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Former US President Truman’s Grandson Visits Hiroshima

Posted August 4th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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The grandson of former U.S. president Harry Truman, who authorized the atomic bombings of Japan in 1945, visited Hiroshima Saturday and offered a silent prayer for victims of the nuclear attack. Japan’s Kyodo news agency says Clifton Truman Daniel is in Japan at the invitation of the nonprofit peace organization Sadako Legacy to attend the […]

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North Korea Threatens Harder Line in Nuclear Talks

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior North Korean official says Pyongyang intends to harden its opposition to international pressure against its nuclear weapons program. Choi Sun Hee, a deputy director of North Korea’s Foreign Ministry, sent a rare note by e-mail to VOA’s Korean Service Thursday, following three days of informal talks between North Korean diplomats and an unofficial […]

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North Korea Threatens Harder Line in Nuclear Disarmament Talks

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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In a rare direct message, a senior North Korean official has told VOA the Pyongyang government intends to harden its opposition to international pressure against its nuclear weapons program. Choi Sun-hee, a deputy director of North Korea’s Foreign Ministry, sent a note by email to VOA’s Korean Service Thursday, following three days of informal talks […]

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Thousands March in Tokyo Against Nuclear Power

Posted July 29th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people in Tokyo have marched on Japan’s parliament to demand a ban on nuclear power. The demonstrators encircled the Diet building Sunday evening with candlelight in a peaceful rally to demand the government of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda abandon nuclear power. Two reactors were restarted earlier this month, despite safety worries after the […]

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New Report Condemns Japanese Government, TEPCO for Nuclear Disaster

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Japanese government panel investigating last year’s meltdown of three reactors at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says Tokyo Electric Power officials ignored the risks of a nuclear accident because they believed in what the report called the “myth of nuclear safety.” The report, issued Monday, said TEPCO and Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency […]

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Thousands Protest Nuclear Power in Japan

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people rallied in Tokyo to protest the use of nuclear power, highlighting the growing opposition to atomic energy in Japan since the crisis at the Fukushima power plant. The protest Monday comes as Japan prepares to restart another reactor shut down after last year’s March tsunami and earthquake set off multiple […]

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Panel: Fukushima Nuclear Disaster ‘Man-Made’

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Japanese parliamentary panel has concluded that last year’s Fukushima nuclear disaster was “man-made,” even as authorities announced the controversial return of nuclear power for the first time following the crisis. The report, based on a six-month investigation, faulted both the government and the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, for failing to foresee and […]

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Panel: Fukushima Nuclear Disaster ‘Man-Made’

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Japanese parliamentary panel has concluded that last year’s Fukushima nuclear disaster was “man-made,” even as authorities announced the controversial return of nuclear power for the first time following the crisis. The report, based on a six-month investigation, faulted both the government and the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, for failing to foresee and […]

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Sweden Raises Threat Level After Suspected Explosives Found at Nuclear Facility

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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(( Title: SWEDEN – NUCLEAR HEAD: Sweden Finds Suspected Explosives near Nuclear Plant DATE: 06/21/12 PUBLISHED AT: Thursday, June 21, 2012 6:18:18 AM NUMBER: 2694170 Sweden has increased security at its nuclear facilities after explosives were detected inside a truck at its southern Ringhals nuclear plant during a routine security check. Authorities says the explosives […]

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Iran Nuclear Talks Show Little Progress

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A tense first day of talks between Iran and six world powers in Moscow made little progress Monday on how to end a decade-long dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program. Diplomats said the Islamic Republic asked the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany to discuss rolling back tough European Union and U.S. […]

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