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Japan reverses Fukushima nuclear phaseout plan

Japan reverses nuclear phaseout plan adopted after Fukushima

Japan on Thursday adopted a new policy promoting greater use of nuclear energy to ensure a stable power supply amid global fuel shortages and to reduce carbon emissions, in a major reversal of its phase-out plan following the Fukushima crisis.

Thomas Friedman: Putin is onto us

Thomas Friedman: Putin is onto us

When it comes to energy, the West wants five incompatible things at once.
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Poland sees no signs of interference in oil pipeline spill

The Polish operator of an oil pipeline says there are “no signs of any third-party interference” related to a leak in a pipeline that is the main source of crude oil from Russia to Germany.

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Prolonged drought brings famine, death and fear to Somalia

A man in a donkey cart comes wheeling through the dust, carrying two small, silent boys. The sky is overcast. It could rain. It won’t. It hasn’t for a very long time. Mohamed Ahmed Diriye is 60 years old, and he’s completing the grimmest journey of his life.

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'Knocking on famine's door': UN food chief wants action now

The U.N. food chief warned Thursday that the world is facing “a perfect storm on top of a perfect storm” and urged donors, particularly Gulf nations and billionaires, to give a few days of profits to tackle a crisis with the fertilizer supply right now and prevent widespread food shortages next year.

For Chernobyl survivors, new Ukraine nuclear risk stirs dread
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For Chernobyl survivors, new Ukraine nuclear risk stirs dread

They lived through what is considered the worst nuclear disaster in history. As fighting rages around the Zaporizhzhia plant, they fear another one.

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Biden's global promises held back by politics at home

Domestic politics have routinely been a roadblock when it comes to taking action on climate change, taxes and pandemic relief, undermining hopes that President Biden could swiftly restore the U.S. to its unquestioned role as a global leader.