NUCLEAR bosses received ‘golden goodbye’ payments of up to £1m after BNFL was dismantled, it has been claimed. The payments were compensation for loss of employment when the group was broken up and its assets sold off. David Bonser, executive director for human resources, received £1,046,350 compensation for ending his employment last month.
West Cumberland Times and Star 18th Dec 2008 more >>
The UK Atomic Weapons Establishment, which makes and maintains the warheads for Britain’s nuclear missiles, has come under the control of US companies after the government sold its one-third stake. Ministers were accused Thursday night of trying to conceal the change in ownership after failing to make an announcement to parliament.
FT 19th Dec 2008 more >>
North Korea has accused South Korea of sending an agent to track its reclusive leader Kim Jong-il and carry out a “terrorist mission”.
BBC 18th Dec 2008 more >>
Iran’s growing economic weakness and the advent of a new US president mean “hope springs eternal” for negotiations with Tehran, a former ambassador has said.
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Telegraph 18th Dec 2008 more >>
THE United States routinely attempts to gather information on Israel’s assumed atomic arsenal, a new book claims. Washington also tries to discover secret Israeli government deliberations, says the book on Israel’s intelligence services.#
Jewish Telegraph 19th Dec 2008 more >>