United Nations atomic monitors began a weeklong mission to Japan’s wrecked Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant to review how contaminated water is being stored at the disaster site and assess decommissioning risks.
Dismissed as a “nobody” by Japan’s nuclear industry, seismologist Katsuhiko Ishibashi spent two decades watching his predictions of disaster come true: First in the 1995 Kobe earthquake and then at Fukushima. He says the government still doesn’t get it.
Teekay Corp., the biggest operator of Aframax crude tankers, is poised to return to profit after three years of losses as record Russian oil exports by sea boost charter rates to the highest since 2008.
If only belatedly, Lady Justice in Russia has deployed her sword and balanced scales. Authorities in Moscow have detained a lieutenant colonel in the police and are preparing to charge him with organizing the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
China declared its “indisputable sovereignty” over the South China Sea and held naval drills in the waters, pushing back against a U.S. role in resolving disputes in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.