear giant Rosatom has an order portfolio of more than $100 billion, but many of its projects are in developing countries which will struggle to incorporate nuclear power into their grids. Other projects have stalled because of local opposition or international political tensions.
PARIS French utility EDF on Friday confirmed its commitment to build a nuclear plant at Hinkley Point following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
TOKYO Toshiba Corp's newly appointed chief executive said he would stick with the Japanese industrial conglomerate's target for nuclear power plant orders, dismissing scepticism among analysts who say the target is too ambitious.
TOKYO A Japanese court on Friday upheld an order to keep two reactors at the Takahama nuclear plant closed, operator Kansai Electric Power said, leaving efforts to get a struggling nuclear industry up and running in limbo.
PARIS Nuclear power plants across France were hit with unplanned outages on Thursday after unionized workers at utility EDF joined a rolling nationwide strike against planned government reforms.