In this Oct. 11, 2017 photo, a lab technician at the Fukushima Agricultural Technology Center, which monitors safety in farm and fisheries products from across the prefecture, places a sample inside a radiation counter to measure cesium levels, in Koriyama city, Fukushima prefecture. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi) Mari Yamaguchi In this Oct. 12, 2017 photo, a fish retailer at the Onahama fish market in Iwaki City, Fukushima, cuts up tuna fish from Miyazaki, southern Japan, amid slumping demand for Fukushima fish due to lack of public awareness and confidence about fish safety since the 2011 nuclear disaster. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi) Mari Yamaguchi In this Oct. 12, 2017, photo, local fishermen Yuichi Manome, an abalone grower, left, and Fumio Haga, a coastal drag-net operator, discuss their concern over a release of the still slightly radioactive water stored in tanks at the tsunami-hit Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, during an interview outside of the fish market in … [Read more...] about Risky stalemate as science battles human fears at Fukushima
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John Follain and Konrad Krasuski, Bloomberg Published 11:26 am PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Matteo Salvini in Warsaw on Jan. 9, 2019. Matteo Salvini in Warsaw on Jan. 9, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Piotr Malecki. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Piotr Malecki. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Matteo Salvini in Warsaw on Jan. 9, 2019. Matteo Salvini in Warsaw on Jan. 9, 2019. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Piotr Malecki. Italy recruits to fight the EU. Just don't mention Putin. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Italy's nationalist-in-chief is on a recruiting drive for what he calls "the battle of battles." The first fight will be to unite the troops. Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini is … [Read more...] about Italy recruits to fight the EU. Just don’t mention Putin.
British Prime Minister Theresa May addresses members of Parliament in London’s House of Commons on Monday. LONDON -- Facing the prospect of defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed a vote in Parliament on her European Union-exit deal, saying she would go back to EU leaders to seek changes to the divorce agreement. May's move threw Britain's exit plans into disarray, intensified a domestic political crisis and battered the pound. With EU officials adamant the withdrawal deal was not up for renegotiation, the country does not know on what terms it will leave -- and whether May will still be Britain's leader when it does. In an emergency statement to the House of Commons, May accepted that the deal she struck last month with EU leaders was likely to be rejected "by a significant margin" if the vote were held today as planned. "We will therefore defer the vote scheduled for tomorrow and not proceed to divide the house at this time," she said. May said she … [Read more...] about U.K.’s May delays EU-exit deal vote
Marek Strzelecki, Bloomberg Published 6:02 am CDT, Sunday, October 7, 2018 The vote for who should run Warsaw barely resonates outside Poland ordinarily, but this time the scene is set for another election that could have repercussions for an increasingly divided Europe. The city of almost 2 million is one of the last bastions of resistance to the nationalist, them-against-us political force that has turned Poland into the European Union's biggest rogue state. The municipal ballot on Oct. 21 pits the populists tightening their grip on all facets of Polish society against an opposition fighting to keep a foothold or potentially face oblivion. "This is a historic moment that may decide our future for generations," said Kamila Gasiuk-Pihowicz, a lawmaker for Poland's Nowoczesna opposition party and among the most prominent leaders of anti-government protests. "We'll either remain a part of the EU or we will drift to the East." The Law & Justice party has taken control … [Read more...] about Why a political battle for Warsaw has ramifications for Europe
OH MY … Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime show, “Who is America?” is going to get lots of attention in D.C. Here’s a clip from Twitter of various Republicans -- including Reps. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and Trent Lott -- seemingly endorsing putting guns in the hands of kids. Two-minute clip http://bit.ly/2KUlLSh The show premieres at 10 p.m. tonight. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP to CBS’ JEFF GLOR in SCOTLAND: GLOR: “What’s your goal from the Putin meeting?” TRUMP: “I’ll let you know after the meeting. I have absolutely -- it was mutually agreed. Let’s have a meeting. I think it’s a good thing to meet. I do believe in meetings. I believe that having a meeting with Chairman Kim was a good thing. I think having meetings with the president of China was a very good thing. I believe it’s really good. Story Continued Below “So having meetings with Russia, China, North Korea -- I … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook: Trump tells CBS’ Glor that the EU is a global foe