Japan Vice-FM: Quake, tsunami damage akin to a 'war'

2011-03-16 08:20:22

Japanese Vice-Foreign Minister Makiko Kikuta said on Tuesday that the damage suffered by her nation in Friday's earthquake and tsunami was like it had "just undergone a war".

Fire breaks out again at Fukushima's No 4 reactor

2011-03-16 08:15:22

A fire broke out again early Wednesday at the troubled No 4 reactor of the quake-hit Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co said.

Radiation not strong enough to pose huge health risk

2011-03-16 07:17:34

Chinese health experts said on Tuesday that the radiation levels recorded in Fukushima will not pose dangers to local residents nor turn them into unwitting transmitters of radioactive materials.

Germany to shut down 7 reactors temporarily

2011-03-15 22:23:38

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.

G8 FMs divide on no-fly zone over Libya

2011-03-15 22:07:47

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.

Russian PM orders review of domestic nuke power industry

2011-03-15 21:37:33

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered a review of Russia's nuclear power industry after a devastating earthquake damaged one of Japan's nuclear plants.

Online dating sites make debut in UK inflation data

2011-03-15 21:19:09

Online dating agencies and smart phones are in, pork shoulder and regional newspapers are out, according to Britain's statistics office.

Japan feeds more money to banks as stocks slump

2011-03-15 15:26:52

Japan's central bank pumped billions more into the financial system Tuesday to quell fears.

Japanese ordered indoors in radiation leak crisis

2011-03-15 13:36:13

Radiation leaked from a crippled nuclear plant in tsunami-ravaged northeastern Japan.
Putin: no threat of global nuclear disaster
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Meltdown threat rises at Japanese nuclear plant

2011-03-15 09:40:04

A 3rd explosion in 4 days rocked a crippled nuke power plant in tsunami-ravaged Japan early Tuesday.
Putin: no threat of global nuclear disaster
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Japan begins to dig for dead amid devastation

2011-03-15 08:21:34

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.