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South Korea bets on nuclear power, restarting construction on two reactors

Energy Ministry wants nuclear to make up at least 30% of the country's power generation

Originally Published: 06 JUL 22 02:13 ET By Jessie Yeung and Gawon Bae, CNN (CNN) -- South Korea, one of the world's most fossil fuel-reliant economies, is re-embracing nuclear energy, with the government announcing Tuesday it will restart construction on…

US unveils new sanctions on Iran

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