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The Hindu: India will wait till Japan is “ready” for nuclear cooperation

‘Japan was one of the eight countries — alongside China — to hold out till the end on the waiver for India at the Nuclear Suppliers Group meeting in Vienna last month and is in no hurry to embrace the idea of nuclear cooperation with New Delhi. But Indian officials say that as far as they are concerned, there are at present no legal obstacles to Japanese firms like Hitachi and Toshiba supplying reactor components for safeguarded nuclear power projects in India.’

FPIF: The Race to De-Nuclearize North Korea

‘While speculation over Kim Jong-Il's health has dominated headlines, the real issue in North Korea (also known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or DPRK), remains the country's nuclear program. It's possible to end the DPRK's ability to produce plutonium in a matter of months. Policymakers in the U.S. and North Korea can either act now to make a decisive deal that will support the long-term interests of both countries or let the months of effort invested in the nuclear deal go down as another in a long line of missed opportunities to improve security in Northeast Asia.’

The Local: Safety check forces Swedish nuke plant shutdown

‘Sweden shut down one of its nuclear reactors on Tuesday to check the plant's control rods after cracks were found in the rods at an identical plant, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) reports.’

New York Times: Europe’s Leadership in Carbon Control at Risk in Credit Crisis

‘As the threats of global recession and rising unemployment loom after the expensive bank bailouts, some European leaders are demanding that the trade bloc backpedal on a pledge announced with much fanfare last spring to cut greenhouse emissions by 20 percent and to generate 20 percent of power through renewable sources by 2020.’

New Scientist: Do we need to go nuclear to stay green?

‘It's the billion-dollar question. Will nuclear energy save the world from global warming? Nuclear power plants produce virtually zero carbon emissions throughout their lifecycle, but they are costly to build and environmentalists claim the money would be better spent on building renewable resources.’

Arab News: GCC ministers to attend nuclear forum in Jeddah

‘Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, who is sponsoring the first international symposium on “Peaceful Application of Nuclear Technology in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries” scheduled to begin here on Nov. 3, has given consent to invite all concerned ministers in the six GCC member states to attend the three-day event.’

The Peninsula: Doha explores nuclear cooperation with Moscow

‘A high-level team from Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa), headed by Vice Chairperson Issa Shaheen Al Ghanim, discussed potential cooperation between Russia and Qatar during a discussion with Russian Federal Agency for Nuclear Energy (Rosatom) held recently in Russia.’