Fukushima compensation to be increased to $57bn

2015-07-28 19:45

Japan has approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima crisis to ¥7.07trn, as many evacuees remain in temporary housing four years after the disaster.

Saudi Arabia considers own nuclear options

2015-07-21 16:59

One likely Saudi Arabian response to the deal its biggest enemy Iran has struck with world powers, is to accelerate its own nuclear power plans, creating an atomic infrastructure it could, one day, seek to weaponise.

Iran says nuclear deal a great defeat for Israel

2015-07-21 11:16

The nuclear deal with the international community is a great defeat for Iran's archrival Israel, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says.

Renewables outpace nuclear in major economies

2015-07-19 11:55

Solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy besides hydro-electric dams now supply more electricity than nuclear in Japan, China, India and five other major economies.

Obama calls Putin to discuss Iran deal

2015-07-16 08:23

President Barack Obama has spoken by phone to Vladimir Putin, thanking his Russian counterpart for his role in reaching a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme.

UN likely to vote on Iran nuclear deal next week – diplomats

2015-07-15 12:13

The UN Security Council is likely to vote next week on a resolution to endorse the Iran nuclear and terminate targeted sanctions, but retain an arms embargo and ballistic missile technology ban, diplomats say.

Nuclear deal opens new horizons - Iran president

2015-07-14 11:56

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says a nuclear deal sealed with world powers will open 'new horizons' now that 'this unnecessary crisis' has been resolved.

Iran deal is a licence to kill - Israeli minister

2015-07-14 10:54

An Israeli Cabinet minister says a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers gives the Islamic Republic a 'licence to kill'.

Major powers turn the screws for Iran nuclear deal

2015-07-09 11:23

Foreign ministers from major powers are set to turn the screws on Iran to finalise a historic nuclear deal on the eve of a deadline to present it to US lawmakers.

SA in new nuclear deal with Russia

2015-07-08 23:18

South Africa and Russia intend to implement several joint projects for education in the nuclear power industry, the department of energy has announced.


Japanese farmer warned nuclear operator of risks in 2004

2015-07-21 18:06

A Japanese farmer says she urged Fukushima power plant executives to implement anti-tsunami measures to mitigate the threat of a major crisis, years before the 2011 catastrophe occurred.

UN endorses Iran nuclear deal with 6 world powers

2015-07-21 13:22

The UN Security Council has unanimously endorsed the landmark deal to rein in Iran’s nuclear programme and authorised measures leading to the end of UN sanctions.

Foreign investors try to tap into Iran, MTN to benefit

2015-07-20 07:49

A few investors are racing to establish funds for Iran following last week's nuclear deal with world powers, and others are tapping into multinationals in the R5trn economy.

UN resolution would end Iran sanctions in 10 years

2015-07-16 09:32

A draft United Nations resolution on the Iran nuclear deal that says the UN sanctions would "snap back" if Iran fails to meet its obligations also contains a surprise: The crucial mechanism will end in 10 years.

Russian firm dismisses SA nuclear build fears

2015-07-15 22:30

Russia's state energy corporation Rosatom has denied that it has already secretly won a massive nuclear power contract in SA, and sought to allay fears of corruption over the deal.

Iran deal will fuel nuclear arms race: US House speaker

2015-07-14 16:22

The deal announced by world powers reining in Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief will only "embolden" Tehran and trigger an atomic weapons race, US House Speaker John Boehner says.

Israel's Netanyahu calls Iran nuclear deal a historic mistake

2015-07-14 11:24

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described the agreement reached by Iran and major world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme as a historic mistake and says he would do what he could to block Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Power plants 'will pay for themselves' - As it happened

2015-07-14 10:51

Get all the highlights as government reveals details about South Africa's nuclear programme at a media conference in KwaZulu-Natal.

HEADLINES: Mamelodi taxi strike, King Zwelithini and Russia nuclear deal

In today's news headlines: Mamelodi taxi strike continues, King Goodwill Zwelithini R2.8m's travel bill and SA'a new nuclear deal.

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'Very, very, very tough' Iran talks go into overtime

2015-07-08 09:24

Talks towards a historic nuclear deal between Iran and major powers go into overtime after stumbling over what one Western diplomat called 'very, very, very tough' remaining issues.

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