Tornado jet fighters are being scrambled on intercept counter-hijacking operations every month to check on commercial airliners flying into British airspace, the head of the RAF has disclosed to The Times. Defence sources added that alarm bells would sound if an aeroplane
started heading for an obvious target such as a nuclear power plant or
other highly sensitive sites.
The Times 28 Dec, 2006
Yemen, one of the poorest Arab countries, has expressed a readiness to join a regional nuclear energy program under consideration by neighboring Gulf Arab states.
AlJazeera 30th Dec 2006
BRITAIN’s two oldest nuclear power plants will be shut down tomorrow. The Magnox Sizewell A and Dungeness A reactors, in Suffolk and Kent respectively, have generated electricity for 40 years and have reached the end of their design life.
Observer 31st Dec 2006
Scotsman 30th Dec 2006
24Dash 30th Dec 2006
Tomorrow, Kofi Annan leaves the UN after 10 years as Secretary General. His successor, the former South Korean foreign minister Ban Ki-moon, has pledged to appoint a special UN envoy on North Korea to help solve the nuclear crisis. John Bolton, the US Ambassador to the UN, is leaving too, having failed to win the support of the US Senate.
Telegraph 31st Dec 2006