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  1. Datang strikes 11b yuan nuclear power deal

    Posted Jan 26th 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Datang International Power has become the first listed mainland power firm to invest in nuclear power in a move that could see it plough 11.48 billion yuan into the venture over seven years. A company source said last night Datang had struck an agreement with Guangdong Nuclear Power Investment to set up Ningde Nuclear Power, in which Datang will hold 49 per cent. ...

  2. Crash reveals internet's vulnerabilities

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... war between the west and the former Soviet Union was still raging then. A distinctive feature of the internet is that it is designed to withstand the gravest physical attack, such as a nuclear strike. This has been achieved by linking each point in the network using multiple paths through different nodes. If any connecting nodes between two points fails, the transmitted data ...

  3. Kim Jong-il the attention seeker

    Posted Oct 21st 2006, 12:00am by Scott Thompson

    ... Kim would get the message: further nuclear tests and becoming nuclear ready would mean his own destruction, not from a nuclear strike, but from a thousand bites. He can do simple arithmetic; ... Scott Thompson Oh, there are going to be awesome consequences. The great and mighty Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea has set off a small, but nonetheless nuclear ...

  4. Weighed down by nationalism

    Posted Oct 07th 2006, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... unconstitutional' for Japan to use nuclear weapons in a pre-emptive strike against North Korea. When he gets to Beijing, he will find that China and South Korea are extremely worried about Mr Kim's nuclear threat- both with good reason. A nuclear strike would hit Seoul in mere seconds, and China fears the flood of refugees and damage if North Korea were attacked or the Kim regime collapsed. ...

  5. Bombs option could blow up in Bush's face

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Robert Tait

    ... this month that the Bush administration- in contrast to its public pronouncements- had a plan in place for air strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities. To many observers, in the US and beyond, ... change will be alienated and the regime's power consolidated. But losing the coveted prize of regime change is just one risk. Another is that there is no guarantee that striking Iran's ...

  6. Losing the plot since 9/11

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... that could strike any target in less than an hour. Proponents of the scheme say it would allow the United States to react to a grave national-security threat without having to use nuclear weapons. ... Known as Prompt Global Strike, it would enable America to hit rogue states, terrorists or criminal organisations anywhere in the world quickly and with devastating force. The plan is to spend ...

  7. The Planner

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Stanley Kubrick's 1964 parody of the cold war with the Soviets creating a doomsday machine after an insane US general gives orders for a nuclear strike ...

  8. The game of nuclear catch-up

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... more in reserve. China has fewer than 400. The US and Russia can strike targets in any part of the world by using an impressive array of nuclear-armed ballistic missiles, submarines ... on submarines hidden at sea and mobile platforms moving from place to place on land, will give China what it has long lacked- the assurance of being able to strike back even if it is hit by nuclear ...

  9. Iran's president labels nuclear incentive deal a step forward

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... or intimidation against countries.' In response to a question over whether Iran feared an Israeli military strike on its nuclear facilities, Mr Ahmadinejad said he was not concerned. 'And ... yesterday said a European package of incentives aimed at curtailing his country's nuclear programme marked progress. But Mr Ahmadinejad remained defiant in the face of possible sanctions ...

  10. Fearful Japanese may add nuclear arms in a decade

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... thought of Japan's right to a first-strike capability and the nuclear option, government officials do not appear to be discussing it yet. 'Of course Japanese people feel less safe than ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo North Korean missile tests could provoke a policy change Mounting fury at North Korea's missile launches could see Tokyo turn its back on its non-nuclear ...




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