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Space War: Indian nukes and the G8

‘The most important event at the G8 meeting in Hokkaido, Japan, was a meeting on the sidelines between U.S. President George Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that will change the geopolitics of Asia. It also could implode what is left of the world's control regime against nuclear proliferation, the Non-Proliferation Treaty.’

The Japan Times: More nuclear power OK’d

‘The Group of Eight leaders gave the green light Tuesday to expanded development of nuclear power, saying it is a vital energy source in the fight against global warming.’

People’s Daily Online: Ukraine to accelerate nuclear power development

‘More nuclear reactors will be brought into operation in Ukraine by 2013, said Yushchenko, who was on a one-day visit to Vienna.’

Bloomberg: Japan May Build 12 Nuclear Plants in South Africa, Kyodo Says

‘Japan is studying building 12 atomic reactors in South Africa as part of a plan to cut greenhouse emission and offer assistance to African nations, Kyodo News reported, citing unidentified government sources.’

Trading Markets: Mitsubishi buys rights to Rio Tinto uranium deposit

‘Mitsubishi Corp. and Canadian uranium producer Cameco Corp. have jointly acquired interests in an Australian uranium mine from Anglo-Australian resource giant Rio Tinto for about 53 billion yen (US$496.82 million).’

Gulf News: Total and Eni dangle nuclear bait in Mideast

‘Total and Eni, two of Europe's biggest oil and gas companies, each plan to bring nuclear power to countries in the Middle Eastin what would be a controversial shift in an industry that is finding itself squeezed out of many of the world's biggest oil and gas fields.’

The Press Association: Warning over nuclear power sites

‘The £73 billion cost of decommissioning [UK] nuclear power sites could be increased "significantly", the head of an influential committee of MPs have warned. Edward Leigh, chairman of the Public Accounts Committee said the cost of work over the next five years had already risen "steeply."’