No referendums to take place in Taiwan until 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s lawmakers passed an amendment to the Referendum Act on Monday (June 17), ensuring that no referendum will be held alongside the 2020 presidential election, ...

AP EXPLAINS: Iran's nuclear program as 2015 deal unravels

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran announced it will exceed the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, further escalating tensions in the Mide...

Middle East attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of this region's oi...

Correction: Japan-Energy story

TOKYO (AP) — In a story June 7 about Japan's energy policy, The Associated Press referred incorrectly to the plutonium reduction target cited by a policy research group. The target it mentioned was th...

House panel highlights risks over nuclear storage stalemate

LAGUNA NIGEL, Calif. (AP) — Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant was permanently closed in 2013, but the site remains home to 3.5 million pounds of nuclear waste that has nowhere else ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 7, the 158th day of 2019. There are 207 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 7, 199...

Business Weekly: A reserve of rare earth minerals keeps Taiwan’s hope of developing nuclear weapons alive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The trade war between the U.S. and China has unexpectedly highlighted the importance of rare earths, but many people are ignorant that Taiwan also has a reserve of rare earth m...

Joe Biden's $5T climate plan: Net zero emissions by 2050

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is pitching a $5 trillion-plus climate proposal that he says would lead the U.S. to net zero emission of carbon pollution by 2050. Biden's...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2019. There are 213 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On June 1, ...

The Latest: Nuclear power era comes to end in Massachusetts

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the shutdown of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant (all times local): ___ 6:25 p.m. The Pilgrim nuclear power pl...

Pilgrim's shutdown ends nuclear power era in Massachusetts

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — It will take about five hours for the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth to permanently shut down Friday after 47 years of generating electricity. Entergy...

Taipei's Tatun Volcanoes proven active: scientists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After carrying out a long-term study, a research team at Academia Sinica has determined that the Tatun volcano group (TVG) and Guishan Island are both active volcanoes and a vo...

Nuclear power plant workers prep for shutdown after 47 years

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Workers at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station are prepping for the plant's shutdown after 47 years of operation. On Friday, a team of workers will begin the pro...

International Energy Agency: nuclear needed for climate goal

BERLIN (AP) — The International Energy Agency says the premature closure of nuclear power plants and failure to build new ones could make it harder to meet global targets for cutting greenhouse gas em...

A hefty donation to Trump's inaugural comes under scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Real estate mogul Franklin Haney contributed $1 million to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and all he's got to show for the money is the glare of a federal investigation...