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Maria Sharapova: Russian tennis star's rags-to-riches journey resumes in Stuttgart

Maria Sharapova: Russian tennis star's rags-to-riches journey resumes in Stuttgart

When she takes to the court to face Roberta Vinci, it will be to the consternation of many opponents and the relief, albeit privately, of a women`s tour left flagging by the absence of Serena Williams, probably Sharapova`s only serious rival in the arena-filling business.

Japan says ageing nuclear reactors can stay on line

Japanese regulators said today that two ageing nuclear reactors can stay on line for up to 20 more years -- the first such exception under tighter safety rules imposed after the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl catastrophe

Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl catastrophe

Ukrainians held candlelit vigils Tuesday to mark 30 years since the world`s worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl spewed radiation across Europe and left several thousand people dead or dying.

Shinzo Abe says Japan `cannot do without` nuclear power

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday said Japan "cannot do without" nuclear power, speaking on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the devastating Fukushima disaster.

Japan clears restart of third nuclear power unit

Japan clears restart of third nuclear power unit

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) had approved the reactivation of the plant in July.

Wildlife population thriving in Chernobyl: Study

For the first time since the Chernobyl accident, researchers have long-term census data that reveal thriving wildlife populations in the zone.