Finland's government has given the go-ahead for construction of the world's first final repository for high-level waste on the Olkiluoto Peninsula. Nearly 6500 metric tons are to be stored deep underground. Critics are warning of the dangers.
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Calls grow for the South Korean government to step up its defenses after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced plans for advanced new weapons systems.
The Japanese government has reportedly decided to pump highly radioactive cooling water from the Fukushima plant into the Pacific Ocean. The plan has been slammed by environmental groups, locals and neighboring nations.
A fire at Iran's underground Natanz nuclear facility led to significant damage to a new centrifuge assembly center. There were no casualties.
Russia is pushing nuclear technology to African nations to both turn a profit and expand its political might on the continent.
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