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N.Korea suggests it may resume nuclear, missile tests

Reuters
N.Korea has not tested nuclear bombs, ICBMs since 2017 Leader Kim previously said no longer bound by testing moratorium Politburo says U.S. threats ‘reached a danger line’ Decision comes after series of missile tests SEOUL, Jan 20 (Reuters) – North Korea would bolster its defences against the United States and......

Filibuster and Voting Rights Showdown, Synagogue Hostages, Iran Nuclear Deal Redux? : Up First

NPR
NPR Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer doesn’t have the votes to change the filibuster or pass voting rights reforms. So why are Senate Democrats barreling ahead with a public showdown? And at what point did congregants of a Texas synagogue realize a visitor was actually an assailant? Plus, what will......

Woman commands nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for first time

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Woman commands nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for first time – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Captain Amy Bauernschmidt took control of the USS Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, becoming the first woman to do so. It’s a breakthrough for......

EU’s plan to include gas and nuclear in ‘green’ ranking leaves investors confused

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Cooling towers at the Tricastin Evolutionary Power Reactor nuclear power plant in France. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images A controversial EU plan to include nuclear and natural gas in its ranking of sustainable investments is confusing and could lead......

State Department condemns North Korea missile launch

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here State Department condemns North Korea missile launch – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The State Department condemned North Korea for test-launching what the U.S. says was a ballistic missile. Elizabeth Palmer has the latest. Be the first to know......

Russia, China, Britain, U.S. and France say no one can win nuclear war

Reuters
Flags are seen in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Vienna, Austria May 23, 2021. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Jan 3 (Reuters) – China, Russia, Britain, the United States and France have......

EU plans to label gas and nuclear energy ‘green’ prompt row

BBC
Under the proposal, only gas and nuclear plants with the highest standards would be considered green. Nuclear plants would also have to have strict waste disposal plans, Deutsche Welle reports. While gas plants would have a limit of how much carbon dioxide is released per kilowatt-hour of energy produced. BBC......

EU drafts plan to label gas and nuclear investments as green

Reuters
Steam rises from cooling towers of the Electricite de France (EDF) nuclear power plant in Belleville-sur-Loire, France October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register European Commission drawing up green investment rules Draft proposal labels nuclear, some gas plants as green Countries disagree on......

Colorado Aftermath, Omicron Transmissibility, Iran Nuclear Talks : Up First

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NPR The Colorado wildfires that ripped through subdivisions northwest of Denver are all but extinguished — why were they so devastating? And, as a COVID surge grips the U.S., scientists are working to find out what makes the Omicron variant so transmissible. Also, talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal......

Germany shuts three of its last six nuclear plants

Reuters
Three of Germany’s last six reactors to shut down Final phase-out by the end of 2022 Dismantling to cost over $10 billion Anti-nuclear consensus still strong, minister says BERLIN, Jan 1 (Reuters) – Germany has pulled the plug on three of its last six nuclear power stations as it moves......

The feds have collected more than $44 billion for a permanent nuclear waste dump — here’s why we still don’t have one

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This undated image obtained 22 February, 2004 shows the entrance to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository located in Nye County, Nevada, about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas. AFP | AFP | Getty Images The federal government has a......

Hundreds of Scientists Ask Biden to Cut the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

New York Times
A number of members of the House and Senate serving on national-security related committees have worried that at a time when China is expanding its arsenal and Russia is threatening former Soviet states that have joined NATO, a no-first-use pledge might give the appearance of weakness. “No-first-use is feel-good foreign......

New firm will take control of nuclear plant along Lake Michigan shore

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The federal government has agreed to allow a New Jersey company to take control of a nuclear plant along Lake Michigan’s eastern shoreline despite objections from the Michigan attorney general and environmental groups. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a license......

Sen. Joe Manchin cheers move to create more uranium for advanced nuclear reactors

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talks with reporters after a remembrance ceremony on the east front steps of the U.S. Capitol for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Monday, September 13, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc.......

South Korea Has Long Wanted Nuclear Subs. A New Reactor Could Open a Door.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here SEOUL — The meeting was low-key, a presentation last month by South Korean officials to about 50 villagers gathered in a community hall on the country’s southeastern coast. The government, the audience was told, planned to build a......

Iran is serious in nuclear talks with world powers – president

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Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi looks on during a meeting with Syria’s Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad in Tehran, Iran, December 6, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Dec 11 (Reuters) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Saturday that......

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