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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...

Syria says Israeli missile attack kills 1 person, wounds 6

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israel fired missiles toward northwest Syria early Wednesday, killing one person and wounding six, Syrian state media reported. It was the first Israeli attack...

Chinese ‘wolf warrior’ diplomat blasted for sharing distasteful meme using Japanese art

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese diplomat known for his “wolf warrior”-style remarks has drawn the ire of Japanese for tweeting a controversial meme. Zhao Lijian (趙立堅), an outspok...

Fact check: 5 myths about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Is Chernobyl the biggest-ever nuclear disaster? The 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant near the city of Pripyat in northern Ukraine is often described as the worst nuclear acc...

Israel says it strikes targets in Syria after missile attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — A missile launched from Syria struck Israel's Negev desert region early Thursday, setting off air raid sirens near the country's top-secret nuclear reactor, the Israeli military said....

Israeli military reports air-raid sirens in village near nuclear reactor

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military reports air-raid sirens in village near nuclear reactor.

New Czech foreign minister sworn in amid crisis with Russia

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's new foreign minister, Jakub Kulhanek, was sworn in Wednesday, amid a fierce diplomatic conflict with Moscow over allegations Russian agents were involved in a massiv...

Czech, Russian envoys fly home amid depot explosion dispute

PRAGUE (AP) — The two Russian military agents believed to be behind a massive Czech depot explosion in 2014 likely targeted the ammunition, not the Czech Republic itself, the country's prime minister ...

Russia’s FM in Egypt for talks on trade and Ethiopia’s dam

CAIRO (AP) — The foreign ministers of Egypt and Russia discussed trade and other ties between the two nations Monday, with Egypt’s top diplomat urging Moscow to help settle Egypt’s dispute with Ethiop...

Czech foreign minister fired in government reshuffle

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Republic’s foreign minister was fired Monday in a government reshuffle less than six months before the parliamentary election. The move came after Foreign Ministe...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, April 9, the 99th day of 2021. There are 266 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 9,...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2021. There are 293 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March...

Erdogan, Putin remotely start nuclear reactor construction

ISTANBUL (AP) — The presidents of Turkey and Russia remotely inaugurated the construction of a third nuclear reactor at the Akkuyu power plant in southern Turkey Wednesday, vowing to continue their cl...

China's first Hualong One nuclear reactor begins operations

BEIJING (AP) — China National Nuclear Corp. said its first nuclear power unit that uses Hualong One, a third-generation nuclear reactor, started commercial operations on Saturday. Th...

Moon urges Biden to learn from Trump's N. Korea diplomacy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president on Monday urged the incoming Biden administration to build upon the achievements and learn from the failures of President Donald Trump's diplomatic en...