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U.S. carrier patrols off Korean peninsula in warning to Pyongyang


ABOARD USS RONALD REAGAN, Sea of Japan The USS Ronald Reagan, a 100,000-ton nuclear powered aircraft carrier, patrolled in waters east of the Korean peninsula on Thursday, in a show of sea and air power designed to warn off North Korea from any military action.


North Korea warns threats a 'big miscalculation' in letter to Australia lawmakers 19 Oct 2017

SYDNEY North Korea has sent a letter to Australia's parliament, warning it is a nuclear power and will not be cowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to destroy it, according to a copy of the letter published in an Australian newspaper on Friday.


Activists break into French nuclear site to highlight risks 12 Oct 2017

PARIS Greenpeace activists broke through two security barriers and launched fireworks inside the grounds of a French nuclear plant on Thursday to highlight the vulnerability of the plants to attacks. | Video


Japan regulator grants safety approval to Tepco's first reactor restart since Fukushima 04 Oct 2017

TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) on Wednesday received an initial safety approval from Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) to restart two reactors at the world's biggest nuclear power plant.

UK nuclear authority gives notice on ending CFP's Magnox contract 29 Sep 2017

LONDON Britain's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has now given notice of termination to Cavendish Fluor Partnership (CFP) for its management and decommissioning of the country's 12 Magnox nuclear power reactors and research sites, it said on Friday.


Exclusive: Blackstone, Apollo team up for Westinghouse bid - sources 27 Sep 2017

Private equity firms Blackstone Group LP and Apollo Global Management LLC have teamed up to bid for the business of bankrupt U.S. nuclear power plant services firm Westinghouse Electric Co, people familiar with the matter said.


In Japan, new party challenges Abe with populist slogans; but little policy gap 27 Sep 2017

TOKYO A new political party led by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is floating populist slogans such as ending nuclear power and freezing a sales tax hike ahead of a general election next month, but voters may find few other big policy gaps with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).


Japan court rules Tepco liable over Fukushima - media 22 Sep 2017

TOKYO A court in Japan on Friday ordered Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to pay compensation to a group of former Fukushima residents, the second such ruling following the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster, Japanese media reported.


Finland's Fortum in talks to buy E.ON's stake in Uniper 20 Sep 2017

FRANKFURT/HELSINKI Finnish power company Fortum is in advanced talks to buy for 3.8 billion euros (£3.37 billion) German utility E.ON's remaining stake in Uniper, the power stations and trading business it spun off last year.


U.S. nuclear reactors face uphill challenge, despite lower emissions 20 Sep 2017

The U.S. nuclear power industry is facing an uphill battle to hang onto its share of the country's electricity production, with some projecting a worst-case scenario where half of the nation's 99 nuclear reactors could shut over the next couple of decades.