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The Nuclear Power Plant of the Future May Be Floating Near Russia

Image The port of Murmansk, in far northwest Russia, is the site of a technologically advanced but potentially risky experiment: a floating nuclear power plant.CreditCreditMaxim Babenko for The New York Times The Nuclear Power Plant of the Future May Be Floating Near Russia Offshore reactors could be cheaper, safer and ...

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Collision Near China Leaves Iranian Oil Tanker in Flames

Advertisement HONG KONG — Rescuers were searching Monday for crewmen missing from an Iranian oil tanker that had collided with another ship off China’s coast, leaving the tanker in flames and at risk of exploding and sinking, the Chinese authorities said. The Panamanian-flagged tanker, the Sanchi, collided with the CF ...

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Iraqi Forces Begin Assault Near Kurdish-Held City of Kirkuk

KIRKUK, Iraq — Iraqi state television reported early Monday that Iraqi forces had begun an assault on the Kurdish-held city Kirkuk and its oil fields, despite weeks of urgent efforts by the United States to keep tensions between its allies from boiling over into another war in the Middle East. ...

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Iranian-backed Shiite militias join assault near Mosul

Iraqi forces have retaken Friday the village of Umm Mahahir, south of Mosul, from the Islamic State (IS) group, as part of their operation to retake the jihadists’ main bastion in Iraq. Video provided by AFP Newslook Iraqi Shiite Hezbollah Brigade militiamen prepare their armored vehicles for fighting against the ...

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Taiwanese firm dumps dead pigs near Vietnamese river: report

Binh Phuoc Province police are investigating a Taiwanese livestock company suspected of disposing of hundreds of dead pigs illegally near a major river. A representative of Viet Phuoc, which raises 27,000 pigs at a farm in the province’s Hon Quan District, has admitted to the dumping, Tien Phong newspaper reported. ...

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