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IAEA team in Japan for final review before planned discharge of Fukushima nuclear plant water

May. 29, 2023 05:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An International Atomic Energy Agency team arrived in Tokyo on Monday for a final review before Japan begins releasing massive amounts of treated radioactive water into the sea from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, a plan that has been strongly opposed by local fishing...

Strong earthquake shakes eastern Japan; no tsunami warning

May. 26, 2023 08:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake shook Tokyo and other areas of eastern Japan on Friday, but no tsunami warning was issued. The magnitude 6.1 quake was centered off the east coast of Chiba Peninsula at a depth of 44.5 kilometers (28 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. ...

South Korea experts say Japan carefully answered questions on plan to release radioactive water

May. 24, 2023 09:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The head of a South Korean team of experts said Wednesday they saw all of the facilities they had requested to visit at Japan’s tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant and Japanese officials had carefully answered their questions about a contentious plan to release treated but...

South Korean experts visit Fukushima nuclear plant before release of treated water into sea

May. 23, 2023 10:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A team of South Korean government experts began a two-day tour of Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant on Tuesday to examine a contentious plan to release treated but still slightly radioactive wastewater into the sea. Officials from the Japanese...

7.7 magnitude earthquake shakes far Pacific, tsunami threat for Vanuatu, smaller waves for Fiji and New Zealand

May. 18, 2023 23:46 PM EDT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — 7.7 magnitude earthquake shakes far Pacific, tsunami threat for Vanuatu, smaller waves for Fiji and New Zealand.

Ambitious agenda for Biden on upcoming three-nation Indo-Pacific trip as debt default looms at home

May. 14, 2023 08:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has an ambitious agenda when he sets off this week on an eight-day trip to the Indo-Pacific. He’s looking to tighten bonds with longtime allies, make history as the first sitting U.S. president to visit the tiny island state of Papua New...

Japan, US, S. Korea discuss sharing of N. Korea missile data

May. 09, 2023 20:56 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan, the United States and South Korea are negotiating an agreement on sharing real-time data on North Korean missile launches, as cooperation among the three nations becomes increasingly important amid growing nuclear and missile threats from the North, Japan’s chief government...

Quake damages hospital, sends Indonesians racing to highland

Apr. 24, 2023 22:22 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake early Tuesday sent streams of people fleeing to higher ground in western Indonesia before the tsunami danger passed. Footage released by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency showed streams of people in a village on Mentawai...

North Korea claims another test of underwater nuclear drone

Apr. 07, 2023 21:44 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday claimed it tested this week a second known type of nuclear-capable underwater attack drone designed to destroy naval vessels and ports, adding to a flurry of weapons demonstrations this year that have heightened tensions with rivals. ...

Today in History: March 27, 'Godfather' wins best picture

Mar. 27, 2023 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, March 27, the 86th day of 2023. There are 279 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 27, 1977, in aviation’s worst disaster, 583 people were killed when a KLM Boeing 747, attempting to take...