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Japan’s Hamaoka nuclear plant to halt operations over quake fears

TOKYO — The operator of Japan’s ageing Hamaoka nuclear plant, located near a tectonic faultline southwest of Tokyo, said Monday it would temporarily shut down its last two running reactors. Prime Minister Naoto Kan Friday called for the closure of the plant, eight weeks after a massive quake and tsunami…

Japan says quake impact on economy ‘considerable’

TOKYO – Japan’s government said Sunday it expects a “considerable” economic impact from a huge earthquake and tsunami that plunged the nation into what the prime minister called its worst crisis since the Second World War. Economists say it is still too early to assess the full cost of the…

U.S., Haiti holding talks on detained missionaries

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The U.S. and Haitian governments are holding talks on the fate of 10 American missionaries accused of illegally trying to take children out of the quake-hit Caribbean country, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday.…

Haitian children allegedly abducted by Christian group reunited with parents

Haitian elections suspended amid recovery efforts Three weeks after a massive earthquake, Haitian authorities on Tuesday indefinitely postponed upcoming legislative elections amid rising security concerns in the crippled Caribbean nation. Aid workers, meanwhile, began to reunite with their families some of the 33 children that a US missionary group tried…

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