Jun 25, 2016

India blames China for stalled nuclear group entry

India has blamed regional rival China for blocking its entry to a nuclear trade group opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, after its members met in South Korea with no decision on India’s bid to join. India wants to become a member of ...

North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

Apr 24, 2016

North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

North Korea said Sunday that a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test it conducted under the supervision of leader Kim Jong Un had been a “great success” that provided “one more means for powerful nuclear attack.” The launch a day earlier came amid growing concern ...

Apr 5, 2016

NRA begins checks on Ikata No. 3 reactor

The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on Tuesday started inspections on the No. 3 reactor of Shikoku Electric Power Co.’s Ikata nuclear power plant ahead of a planned restart in summer. If the checks go smoothly, Shikoku Electric plans to load nuclear fuel into the ...

'No terror link' in murder of guard at Belgian nuclear center

Mar 26, 2016

'No terror link' in murder of guard at Belgian nuclear center

The murder this week of a security guard at a Belgian nuclear research center is a purely criminal affair unrelated to any terrorist threat, prosecutors said Saturday. The Charleroi prosecutor’s office in charge of the case “formally denied” any connection between the murder of ...

Philippines to impound suspected North Korean ship, deport crew

Mar 5, 2016

Philippines to impound suspected North Korean ship, deport crew

The Philippines will impound a suspected North Korean cargo ship docked at a port northwest of Manila and eventually deport its North Korean crewmen in compliance with tough new U.N. Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, officials ...

Feb 18, 2016

Japan's LNG imports fall on warm weather and atomic restarts

The world’s biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas said imports fell the most in more than six years as nuclear reactors restarted and warm weather cut demand. Shipments of the super-cooled fuel to Japan fell 14.1 percent in January, the biggest drop since May ...