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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    John Kerry remains cautious on Iran nuclear deal

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 11:03pm by Reuters

    ... nuclear deal US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday important gaps needed to be bridged in high-stakes talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear programme and he would meet Tehran's ... of a breakthrough that would reduce the risk of a Middle East war over Iran's nuclear aspirations. "We hope to try to narrow these differences but I don't think anybody should mistake ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US nuclear chiefs fired over exam cheating scandal

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US nuclear chiefs fired over exam cheating scandal The US Air Force has fired nine nuclear commanders and will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base after an exam cheating scandal. A 10th commander, the senior officer at the base, resigned and will retire from the Air Force. Air Force officials called the discipline ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Schools or homes, city planners must strike a balance

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... against a flats development winning out in the zoning process. In this case he would have won the bet. But it is really a story that illustrates the difficulty of striking a balance between ... that housing and education are equally critical social infrastructure and that it is not the last time that planners will have to strike a balance. In this case 28,000 registered objections played ...

  4. News - World - NUCLEAR SECURITY

    World leaders in drive to bolster nuclear security at Hague summit

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague 35 countries commit to bolstering nuclear security Thirty-five countries committed to bolstering nuclear security yesterday, backing a global drive spearheaded by US President Barack Obama to prevent dangerous materials falling into the hands of terrorists. In a joint statement issued on the sidelines of the third biennial Nuclear Security ...

  5. News - World - IRAN

    Iran agrees 'managed access' to two key nuclear facilities, UN agency says

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 09:33pm by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Paris The country will allow 'managed access' to two facilities but not to a contentious military site Iran agrees to resolve outstanding nuclear issues The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran had agreed to resolve all outstanding issues and would permit "managed access" by inspectors to two key nuclear facilities that have ...

  6. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    UK, France's EDF agree on nuclear plant; Chinese firms in consortium

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 03:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris and London UK, French firm agree on nuclear plant Britain has signed a deal with France's EDF to build a £16 billion (HK$200 billion) nuclear plant, becoming the first European country to provide state guarantees to help finance a nuclear project. The Hinkley Point C project in England, the first new European nuclear plant since the Fukushima crisis, ...

  7. News - World - GERMANY

    Strike by Lufthansa pilots leaves up to 425,000 passengers grounded

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 07:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Frankfurt Biggest strike in German airline's history forces three days of cancellations and up to 425,000 travellers without a connection Lufthansa pilots leave passengers grounded Lufthansa pilots began the biggest strike in the airline's history yesterday, grounding most of its flights for the next three days and leaving as many as 425,000 ...

  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Unidentified drone crashes on South Korean border island, military says

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 02:12pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... that had been modified to crash into pre-determined targets but it is not believed to operate drones capable of air strikes or long-range surveillance flights. Small, commercially available ... up tensions by threatening a new nuclear test after test firing two medium-range ballistic missiles capable of reaching Japan earlier in the week, an act condemned by the United Nations. ...

  9. News - Asia

    Japan to turn over nuclear material to US

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:19pm by AP

    ... for President Barack Obama’s efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world. American and Japanese officials confirmed the plan Monday, ahead of a formal announcement at a Nuclear Security Summit ... Japan’s large stockpile of spent nuclear fuel and plutonium. The US and Japan also are discussing ways to reduce the quantity and toxicity of the radioactive material, the official said. ...

  10. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    China in line for role in British nuclear deal

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... suggest the strike price needs to be just above £100, assuming a 40-year contract. EDF is in talks to allow China General Nuclear Power Group to take as much as 49 per cent in Hinkley Point, ... in British nuclear deal Britain may agree with Electricite de France on guaranteeing power prices within weeks, paving the way for the nation's first new nuclear plant in two decades, ...




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