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US authorities looking into possible fission gas leak at Chinese nuclear reactor: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since last week, the U.S. has been examining the circumstances of a possible fission leak at a nuclear reactor in China after requests from the French company partnered wi...

France extends lifetime of its oldest nuclear reactors

PARIS (AP) — France’s nuclear safety authority agreed Thursday to extend the operational lifetime of the country’s 32 oldest nuclear reactors by a decade to as much as 50 years. The ...

France: Security officials fear Russian hacking attack

France's national cyber security agency said on Monday that several organizations had been targeted by hackers in cases that bore similarities to other attacks by a group linked to Russian intelli...

UK in talks with EDF over nuclear plant construction

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government is in talks with French firm EDF Energy over the construction of a 20 billion-pound ($26.8 billion) nuclear power plant in eastern England. Officia...

Wind energy, liquid gas projects move forward in New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Wind energy companies proposed projects off New Jersey's ocean coast Thursday, as an environmental group vowed to appeal approval of a hotly contested liquefied natural gas ...

Conflicting emotions as France shutters oldest nuclear plant

PARIS (AP) — Nuclear workers lamented the switching off Monday of France's oldest nuclear reactor, a closure celebrated by anti-nuclear campaigners. The last of two 900-megawatt reac...

France starts closing its oldest nuclear plant

PARIS (AP) — France started closing its oldest nuclear plant, at Fessenheim, on the border with Germany, by shutting down one of its reactors Saturday. French operator EDF said the ...

US warns EU over €13-billion defense spending

The United States has decried "poison pills" embedded in proposed rules which could shut third country allies such as the United States out of European defense projects. US Ambassador to th...

Delegation of 14 French companies visits Taiwan's Taoyuan City for investment opportunities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Led by the French representative to Taiwan, Benoit Guidee, a delegation consisting of 14 French firms met with Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) on Tuesday (April 16...

Taiwanese student in France detained for protesting against Xi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese exchange student in Paris was briefly detained by police for waving an independence banner during Xi Jinping’s recent procession through the European cap...

China’s Xi sees honors, Airbus deal in state visit to France

PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping received the full honors of a formal reception during a state visit to France on Monday that included attending the signing of a multi-billion dollar de...

3rd firm confirms bid on New Jersey wind energy project

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A third firm has confirmed that it's interested in building a wind energy project off the New Jersey coast. Norway-based Equinor says it submitted a bid Fr...

How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry's keynote speech at the World Gas Conference in June opened with a marching band and ended with an exhibition by the Harlem Globetrotters. It was a specta...

New Jersey utility officials to review offshore wind project

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey utility officials will soon start reviewing plans for a 25-megawatt offshore wind project off Atlantic City. The state Board of Public Utilities...

Europe swelters in record heat wave

Spain and Portugal suffered from extreme temperatures on Saturday as hot air from North Africa swept across the Iberian Peninsula. Eight places in Portugal broke local temperature records, with the h...