2013.10.21

News Headlines - 21 October 2013

Hinkley Point 'good for Britain’, says Ed Davey - Telegraph

David Cameron has hailed as "brilliant news" the £16bn of new investment and 25,000 jobs he says will come to Britain as the Government struck a deal for the country’s first new nuclear plant in a generation on Monday. Following months of negotiation, ministers have agreed a “cut-price” deal with the French power giant behind the project, paving the way for construction to begin at the Somerset site, provided the plan wins EU approval.

Welcome back nuclear power, our costly, unpopular light in the dark | theguardian.com

The best to be said of the Hinkley nuclear power station announced this morning by the government is that it was announced at all. After decades of indecision, the certain prospect of lights going out across Britain as coal stations closed finally forced Whitehall's hand. The coalition has taken a decision on energy, praise be. And nuclear is at least cheaper than wind.

BBC News - Snowden leaks: France summons US envoy over spying claims

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has summoned the US ambassador over newspaper claims that the US spied on millions of phone calls in France.

BBC News - Greece girl Maria: Roma couple in court over 'abduction'

A Roma couple is due to appear in court in Greece, on charges of abducting a four-year-old blonde girl named Maria. The child was found during a raid on a Roma camp in central Greece last week.

Alain Delon quits Miss France committee

French movie star Alain Delon said Friday he was quitting as honorary president of the Miss France beauty contest committee after it berated him for backing the far-right National Front party.


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