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German nuclear plant infected with computer viruses, operator says

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FRANKFURT A nuclear power plant in Germany has been found to be infected with computer viruses, but they appear not to have posed a threat to the facility's operations because it is isolated from the Internet, the station's operator said on Tuesday.

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30 years on, Ukrainians remember victims of Chernobyl disaster 26 Apr 2016

KIEV Ukraine held memorial services on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster which permanently poisoned swathes of eastern Europe and highlighted the shortcomings of the secretive Soviet system. | Video

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MPs ramp up pressure on EDF over Hinkley nuclear plant 26 Apr 2016

LONDON MPs have ordered EDF executives to appear in Parliament for a second time in three months, ramping up pressure on the French utility over its delay in making a decision to build the 18 billion pound Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.

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Macron says EDF to decide in Sept on UK nuclear plants - paper 23 Apr 2016

PARIS French state-controlled utility EDF will delay the final investment decision on its project to build two nuclear plants in Britain until September, French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said in a newspaper interview.

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EDF to extend depreciation period for nuclear plants this year - CEO 23 Apr 2016

PARIS French utility EDF will extend the depreciation period for its nuclear plants this year, its CEO said in a newspaper interview, an accounting move that will free up cash for costly investment projects in France and Britain.

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EDF secures state-backed finance deal ahead of Hinkley Point decision 22 Apr 2016

PARIS French utility EDF has secured a new government-backed multibillion-euro financing package ahead of making the final investment decision on its Hinkley Point nuclear power plant project in Britain.

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EDF threatened with possible legal challenge over Hinkley C subsidies 22 Apr 2016

LONDON Greenpeace and renewable energy supplier Ecotricity on Friday threatened to take legal action against the Hinkley C nuclear power plant in Britain if the French government offers financial support for the project.

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China could build nuclear plants for South China Sea, paper says 22 Apr 2016

BEIJING China is getting closer to building maritime nuclear power platforms that could one day be used to support projects in the disputed South China Sea, a state-run newspaper said on Friday, but the foreign ministry said it had not heard of the plans.

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EDF staff investors demands France buys out minorities in nuclear dispute 19 Apr 2016

PARIS An EDF employee shareholders group has asked the AMF market regulator to force the French state to buy out the utility's minority shareholders, in a dispute over its plans to build nuclear plants in Britain.

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France committed to UK nuclear project - BBC cites Macron 17 Apr 2016

LONDON France will go ahead with construction of the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant in Britain, the French economy minister was quoted as saying by the BBC.