US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif for a second day in a row on Monday to see if he can make progress on reaching a deal on Tehran's nuclear program before a June 20 deadline, a US official said. Kerry would "gauge Iran's willingness to make the critical choices it needs to make," the senior State Department official said.
Iran and six world powers have managed to remove some of their differences during a fresh round of nuclear talks in Vienna, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told reporters on Sunday. It will be clear in the coming days whether the sides will be able to finalize the agreement by the 20 July deadline fixed in last year’s Geneva accords, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Austria early Sunday to help steer the final stretches of negotiations between global powers and Iran over Tehran's suspect nuclear programme as a deadline for a deal looms. Buoyed by his success in brokering an end to deadlock over disputed elections in Afghanistan, the top US diplomat arrived from Kabul and was to meet later Sunday with his European counterparts aiming to wrap up a pact before July 20.
A chain reaction is expected to be launched Thursday in a new-generation reactor at Russia's Beloyarskaya nuclear power plant.
The Rosatom state corporation expects to sign the supplementary contract on construction of two new nuclear power blocks in Iran before the end of the year.
Iran and world powers are yet to find common ground on the main issues in nuclear talks aimed at reaching a comprehensive agreement, Tehran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday, AFP reports.
Almost all workers at the Fukushima nuclear power plant fled the crippled facility at the height of the quake-tsunami disaster in March 2011. That's according to a recent report by Japan's Asahi Shimbun newspaper.
The aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster has been severely underestimated, according to the Global Research Center. The article posted on its website cited a host of reasons why "we should fear the worst from Fukushima." It was penned by Harvey Wasserman, an American journalist and advocate for renewable energy.
The Russian government has approved a state program on the development of an atomic energy complex by 2020, with total funding of about 900 billion rubles or $26 billion, a decree on Russia's official legal information website indicates. Russia's state-owned nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, has been assigned the project, according to the decree.
ATOMEXPO-2014 international forum on nuclear energy opens in Moscow on Monday, the TASS news agency reports. The event's main topic is energy stability in the nuclear energy.
The State Duma initiated an appeal to the Council of Europe to examine the question of the safety of Ukrainian NPPs and of transferring nuclear fuel from the US. Previously, several reactors had already been transferred for the products of the American company Westinghouse, however, due to compatibility issues, the process was cancelled. But after the change of power in the country, such talks were resumed again.
The next round of talks between six world powers and Iran on resolving a dispute over Tehran's nuclear programme will be held in Vienna from June 16 to 20, the European Union said on Tuesday.
A Japanese utility on Thursday lodged an appeal against a ban on restarting two nuclear reactors, after a court came down on the side of campaigners for the first time since the Fukushima disaster.
The District Court of the Fukui Prefecture on the main Japanese island of Honshu has for the first time banned the restart of two nuclear reactors at the Oi Nuclear Power Plant recognizing them as unsafe, according to information from the Kyodo news agency this Wednesday.
Russia and Algeria have almost concluded an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in nuclear power engineering, Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko told journalists on Wednesday after meeting with members of Algeria's leadership.
A former worker is seeking 11 million yen ($110,000) in compensation from the operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant for exposing him to high levels of radiation after the 2011 tsunami.
Japanese civilians can hardly imagine they will ever live again in Tomioka, a ghost town about 6 miles from the notorious Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. The government claims a 12-mile no-go zone around the plant will soon be completely decontaminated and reopen. However, distrust of the governmental decontamination program remains strong.
Taiwan said Sunday it would stop construction at a controversial nuclear power plant after tens of thousands of protesters blockaded a main street in the capital calling for the project to be scrapped, AFP reports.
Residents of an evacuation zone within 20 kilometers of the disaster-struck Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant from Saturday are allowed to stay overnight as well at their homes following progress in radiation cleanup work.
On April 11 the Japanese cabinet approved an energy plan that promotes coal as a cheap, stable, long-term and efficient base load energy source. According to the new policy, nuclear power will also be part of Japan's energy mix, despite the fact that the previous government vowed to phase it out following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.