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Japan Bets on Nuclear, and Coal, for Future Power

Four years after Fukushima, Tokyo is angling to get nuclear reactors back online. But dirty old coal will be doing the real heavy lifting.

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Tentative Nuclear Agreement Doesn’t Mean Iran’s Open for Business

The agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 countries offers the sanctions relief that Tehran demanded. But that won't translate into a stampede of fresh investment or a gusher of Iranian oil exports anytime soon.

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White House Announces Big Climate Change Goals Ahead of Paris Summit

The U.S. pledges to accelerate cuts in greenhouse gas emissions in the hopes of prodding other countries to reach a binding, global accord later this year.

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A Ray of Light for Africa’s Dam of Discord

Egypt and Ethiopia make peace over a hugely controversial Nile dam. And Cairo’s about-face has everything to do with security.

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Yemen Strife Reminds Oil Markets That Mayhem Matters

Military action by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states in Yemen spooked oil traders, a reminder that a world in flames can still rattle energy markets.

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