Two years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, France 24 has been granted access to the power plant where it all happened. It's only the second time since the accident that media have been allowed inside.
The French papers are marking the two year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, as journalists ponder how the anti-nuclear movement has fared since then. France’s finances are still cause for concern: the government’s trying to trim spending, while the prospect of an unpaid bill looms in Brussels.
Part of the wall and roof of a turbine hall next to Ukraine’s damaged nuclear reactor Chernobyl power plant collapsed under the weight of snow, authorities said Wednesday, adding that the cement sarcophagus was intact and radiation levels unchanged.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Tues. 12/02/13: International papers react to Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise announcement that he’s stepping down. What does this mean for the Catholic Church? Who will replace him? Does this mark the beginning of a new era?
Over the weekend, a controversial referendum on whether to build a new nuclear power plant in Bulgaria was invalidated due to low voter turnout. But Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev explains to Marc Perelman why he is still determined to keep developing nuclear power in the country, and say he expects new debates after the mid-year parliamentary elections.
Newly-elected Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima power plant on Saturday as his administration is reportedly reviewing plans to restart the country’s controversial nuclear programme.
IN THE PAPERS NATIONAL - 27/12/12: Left-leaning Libération focuses on a secret nuclear deal made between France and China. Le Monde explores the plight of Afghan nationals who helped French soldiers during military operations in Afghanistan. And Le Parisien investigates what it calls the "invisible unemployed".
The construction of a nuclear power plant in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu is at the centre of a storm. For over a year, the project's been dogged by large scale protests from locals and anti-nuclear activists. As India prepares to inaugurate the plant at the end of the year, the debate - and the protests - have intensified. A small, non-descript fishing village close to the power station has become the focal point of the anger that has gripped the entire region.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to persuade Czech leaders on Monday to choose American firm Westinghouse over a Russian competitor for a $10 billion nuclear power project that is the country’s biggest-ever public energy bid.