‘Nuclear not needed and perfect for graft’

2015-08-24 09:17

A Russian activist who blew the whistle on South Africa’s pending nuclear marriage with Russia believes the deal is all about power; but not the type needed for the grid.

US senator puts brakes on Canadian nuke waste

2015-08-11 18:14

a Michigan Senator wants a US-Canadian study on the proposal for nuke waste disposal near Lake Huron.

Netanyahu lobbies US Jews to act against Iran deal

2015-08-06 16:03

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a campaign to mobilise Jewish Americans against the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers championed by President Barack Obama.

Gearing up for the nuclear age

2015-08-02 18:30

Multinationals competing in South Africa for lucrative contracts are sweetening the deal with comprehensive technology transfer arrangements.

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.


SA nuclear plan stirs fears of secrecy, corruption

2015-08-14 13:55

Fears are growing that agreements to build nuclear power plants that could be the most expensive procurement in the country's history will be made behind closed doors.

Calls to abolish nukes on 70th anniversary of Nagasaki bombing

2015-08-09 08:11

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki with a determination to lead the global effort of nuclear disarmament.

Why we forgot Hiroshima

2015-08-03 11:25

On Thursday, it will be 70 years since the 1945 US atomic bombing of Hiroshima. If ever there was an example of America’s power on the media – and, for that matter, memory – it’s the fact that hardly anyone remembers the event, writes Grethe Koen

(Nuclear) physics of learning in Russia

2015-08-02 15:19

Mapheto Masibane boasts an impressive CV, having matriculated when he was only 15 and getting 100% for maths to boot

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.

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