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Japan business lobby says Abe government can't rely on nuclear energy

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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.

China media again touts plans to float nuclear reactors in disputed South China Sea

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.

World, China, South China Sea Jul 15 2016

Brazil police arrest 19 in Eletrobras nuke-plant bribe probe

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.

World, Brazil, Jul 06 2016

As Japan re-embraces nuclear power, safety warnings persist

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.

World, Environment, Japan, Jul 01 2016

Rosatom's global nuclear ambition cramped by Kremlin politics

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.

World, Environment, Russia, Jun 26 2016

Factbox: Rosatom global projects

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.

EDF says committed to Hinkley Point following Brexit vote

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.

Jun 24 2016

Toshiba's new CEO sticks to nuclear target branded ambitious by analysts

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.

Japan, Jun 23 2016

Japan court upholds injunction to halt reactors in blow to nuclear power industry

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.

World, Japan, Jun 16 2016

France strike hits nuclear plants sending output lower

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.

World, France May 26 2016