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A town in southwest Japan became the first to approve the restart of a nuclear power station on Tuesday, a step forward in Japan's fraught process of reviving an industry left idled by the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government is pushing to restart nuclear reactors, but has said he will defer to local authorities to approve a policy that is still unpopular with large swaths of the public.
The restart of Japan's first reactors to receive clearance to restart under new rules imposed since Fukushima is unlikely until next year as Kyushu Electric still needs to pass operational safety checks.
All 48 of the country's nuclear reactors were gradually taken offline following Fukushima, the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.
I always find it interesting when people call the Ukrainians (or their government) "nazis"
He gave few clear indications of his future plans, saying only that he was staying at the residence of an “old friend” in Rostov-on-Don.
Throughout the press conference Yanukovych insisted that he had not abandoned Ukraine, but was forced to leave because of threats against himself and his family, including his young grandson.
“I did not flee,” he said. “I will return to Ukraine as soon as my security can be guaranteed.”
Once again you left out key information from the article.
Did you actually read the article did you have a knee-jerk reaction to the headline?
Nuclear is one of the best options for the Japanese people
Your attempt to claim a coup occurred is not supported by the evidence / Facts.
How will Ukraine be an sovereign nation if it joins the EU? your stats as an sovereign nation dies once you became a member.
There is a reason why the British haven't joined the EU.
originally posted by: Agent_USA_Supporter
Could you imagine the America militia in the senate demanding and forcing Obama and his government to resign? well this what happened in Ukraine.
Ukrainian voters handed the country’s pro-European leadership a resounding victory in the first parliamentary elections since the Euromaidan uprising cut ties with Moscow. The results further marginalize the country’s Russia-backed rebels and expand President Petro Poroshenko’s mandate to shrink the budget — a reform pro-Europe politicians say is needed to save the country from economic collapse.
With about half the votes from Sunday's poll tallied by Monday afternoon, Poroshenko had already begun to hold power-sharing talks with ex-interim President Arseny Yatsenyuk, whose People’s Front party surprised many by winning about 21 percent of the vote, just shy of the 23 percent claimed by Poroshenko’s bloc.
In comments broadcast on national television, Poroshenko said the electorate had given a "strong and irreversible backing to Ukraine’s path to Europe" with Sunday's vote, and reiterated that he and Yatsenyuk would seek to swiftly build a coalition to steer their country toward greater integration with the European Union.
With the major caveat that voting was impossible for nearly 3 million people in separatist-held eastern regions, a spokesman for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which is also mediating peace talks between Kiev and the pro-Russia rebels, said Sunday’s election was “amply contested” and “largely upheld democratic commitments.”
“As far as Russia is concerned, they have clearly been defeated in these elections,” said Joerg Forbrig, an Eastern Europe expert with the German-Marshall Fund in Berlin. “If they were trying to destabilize the country so elections weren’t possible, they failed.”
Even Moscow indicated the election results in most of Ukraine were valid, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov saying Monday he thought Russia would recognize the results.
This was despite a poor showing for pro-Russian factions, including a dismal performance by the Russian-allied Communist Party, which will be left out of parliament for the first time since Ukraine won independence in 1991.
Significantly, the far-right nationalist parties — including the Radical Party and Fatherland — were edged out by moderates, undercutting Russian President’s Vladimir Putin’s line that Kiev had been taken over by Nazis and fascists in the Euromaidan uprising.
originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
a reply to: intrptr
I always find it interesting when people call the Ukrainians (or their government) "nazis". I'm sorry, I find it hard to sympathize with any position that calls them nazis when they're ones being INVADED by Russia.