Serhii Plokhy wins nonfiction book prize for Chernobyl story

LONDON (AP) — A book about the causes and consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has won Britain's leading nonfiction literary award. Serhii Plokhy was awarded the 30,000-pou...

GOP senators want nuclear energy talks with Saudis suspended

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are urging President Donald Trump to suspend negotiations over an atomic energy agreement with Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (j...

Russia to build two-reactor nuclear plant in Uzbekistan

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and the president of Uzbekistan have agreed that Russia will build the ex-Soviet republic's first nuclear power plant. During Putin's v...

Taiwan open to canning coal power plant reopening: Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan government is open to shelving the planned reopening of the Shenao coal-fired power plant (深澳電廠), if a planned liquefied natural gas terminal in Taoyuan City pa...

APNewsBreak: EPA says a little radiation may be healthy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is quietly moving to weaken U.S. radiation regulations, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — li...

North Korean Foreign Minister: Peace possible, but only if US ends hostility

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Calling for more trust, North Korea's foreign minister urged the United States on Saturday to keep moving past what he called seven decades of entrenched hostility if W...

Georgia Nuclear plant gets go-ahead despite budget overages

ATLANTA (AP) — The owners of the last nuclear power plant still under construction in the U.S. say the project will continue after they resolved a disagreement about multibillion-dollar budget overage...

Small question, big consequences: Is N. Korea a nuke power?

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un stand on the brink of a widely expected Summit No. 2 to unstick deadlocked nuclear diplomacy, a crucial but often overlooked question looms: Is No...

Utility votes to continue costly Georgia nuclear project

ATLANTA (AP) — The board of a Georgia utility has voted to continue the expansion of a nuclear power plant that's years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget. But another co-owner still ...

Taiwan President reaffirms nuclear-free pledge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reaffirmed the government's pledge to make the nation nuclear-free by 2025, and said plans to this end were going well, during a me...

German experts propose turning unused nuclear plant in Taiwan into a ‘theme park’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – German experts in nuclear power suggested that Taiwan can consider giving a new lease of life to the Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant (龍門核電廠), better known as the Fourth N...

Taiwan invites investment in green energy as largest energy show kicks off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen expressed her confidence in Taiwan achieving the goal of producing 20 GW from solar energy by 2025 and declared now is the time to invest in green e...

Business Highlights

___ As midterms near, Trump gambles on his hardline trade policy WASHINGTON (AP) — By any conventional gauge, President Donald Trump's uncompromising stance toward ...

"Monster" Hurricane Florence nears Carolina coast

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Car...

Japan's power supply system weak link in times of disaster

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ultramodern conveniences, its zippy bullet trains, automated ticketing systems and smart homes work just fine, until the power goes out. The blackout across enti...