The Games have become a hopeful, yet often futile, source of economic revitalization and jobs for the host city or country, which instead often winds up in debt. Greece is case in point.
Saudi Arabia recently announced its intention to launch its own nuclear program, saying it needs to diversify its energy sources.
Created in 1947 to represent the relative closeness of the threat of nuclear disaster, the clock's face has been adjusted twenty times.
Israel's Supreme Court last Thursday kept in place a range of restrictions on the rights of nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vananu, while his fight to secure asylum elsewhere continues.
Though eclipsed in recent months by the Arab Spring and the international economic crisis, Korea remains volatile, with the states on both sides of the DMZ trading threats.
The energy's always greener on the other side...of the world, that is. Particularly, in China.
The Japanese Communist Party is launching a signature-collection campaign calling for the total withdrawal from nuclear power generation.
In response to the business community's request, big political parties have promoted nuclear power generation in an attempt to receive more corporate donations.
The Japanese Communist Party has called on all successive governments to make a drastic change in the atomic energy administration and has opposed additional construction plans.
Japan's Communist Party is making efforts to grasp the real on-the-ground situation of the quake and tsunami stricken areas and respond to disaster victims' demands.