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Russia signs nuclear deal with Argentina, competing with China

PARIS Russia signed a new nuclear cooperation agreement with Argentina, which is already negotiating with China about building nuclear reactors.


Citing Russia threat, Ukraine boosts security at ports, power plants 01 Dec 2018

KIEV Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday his country had stepped up security at vital infrastructure sites such as nuclear power stations and Black Sea ports in the face of what he called a Russian test of the world order.


China, vying with U.S. in Latin America, eyes Argentina nuclear deal 28 Nov 2018

BUENOS AIRES/WASHINGTON Argentina and China are aiming to close a deal within days for the construction of the South American nation's fourth nuclear power plant, a multi-billion dollar project that would cement Beijing's deepening influence in a key regional U.S. ally.


EDF restructuring expected as France reduces reliance on nuclear 27 Nov 2018

PARIS France is considering restructuring state-owned utility EDF and plans a steady reduction to the country's reliance on nuclear power, the government said on Tuesday.

EDF, UAE's Nawah sign deal on operating Barakah nuclear plant 22 Nov 2018

PARIS French energy group EDF and Nawah Energy have signed a deal to operate and maintain the delayed Barakah power plant, which will be the first nuclear energy plant in the Arab world.


Shares in Centrica slide after customers leave, energy output slips 22 Nov 2018

LONDON Shares in Britain's Centrica tumbled 9 percent on Thursday after the energy supplier reported losing customers, lower nuclear power generation and a fall in output at its oil and gas division.

UAE watchdog not ready to licence company to operate nuclear plant 21 Nov 2018

ABU DHABI The United Arab Emirates' Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation is not ready to give the company that will run the country's first nuclear plant a licence to operate, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Strikes cut output at two EDF nuclear reactors in France - RTE 20 Nov 2018

PARIS Strikes reduced electricity generation at two nuclear power reactors operated by French utility EDF on Tuesday, the country's RTE power grid operator said, pushing short-term power prices sharply higher.


Fukushima tests to help assess cooling of damaged reactors - Tepco 09 Nov 2018

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.


U.S. carrier leads warships in biggest ever Japan defence war game 03 Nov 2018

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.