Oi ruling may fuel anti-nuclear push

| May 22, 2014

Oi ruling may fuel anti-nuclear push

by Eric Johnston

Wednesday’s court ruling blocking restarts of the No. 3 and 4 reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi plant may embolden opponents of nuclear power nationwide. It creates a legal precedent and could fuel resistance to restarts, throwing into question whether the administration of ...

| May 21, 2014

TPP talks progress, no completion

by Kayo Mimizuka

A broad Pacific trade accord appears nowhere in sight after ministers from 12 countries failed to specify a timeline for striking a deal, despite the efforts of Japan and the United States to inject impetus by highlighting the progress they made on tariffs in ...

Hacking case shows China snubbing U.S. 'rules'

| May 21, 2014

Hacking case shows China snubbing U.S. 'rules'

In choosing to escalate a cyberespionage dispute with China, the United States has laid bare its frustrations after years of hoping the Asian power would accept a U.S.-led international order. President Barack Obama and his predecessors have long recited a mantra that the United ...

Ukraine vote 'will not end' Putin crusade

| May 20, 2014

Ukraine vote 'will not end' Putin crusade

Held up by many as the best hope for Ukraine, Sunday’s presidential vote will make little difference to the one man the West blames most for the country’s crisis — Russian President Vladimir Putin. Bent on countering Western ambitions in Ukraine, Russia’s leader will ...