Nuclear Power

Japan prosecutors set to rule on possible Fukushima indictments


TOKYO - Japanese prosecutors must decide this week whether to charge Tokyo Electric Power Co executives for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, in a process that could drag the operator of the stricken nuclear plant into criminal court.

Japan's power failure: Bid to forge national grid stumbles

TOKYO - After the Fukushima disaster crippled Japan's nuclear energy sector three years ago, the government pledged the biggest shake up in the history of the fragmented electricity industry to boost competition and contain a surge in power prices.

World, Japan, 21 Oct 2014

Iran arrests several spies near Bushehr nuclear plant: Fars news agency

ANKARA - Iranian security services have arrested several suspected spies in the southern province of Bushehr where the country's first nuclear power plant is located, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.

World, Davos, 21 Oct 2014

Japan minister's quitting a hitch, but won't affect reactor restart

TOKYO - Japan's plan to restart nuclear reactors shut down after the Fukushima disaster will not be affected by Monday's resignation of the industry minister, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is losing a convincing advocate of a step most view with suspicion.

World, Japan, 20 Oct 2014

Putin warns U.S. spat over Ukraine threatens global stability

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin warned Washington that a spat between nuclear powers over the Ukraine crisis could threaten global stability and said in remarks published on Wednesday that Russia would not be "blackmailed" by sanctions.

World, Russia, 15 Oct 2014

The key to nuclear's future or an element of doubt?

CADARACHE France - Behind thick glass in a laboratory nestled in French woodland, a silvery molten metal swirls like a liquid mirror. But the material is no mere novelty; as dangerous as it is captivating, it could offer a solution to the nuclear power debate.

Environment, World, 13 Oct 2014

South Africa signs nuclear agreement with France

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has signed a nuclear power agreement with France, the government said on Friday, three weeks after it reached a similar deal with Russia as part of Pretoria's first tentative steps towards building up to 9,600 MW of nuclear power.

World, Russia, France, Africa 10 Oct 2014

Japan vows to push ahead with reactor restarts after volcanic eruption highlights risks

TOKYO - Japan's government said the sudden deadly eruption of a volcano in central Japan won't derail its push to restart two reactors located near active volcanoes, even though the public remains opposed to nuclear power after the Fukushima crisis.

China joins nations eyeing India's civil nuclear sector

NEW DELHI - China became the latest nation to line up for a stake in India's civil nuclear energy drive on Thursday, agreeing to open talks on cooperation in a sector that New Delhi sees as the solution to its chronic power problems.

World, China 18 Sep 2014

Nuclear energy should be kept out of politics: Russia's Rosatom

LONDON - Nuclear energy should be left out of any political decisions such as sanctions, an executive at Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom told Reuters on Thursday.

World, Russia, 12 Sep 2014