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Fukushima okays nuke waste storages in return for almost $3bn in subsidies
Fukushima’s governor has officially agreed to allow the country’s authorities to store radioactive waste for 30 years in two municipalities in exchange for 300 billion yen ($2.89 billion) in subsidies.

31.08.2014 13:36

Libyan militia occupies US embassy in Tripoli to 'secure' it
The Dawn of Libya, an Islamist militia group, has said that it has secured the US embassy compound in the Libyan capital Tripoli, more than a month after US staff evacuated the building.

31.08.2014 14:34

Ukrainian nuclear plant vulnerable to Kiev’s artillery strikes – Greenpeace expert
Europe’s largest nuclear power plant is vulnerable to ‘direct bombardment’ in Ukraine if caught in the conflict, a Greenpeace nuclear energy expert told a German newspaper, claiming that its nuclear reactors are not protected from armor-piercing weapons.

31.08.2014 05:10

Where do Ukraine’s rebels get arms from? Old Soviet bases, says Russia’s top brass
Russia is not waging war in Ukraine’s east, and is not supplying rebels with military equipment, according to Russian deputy defense minister Anatoly Antonov. The anti-Kiev forces get their arms at old Soviet storages - same as government troops do.

30.08.2014 18:35

EU sanctions are emotional step instructed by US – Russian parliament speaker
Blacklisting Russian individuals and targeting the country’s economy is but an emotional step the EU took after an apparent instruction from the US, Russian State Duma speaker Sergey Naryshkin told RT. But Moscow hasn’t sought to even the score, he added.

30.08.2014 13:23

‘First shot’: Iran tests Bavar-373 system aimed to substitute Russian S-300
Tehran has showcased an indigenous long-range air defense system, the Bavar-373 missile, developed as an alternative to the Russian S-300 after Moscow canceled its contract.

30.08.2014 03:36

Iran slams new round of US sanctions as ‘invasion’, says they violate nuclear deal
Iran’s president has condemned as an “invasion” new sanctions on around 30 firms, banks and individuals, imposed by the US amid stalled talks on Tehran’s nuclear program. Iran believes Washington’s move contradicts earlier agreements.

30.08.2014 09:25

‘United Continent’: European volunteers fighting Kiev troops in Eastern Ukraine
European volunteers are streaming into Ukraine to join the fighting on both sides. While Kiev’s forces are beefed up with mercenaries from private military companies, Europeans have also come to defend the rebel Donbass region of their own free will.

30.08.2014 06:07

‘Gun boom’ in the US is over, but weapon sales still high
Gun sales in the United States have slipped in 2014 compared to last year, but they’re still higher than at any other point in the last decade.

30.08.2014 02:28

NATO planning 'rapid-deployment force' of 10,000 troops to counter Russia
NATO is reportedly working towards the creation of an expeditionary force composed of 10,000 troops from seven different member states as a result of escalating tensions with Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

30.08.2014 00:51

ISIS sets sights on Denmark as EU nation wades into Iraq crisis
The Islamic State has declared Denmark an “enemy of Islam” and the country is on the militant organization’s radar. This is according to a Danish-Turkish jihadist, who only gave his name as OA and previously fought for the organization in Syria.

29.08.2014 14:24

Liberals' darling Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals
Israel has the right to shell Palestinian hospitals and schools out of self defense as long as Hamas stores rocket launchers next to them, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren said during a town hall meeting in Massachusetts this week.

29.08.2014 14:55

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