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    Ukraine energy minister says 'no threat' from accident at nuclear plant
    Dec03

    Ukraine energy minister says 'no threat' from accident at nuclear plant

    KIEV (Reuters) – An accident at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhya in southeastern Ukraine poses no danger to health or the environment, energy authorities said on Wednesday, an assessment later corroborated by the French nuclear institute IRSN. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine tells IAEA reactor safely shut down
    Dec03

    Ukraine tells IAEA reactor safely shut down

    VIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear agency said on Wednesday it had been told by Ukraine that a reactor at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant remained safely shut down following a short circuit in the plant’s transformer yard last week. …read more Source: The...

    NATO approves rapid reaction force
    Dec03

    NATO approves rapid reaction force

    NATO member countries approved a new interim quick-reaction military force on Tuesday to protect themselves from Russia or other threats, the alliance’s chief said. The initial unit, to be up and running in early 2015, is designed to be supplanted the following year by a permanent force, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said. The...

    British athletics Sebastian Coe launched his bid for presidency of IAAF
    Dec03

    British athletics Sebastian Coe launched his bid for presidency of IAAF

    LONDON (AFP) – British athletics great Sebastian Coe vowed to shake up the sports global calendar on Wednesday as he launched his bid for the presidency of world governing body the IAAF.The two-time Olympic 1,500 metres champion wants to attract more young people to the sport by creating street athletics events and also pledged to crack...

    Ukraine nuclear plant short circuit adds to power woes
    Dec03

    Ukraine nuclear plant short circuit adds to power woes

    Ukraine’s power crisis deepened as an electrical fault at a nuclear plant caused a shutdown that further crimped supplies. …read more Source: Channel...

    Psychiatric patients struggle to get through Ukraine conflict
    Dec03

    Psychiatric patients struggle to get through Ukraine conflict

    SLOVYANOSERBSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Anna Tsvirinko takes her hand out of the jacket she is wearing over her nurse’s uniform to keep warm and points at a dirty mattress in the unheated ward of the Ukrainian psychiatric hospital where she works. …read more Source: The...

    Topless Salvini woos Italy’s voters from bedroom
    Dec03

    Topless Salvini woos Italy’s voters from bedroom

    ROME – Matteo Salvini, the 41-year-old leader of the anti-euro Northern League party, chose a bare-chested, bedroom photoshoot in a weekly magazine on Wednesday to underline his status as the newest sensation in Italian politics.Despite the gimmick, Salvini, who took over his party last year after a financial scandal brought down its...

    Ukraine minister says ‘no threat’ from nuclear plant accident
    Dec03

    Ukraine minister says ‘no threat’ from nuclear plant accident

    KIEV – Ukraine’s energy authorities said on Wednesday that an accident at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhya in the south-east of the country posed no danger and the plant would return to normal operations on Dec. 5.”There is no threat … there are no problems with the reactors,” Energy Minister Volodymyr...

    No radioactivity detected in Ukraine after nuclear event – French agency
    Dec03

    No radioactivity detected in Ukraine after nuclear event – French agency

    PARIS (Reuters) – French public nuclear safety institute IRSN said on Wednesday it had not detected any unusual radioactivity in Ukraine and that the incident at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhya posed no danger for populations or the environment. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine nuclear plant short circuit adds to power woes
    Dec03

    Ukraine nuclear plant short circuit adds to power woes

    Ukraine said Wednesday a short circuit at a nuclear plant posed “no threat” but had added to electricity shortages at a time when the country is struggling to keep the lights on. The electrical fault at the Zaporizhya plant in the southeast of the country last Friday is due to be fixed in the coming days but comes as coal shortages...

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