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France to give iodine to more people living close to nuclear plants

PARIS, Sept 17 France will offer free iodine tablets to around 2.2 million people living close to nuclear plants to help protect them from radiation in case of an accident.

6:45pm BST

UPDATE 1-EDF and Westinghouse in talks to develop SMR nuclear reactor

* Cost overruns, delays have plagued building of big reactors

4:48pm BST

UPDATE 1-EDF unions plan massive strike to stop proposed restructuring

PARIS, Sept 17 EDF unions have called a strike for Sept. 19 to protest against plans to restructure the heavily indebted state-controlled utility, piling pressure on the group to delay talks around the project by sapping power generation.

4:28pm BST

Nigeria's diesel-dependent economy braces for clean-fuel rules

* Some 70% of Nigerian firms say they use generators - World Bank

4:02pm BST

UPDATE 2-E.ON to tackle Npower after EU clears Innogy takeover

* Remedy sales to cause small hit to earnings - E.ON (Recasts, adds E.ON CEO comments on Npower)

3:32pm BST
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