Playing chicken in East Asia

US B-52 flies into east china sea   Courtesy Gwynne Dyer LONDON – Since last Saturday, when China declared an “Air Defense Identification Zone” (ADIZ) that covers the disputed islands called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, the media...

Moving the rods has only become possible after months of repair work and planning

Fukushima: Reactor 4 pool fuel removal begins

Tokyo Electric Power Co. started a yearlong operation Monday to remove hundreds of nuclear fuel assemblies stored atop reactor 4 at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant to prevent the rods from causing another radiation catastrophe.


UN’s Syria Samples to Undergo Meticulous Scrutiny

By MIKE CORDER Associated Press They’ve endured repeated delays, unrelenting scrutiny and even snipers’ bullets in Damascus. Now U.N. inspectors, who have been gathering evidence of a possible chemical weapons attack in Syria, are poised to return to the Netherlands...

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