Japan does not expect North Korea to meet a year-end deadline to declare its nuclear programmes but wants a full accounting once it does, an official said Wednesday.
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Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Co and trading house Sumitomo Corp will join with state-owned Kazakh nuclear firm Kazatomprom to process uranium into nuclear fuel, the Nikkei business daily said on Wednesday.
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The most technologically advanced submarine built for the Royal Navy, which has a sonar capable of tracking ship movements across thousands of miles, is in the repair shop after its most basic part failed at the first test. One of the million components that make up HMS Astute, the first of a new generation of nuclear-powered hunter-killer submarines, stopped working and caused serious damage.
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One million households face soaring heating bills as a result of the surging price of oil on the global markets. Many families will have to pay an extra £400 to heat their homes and fuel their cookers because of sharp hikes in the price of central heating oil. While most of Britain’s 23 million homes are linked up to the central gas mains, just over 1 million properties – mostly in rural areas – use oil to fire up their boilers or cookers, such as Agas.
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