December 11, 2022

IAEA Mission Reviews Bangladesh’s Regulatory Framework for Nuclear and Radiation Safety as Country Embarks on Nuclear Power Programme

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission said Bangladesh is committed to continuous improvement of nuclear and radiation safety. The mission also noted areas where improvements could be made to enhance the national nuclear and radiation safety regulatory infrastructure, as the country constructs its first nuclear power plant (NPP).   The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team concluded a 13-day mission to Bangladesh on 8 December, the first IRRS mission to the country. It was conducted at the request of the Government of Bangladesh and hosted by the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA) in the capital Dhaka, to assess

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Post-Brexit UK looks to Africa, Latin America

LONDON— Post-Brexit Britain must look beyond its traditional allies to emerging powers in Latin America, Asia and Africa, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is set to say.   In a speech Monday at the Foreign Office, Cleverly will stress the need for long-term partnerships from trade to climate change, his office said.   The speech comes a fortnight after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the “golden era” of relations with China was over, but that his government would pursue “robust pragmatism” in dealing with global competitors.   When he led the country out of the European Union, then prime minister Boris

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US Pres Joe Biden to host African leaders at summit in Washington

WASHINGTON— The Biden administration is set to host about 50 African leaders in Washington for crucial conversations on health, democracy, climate change, and other topics.   Slated for Dec 13–15, the US-Africa Leaders Summit will provide heads of state the chance to discuss ways to fortify a mutually beneficial partnership that would create jobs and encourage sustainable growth.   At the summit, the U.S. President Joe Biden would highlight the reliable and strong relationships and investments that his country has to offer to assist the expansion of businesses in Africa.   “I look forward to working with African governments, civil

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