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India's Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip

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NEW DELHI - India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about nuclear proliferation.

India's Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip

NEW DELHI - India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about doing business with a nuclear-armed country.

World, Japan 27 Aug 2014

U.S. inspector wanted reactor shut on quake fears: report

- A federal nuclear inspector urged U.S. regulators to shut down a California nuclear power plant until tests showed its reactors could withstand shocks from nearby earthquake faults, according to the Associated Press and an environmental group.

South Korea suggests Northeast Asia nuclear safety group

SEOUL - South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday urged the creation of a nuclear safety consultative group in Northeast Asia, given the high number of nuclear power plants in the region and public concerns over safety.

World, South Korea, 15 Aug 2014

New York environment regulators seek summer shutdown at Indian Point

- New York state environmental regulators are proposing shutting the giant Indian Point nuclear power plant to protect fish in the Hudson River during summer months, when demand for electricity for air-conditioning is greatest.

Japan nuclear plant gets safety OK, key step toward restarts

TOKYO - A nuclear plant in southern Japan cleared an initial safety hurdle on Wednesday which could make it the first nuclear facility to restart under tough new safety regulations after the industry was idled by the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 16 Jul 2014

Putin signs nuclear energy deal with Argentina

BUENOS AIRES - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a nuclear energy cooperation deal with Argentina on Saturday on a trip to bolster trade ties and strengthen Russia's influence in Latin America.

Fukushima farmer takes on nuclear plant operator over wife's suicide

YAMAKIYA Japan - A Japanese court is due to rule next month on a claim that Tokyo Electric Power is responsible for a woman's suicide, in a landmark case that could force the utility to publicly admit culpability for deaths related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

World, Environment, Japan, 09 Jul 2014

Exclusive: Iran eases demands in Vienna nuclear talks - Western diplomats

VIENNA - Iran has reduced demands for the size of its future nuclear enrichment program in talks with world powers although Western governments are urging Tehran to compromise further, Western diplomats said on Thursday.

World, China, Russia, France, Germany, 03 Jul 2014

Exclusive: Iran eases demands for nuclear capacity at Vienna talks: Western diplomats

VIENNA - Iran has reduced demands for the size of its future nuclear enrichment program in talks with world powers although Western governments are urging Tehran to compromise further, Western diplomats close to the negotiations said on Thursday.

World, China, Russia, France, Germany, 03 Jul 2014