A top Chinese nuclear envoy arrived in South Korea on Friday to help spur stalled talks on ending North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, with Washington growing weary of Pyongyang’s refusal to return to the table.
Reuters 29th Sept 2006
AL-QAEDA’S new leader in Iraq has called for nuclear scientists to help him kill Westerners with dirty bombs. Abu Ayyub al-Masri’s chilling appeal was made in a 20-minute audio message posted on a website yesterday. The terror chief said he wants scientists – especially nuclear and explosives experts – to join his “holy war”.
Daily Record 29th Sept 2006
Sky 28th Sept 2006
Guardian 29th Sept 2006
CHINA made its first successful test of a thermonuclear fusion reactor yesterday, raising the energy-hungry country’s profile in the new technology that promises clean power.
Scotsman & Telegraph 29th Sept 2006
European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana said on Thursday he had failed to reach a deal with Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator on Tehran’s atomic ambitions, but they had paved the way for further talks.
Reuters 28th Sept 2006
Interactive Investor 28th Sept 2006
Middle East Online 28th Sept 2006
FT 29th Sept 2006
Over the past couple of weeks the BBC has been Uncovering Iran, presumably so that we know more about the place before the bombs and missiles start their own series of Burying Iran. And quite the most illuminating programme in the season was last Saturday’s From Tehran with Laughter (Radio 4), in which the cuddly British Iranian stand-up and, more latterly, Hollywood go-to guy when it comes to expendable Middle Eastern character actors, Omid Djalili made the case for not wiping the land of his forefathers off the face of the earth because, well, they enjoy a good laugh as much as the rest of us.
Times 29th Sept 2006
Lord Rees of Ludlow, who is president of the Royal Society, said nuclear power would be necessary in the years ahead as Britain tries to cut greenhouse gases under the Kyoto Treaty. And he called for more research into solar power and biofuels.
Manchester Evening News 28th Sept 2006
Ban Ki-Moon, the frontrunner in the race to become the next United Nations secretary general, defended himself yesterday against accusations that he was too weak to hold the post. Mr Ban, promoting his own case, said he had been a diplomat for almost four decades, dealing with many complex issues, the most recent of which had been the North Korea nuclear weapons negotiations, though these, at present, are stalled.
Guardian 29th sept 2006
The DIY retailer B&Q is to sell budget-priced wind turbines and solar panels in 300 of its stores from next month because it believes consumers are ready to embrace a low-energy future.
Telegraph 29th Sept 2006