Risky stalemate as science battles human fears at Fukushima

ONAHAMA, Japan (AP) — More than six years after a tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japan has yet to reach consensus on what to do with a million tons of radioactive water, stored...

Investigation: Radioactive leaks at Illinois nuclear plants

Radioactive waste continues to pour from Exelon's Illinois nuclear power plants more than a decade after the discovery of chronic leaks led to national outrage, a $1.2 million government settlement an...

Analysis: Progress by China envoy in N. Korea won't be easy

TOKYO (AP) — With all the verbal barbs flying between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump these days, China's decision to send its most senior official to North Korea in mo...

US at climate talks may be like unhappy dinner guest

WASHINGTON (AP) — How's this for awkward? The United States has a delegation at international climate talks in Bonn that will be telling other nations what they should do on a treaty that the presiden...

France backpedals on pledge to cut reliance on nuclear power

PARIS (AP) — France's environment minister is backing down on promises to sharply reduce nuclear power production so that the government can concentrate on reducing fossil fuels instead. ...

Taiwan's carbon emissions highest in ten years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) According to the latest carbon emission report carried out by the Environmental Protection Administration under the Executive Yuan, Taiwan’s carbon emissions have reached th...

Fourth nuclear power plant likely to be deferred for another year 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Having been deferred for nearly three years, the construction of Taiwan’s fourth nuclear power plant is likely to have another year of deferral with a budget of...

Business Highlights

___ Tax bill becomes less-generous proposal WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Friday quietly made changes to their far-reaching tax overhaul: Now its tax cuts ...

Energy sector has winners and losers in GOP tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The energy industry has winners and losers in the new House GOP tax bill. Losers are the electric car industry and producers of wind power and other clean energy. W...

Russia takes on Mideast diplomacy as US retreats

BEIRUT (AP) — After watching for years as the United States called the shots in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin is seizing the reins of diplomacy in the Middle East, establishing foothold...

US moves to end ban on new uranium mining near Grand Canyon

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. officials said Wednesday that they have proposed ending the Obama administration's ban on new uranium mining leases on public land outside Grand Canyon National Park. ...

Putin arrives in Iran for talks with Tehran, Azerbaijan

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Iran for trilateral talks with Tehran and Azerbaijan. Putin's trip Wednesday is his first since coming to Iran in ...

Pentagon chief says North Korea engages in 'outlaw' behavior

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday, accusing the North of illegal and unnecessary missile an...

Japan votes: Incumbent PM Abe appears headed to victory

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's leader may have made the right call after all, if not for his country than for himself. Media polls indicate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition will han...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Oct. 19 -- The lead stories in the major Chinese language dailies in Taiwan on Thursday are as follows: @United Daily News: Xi says recognizing 'one China' key to dialogue @China...