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[l] at 8/18/22 3:27am
Diablo Canyon, California's last-remaining nuclear power plant, provoked the US's biggest ever anti-nuclear demonstration in the early 1980s. The plant was built in an earthquake zone, where memories of the Three Mile Island accident were still fresh. The message was clear: environmentalists saw no role for nuclear energy. Our guest in this month's podcast, journalist Maxime Robin, visited California recently to see how the debate around nuclear power has moved on. As the state grapples with (...) - 2022/08 / Podcast, 2022/08 america nuclear

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[l] at 8/16/22 6:58am
This summer has seen an impressive upsurge in industrial action by UK trade unions. In response to two years of wage freezes and the threat of dangerous job cuts, railway unions RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) and ASLEF (Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen) are undertaking the first national railway strike since 1989. - Outside in / Comment
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[l] at 8/15/22 7:50am
This month's archives. - 2022/08 / perspective
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[l] at 8/14/22 4:00pm
The intricate global web of energy supply has been hugely disrupted by the war in Ukraine: finding new suppliers has become many leaders' top priority, eclipsing climate change. - 2022/06 / article, 2022/06 energy
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[l] at 8/14/22 4:00pm
What have we learned over two years of pandemic? Although Covid-19 is an infectious disease, it is our social interactions that allow it to spread. Many of our scientific practices have neglected the impact on social trust and mental health. - 2022/03 / article
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[l] at 8/2/22 4:00pm
Taiwan expressed its thanks for American vaccines during the pandemic. However, it is equally grateful for US arms sales, vital to an island intent on averting enforced reunification with China. - 2021/10 / article, 2021/10 - Taiwan
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[l] at 8/1/22 5:18am
Sources: International Energy Agency (IAE); US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) - North America / Map, 2022/08 america nuclear

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[l] at 8/1/22 4:49am
Julian Assange is in the UK's Belmarsh high-security prison, fighting extradition to the United States. The implications of his treatment for democracy go far beyond one man's fate. - 2022/08 / article
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[l] at 8/1/22 4:49am
Wuhan was the first city to go into Covid lockdown. Writer Fang Fang's diary asked awkward questions. She reveals what life is like in Wuhan two years on. - 2022/08 / article
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[l] at 8/1/22 4:49am
The Soviet Union was proud of its free education. But universities in Russia today impose huge fees on their students and keep teaching staff on a tight leash. - 2022/08 / article, 2022/08 Russia
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[l] at 8/1/22 4:49am
Saint-Denis, just a short distance from central Paris, was once best known as the last resting place of French kings. But it has another history too, as the place onto which Parisians project all their fears. - 2022/08 / article
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[l] at 8/1/22 4:49am
Thirty years ago, the breakup of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia set off a wave of independence claims and a proliferation of new states. For some, though, the process remains far from complete. - 2022/08 / article
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[l] at 8/1/22 4:49am
Despite Moldova's economic troubles and the war in next-door Ukraine, the alternative music scene is thriving in Chișinău. The diaspora, back for the summer, adds an extra cultural dimension to the mix. - 2022/08 / article
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[l] at 8/1/22 4:49am
It was set up to stop economic crises leading to war, but nearly 80 years on, it's turned into a bastion of neoliberal orthodoxy. Whose interest does the International Monetary Fund really serve? - 2022/08 / article
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[l] at 8/1/22 4:49am
More than five years after the peace accords were signed, former FARC fighters are frustrated. They doubt that Colombia's new president Gustavo Petro and his leftwing coalition will be able to deliver the changes they so badly want. With violence continuing, many feel that disarming was premature. - 2022/08 / article
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[l] at 7/12/22 4:00pm
July's archives - 2022/07 / perspective
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[l] at 7/12/22 4:00pm
Relations between Algeria and Morocco have long been strained. Now, a year after the US recognised Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara, they've reached an all-time low. - 2022/01 / article

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