Venezuela ends nuclear plans

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has stopped his country’s plans to develop nuclear energy. The decision follows uncertainties caused by the nuclear crisis in Japan. Chavez says he’s ordered his vice president and energy minister to…

China not affected so far by radiation

The nuclear radiation from Japan is not expected to affect China in the immediate future, according to weather experts. Meteorological authorities say the radioactive substances won’t pose a threat in the next three days after…

Japan nuclear safety threat

Q1: We are near a critical point in the recovery effort, 72 hours after the quake struck. What’s the latest from Sendai? Q2: Reaching the quake zones has been difficult, since nearly all roads remain…

IAEA approves nuclear fuel supply plan

A new nuclear fuel supply plan has been approved by the 35-nation Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency. It’s designed to help more countries gain access to nuclear energy, without the risk…

UK, Palestinian leaders meet in London

British Prime Minister David Cameron has met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in London, in the hope of accelerating the Middle East peace process. In a diplomatic gesture by the UK, the status of the…

Japan’s PM refuses to step down

Japan’s Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, is refusing to step down following the resignation of his foreign minister over a political funding scandal. This is adding increased pressure for him to quit or call a snap…

Russia demands Japan apology over island dispute

Russian Foreign Ministry has urged immediate criminal investigation into a group of Japanese who protested outside Russia’s Embassy last month and burned Russian national flags. Russian foreign ministry has summoned Japan’s charge d’affairs to Russia,…