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Russian nuclear agency Rosatom shows the floating power unit Akademik Lomonosov being towed from the Arctic port of Murmansk, northwestern Russia.  Photograph: Handout/ Rosatom/AFP/Getty Images

Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant set sail on Friday from the Arctic port of Murmansk to provide power to one of the country’s most remote r(...)

The vessel is a floating nuclear reactor, a portable power plant designed to supply electricity to areas disconnected from the grid, with an eye on export opportunities in developing countries

On Friday, three tugs will tow the Akademik Lomonosov barge out of Murmansk to begin a 5,000km voyage to a remote port on the other side of Russia’s A(...)

A picture taken on November 9, 2011 shows buildings at a military base in the small town of Nyonoska in Arkhangelsk region. - Russia’s nuclear agency chief on August 12th confirmed that five scientists killed last week were developing “new weapons” and vowed to continue testing despite the explosion. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Russian authorities announced the evacuation of the village nearest to the site of a nuclear accident in northern Russia on Tuesday, suggesting danger(...)

Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, with  Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on January 15th. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/Reuters

As protests raged in Zimbabwe’s cities last week, with police firing live ammunition at crowds who barricaded roads with burning tyres, the target of (...)

South Africa’s finance minister Nhlanhla Nene  is the first minister to appear at the commission of inquiry into corruption in the public sector. Photograph: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa’s finance minister has said he was fired from his cabinet post in 2015 by former president Jacob Zuma for refusing to sanction government(...)

Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borisov who halted the Danube power station project during a previous term in power. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

Bulgaria’s parliament has revived plans to construct a major new nuclear power station on the Danube river, fuelling concerns over environmental and c(...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hand out Halloween candy to children at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

A defiant Donald Trump has hit out at the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the US election, branding one of the three men charged wi(...)

“The sanctions policy pursued by the West, that is, ourselves, a necessary consequence of which has been what the Russians are doing, causes more harm to us than to Russia,” Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban has said. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

The European Union has harmed itself economically with the sanctions it has imposed on Russia over the situation in Ukraine, Hungarian prime minister (...)