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Fukushima tests to help assess cooling of damaged reactors: Tepco

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TOKYO The owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami nearly eight years ago, said on Friday it planned tests early next year to see how much melted uranium fuel has cooled in the damaged reactors.

Japan approves extension for reactor damaged in 2011 quake, tsunami

TOKYO Japan's nuclear regulator has approved an operations extension for a 40-year-old reactor near Tokyo that was damaged in the same earthquake and tsunami that sparked the Fukushima disaster nearly eight years ago, a move likely to be controversial.

World, Japan, Natural Disasters, Nov 07 2018

U.S. carrier leads warships in biggest ever Japan defense war game

ABOARD USS RONALD REAGAN U.S. fighter jets darted over the Western Pacific on Saturday as the nuclear powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier joined Japanese destroyers and a Canadian warship for the biggest combat readiness war game ever staged in and around Japan.

World, Japan, Nov 03 2018

Senators urge Trump to suspend nuclear energy talks with Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON Both Republican and Democratic senators asked U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday to suspend civilian nuclear energy talks with Saudi Arabia after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

China's CGN says British cooperation to continue despite U.S. nuclear restrictions

SHANGHAI State-run China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN), a leading developer of reactors in the country, said on Saturday a proposed project in Britain was not imperiled by new U.S. rules blocking it from acquiring American technology.

World, China, Oct 13 2018

Three decades after nuclear disaster, Chernobyl goes solar

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine Ukraine unveiled a solar plant in Chernobyl on Friday, just across from where a power station, now encased in a giant sarcophagus, caused the world's worst nuclear disaster three decades ago.

What is Russia's GRU military intelligence agency?

LONDON The West has accused Russia's military intelligence agency (GRU) of running what it described as a global hacking campaign, targeting institutions from sports anti-doping bodies to a nuclear power company and the chemical weapons watchdog.

World, Russia, Oct 05 2018

U.S. indicts Russians in hacking of nuclear company Westinghouse

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday charged seven Russian intelligence officers with conspiring to hack computers and steal data from the nuclear energy company Westinghouse Electric Co as well as anti-doping watchdogs, sporting federations and an international agency probing the use of chemical weapons. | Video

World, Russia, Tech Oct 04 2018

West accuses 'pariah state' Russia of global hacking campaign

LONDON/THE HAGUE/WASHINGTON Western countries issued coordinated denunciations of Russia on Thursday for running what they described as a global hacking campaign, targeting institutions from sports anti-doping bodies to a nuclear power company and the chemical weapons watchdog. | Video

World, Russia, Tech Oct 04 2018

South Africa's Zuma fired me for blocking Russian nuclear power deal: Nene

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene told a judicial corruption inquiry on Wednesday that he was fired by former president Jacob Zuma for refusing to approve a $100 billion nuclear power deal with Russia in 2015.