France's flagship, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, patrols in the Mediterranean Saturday, March 26. The ship has run 47 air sorties against targets in Libya as France participates in the NATO no-fly zone.
Belgium, split between the Dutch-speaking north and French-speaking south, still doesn’t have a government after June elections last year. The rift may eventually cause a national divorce.
Chernobyl and Three Mile Island did not stop nuclear power growth. Will the Japan nuclear crisis at Fukushima delay or end the 'nuclear renaissance'?
US, European, and Arab leaders are gathering in Paris Saturday for a meeting that will seek to define the terms of military engagement against Muammar Qaddafi's military forces.
Germany sided with Russia and China as it abstained from the UN Security Council vote to take "all necessary measures" to protect civilians in Libya. Berlin took the decision that would be most popular at home. Politicians do such things. But Germany's allies certainly notice.
France, which spearheaded last night's unexpectedly strong UN Security Council resolution on Libya, said today that strikes on Muammar Qaddafi's forces would commence 'soon.'
The European Union will carry out 'stress tests' at all of its operating nuclear power plants and some countries may scrap plans for new reactors.
China, Russia and the US are still solidly behind nuclear power, but European officials are asking if they can meet their energy needs without fission.
Nuclear power has been something of a sacred cow in France. But the Japan nuclear crisis in the wake of last week's earthquake and tsunami is raising concern even here.
The Japan nuclear crisis has 'consequences for the whole world,' German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today ahead of an emergency EU meeting on nuclear power.