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Associated Press: Venezuela, Russia discuss nuclear energy, flights

‘Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez met with Russian officials on Thursday to discuss bilateral agreements on everything from nuclear energy to direct flights connecting Caracas to Moscow.’

Reuters: Bulgaria urges RWE to approve Belene nuclear JV

‘Bulgaria urged German power utility RWE (RWEG.DE:Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) on Thursday to reject pressure from green activists and approve a deal to become a strategic investor in a planned 4.0 billion euro ($5.16 billion) nuclear power plant.’

The Earth Times: GEI Consultants Completes Site Work at Proposed New Nuclear Plant for AREVA and UniStar Nuclear Energy

‘GEI Consultants, Inc., a leading national geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firm, announced today it has completed the geotechnical and hydrogeological investigations for UniStar Nuclear Energy's proposed new nuclear reactor adjacent to Constellation Energy's Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station nearOswego, New York.’

China Daily: China aims at higher nuclear power capacity

‘China may raise its total installed nuclear power generating capacity to 70 million kilowatts by 2020, 75 percent higher than government target set in 2006, says a senior energy official.’

World Nuclear News: BHP Billiton outlines Olympic Dam grand plans

‘Olympic Dam is the world's largest uranium orebody, with uranium being a co-product with copper. The mine expansion will make Olympic Dam the largest uranium producer by around 2020 and probably well before.’

World Nuclear News: Italian Deputies vote to overturn nuclear ban

‘A government bill overturning Italy's moratorium on nuclear power has been approved by the lower chamber of the country's government and has been passed for approval to the country's Senate.’