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  1. News - World - DEFENCE

    US nuclear missile crews caught sleeping with protective door open

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 10:01pm by AP

    ... the commander of Air Force Global Strike Command. He is responsible for the entire force of 450 Minuteman 3 missiles, plus the air force's nuclear-capable bombers. The blast door is not the first ... Associated Press in Washington Latest incidents of lax security at US ICBM sites highlight risks of a hair-trigger nuclear arsenal Missile men nap with door open Twice this year alone, US ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan set to restart nuclear power plants after 2011 Fukushima disaster

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 12:13am by KRISTINE

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Nuclear power plants set for restart Japan will take a decisive step towards restarting some of its dormant nuclear reactors, with the cabinet widely expected to pass an action plan this month. The new Basic Energy Plan, put forward by an agency under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry last week, states that nuclear power remains ...

  4. News - World - IRAN

    Iran accuses saboteurs of attempting to disrupt key Arak nuclear plant

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 10:47pm by Reuters

    ... in Vienna to settle a decade-old dispute over Iran's nuclear activities. Pumps at the Arak reactor, seen by the West as a potential source of plutonium for nuclear bombs, were tampered with in a failed attempt to undermine the country's nuclear programme, a senior official said on Monday. Asghar Zarean, an official with the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, said the incident ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Teachers could strike over demand for smaller Form One classes

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by Johnny Tam and Shirley Zhao

    ... Johnny Tam and Shirley Zhao Strike on the cards if Form One class sizes not cut to reflect falling numbers, union warns Teachers demand smaller classes Teachers might take to the streets ... to rule out a strike. Ip said the number of surplus Form One places had risen since last year, when 15 classes were cut, but the government was not taking stronger measures to deal ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Dock strike: Few changes a year after longest walkout in Hong Kong’s history

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 11:04am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Progress made on basic work conditions after 40-day strike that hit home with Hongkongers, but much still to be resolved says union leader Dockers' fight goes on one year after strike The moment Stanley Ho Wai-hong stepped out of the taxi into the dirty air at the Kwai Tsing Container Terminals, memories of last year’s 40-day dock strike came ...

  7. News - World - ISRAEL

    Pope's visit threatened by Israeli diplomats' strike over pay abroad

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem Strike over pay for staff abroad may make preparing for pontiff's Israel trip complicated Diplomats' walk-out threatens Pope's visit Pope Francis's first trip to the Holy Land is under threat, with Israeli foreign ministry employees on strike over pay and conditions. The strike, announced on Sunday, applies to staff at home and around ...

  8. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Japan and North Korea set to restart talks on nuclear programme, kidnapppings

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:37pm by Reuters

    ... a hiatus of more than a year, Japan and North Korea are set to resume high-level talks over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes and the issue of Japanese citizens abducted decades ago, ... Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programmes, and Japanese anger over the abduction of its citizens by North Korean agents decades ago. North Korea admitted in 2002 that it had kidnapped 13 Japanese ...

  9. News - China

    Labour disputes in China increase as the workforce shrinks

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Industrial strife increases as the workforce falls The mainland's workforce is growing more restive as it shrinks. The number of strikes so far this year is up ... restructure or close operations as the world's second-biggest economy cools. There are no accurate national statistics on the total number of strikes, work stoppages and protests. But China ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Iran must move beyond words to solve nuclear issue

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for Iran to start. Concern that the country may be using them to develop nuclear weapons has prompted threats of pre-emptive strikes by the US and its Middle East ally, Israel. North Korea's ... Rowhani made a series of encouraging gestures towards the US about negotiations on his country's nuclear programme. Before boarding his flight home on Friday, he had been phoned by his ...




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