Germany will take seven of its 17 nuclear reactors offline for three months while the country reconsiders plans to extend the life of its atomic power plants in the wake of events in Japan, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday.
Foreign ministers of the Group of Eight debated a common reaction to the ever-changing situation in Libya on Tuesday with some members against the imposition of a no-fly zone in the North African country.
Japan warned radioactive levels had become "significantly" higher around a nuke power plant.
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Slides: Japan before and after the calamities
Live Updates: Japan quake aftermath
Rescue workers used chain saws and hand picks on Monday to dig out bodies in Japan's devastated coastal towns, as the nation faced a mounting crisis in the aftermath of a massive earthquake and tsunami.