US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has cast doubt on North Korea’s reported pledge not to stage another nuclear test.
ITV 21st Oct 2006
An international rift over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions appeared to widen yesterday after Russia’s foreign minister denounced Washington’s reaction to Pyongyang’s nuclear test as “extreme” and “uncompromising”.
Sunday telegraph 22nd Oct 2006
300 former Christmas Island residents, are now trying to win justice from the European parliament. They have made a submission to the petitions committee accusing the British government of breaking the law by failing to protect her heath.
Sunday Herald 22nd Oct 2006
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday it is a mistake for the country to turn off its nuclear power plants over the next 14 years even though her coalition government is committed to the plan.
Reuters 21st Oct 2006
The Government’s Energy Review was a messy political compromise which leaves Britain trapped in a ‘poker game’ with nuclear giants, according to a report by one of Britain’s leading experts on energy policy. Dismissed by some campaigners as a smokescreen for introducing nuclear power, the Energy Review was launched in July with the personal backing of Tony Blair. But in a report published tomorrow by think-tank the Social Market Foundation, Dieter Helm, a specialist in energy economics at Oxford University, accuses the government of fudging the question of whether it supports nuclear power. ‘The review provides little by way of concrete policy proposals and it is unclear as to whether it is pro-nuclear,’ Helm said.
Observer 22nd Oct 2006
Clare Short says: Brown backed the commitments to a renewal of Trident and nuclear power without any serious debate.
Independent on Sunday 22nd Oct 2006