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WHAT HAPPENED ON 23th January 2001?

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22nd January 2001

CHINA

The contract for a high-speed airport rail link for Shanghai has been won by a German consortium which designs magnetic levitation railways. PAKISTANA Sunni Muslim group Lashkar- i Jhangvi said its gunmen shot dead an elderly Iranian Shiite Muslim lecturer in religious studies in Karachi. UKRAINE Nine miners were killed & 15 injured by a methane explosion at a colliery in the eastern Donetsk region. FRANCE Animal Liberation Front activists freed some 400 mink from a farm near Fecamp on the Channel coast.

23th January 2001

GERMANY SAYS NO TO NUCLEAR WASTE RISK

The German environment minister has cancelled the shipment of contaminated waste from a nuclear power plant to a storage site in western Germany. The waste could be stored safely at the Neckarwestheim power plant & there was no need to move it he said. Anti-nuclear campaigners have long been protesting against the plan to move the waste saying it is too dangerous. Germany has a strong environmental movement which wants to see the use of nuclear power phased out completely.

23th January 2001

STOCK EXCHANGE APPOINTS FEMALE CHIEF

The London Stock Exchange has appointed the first female chief executive in its 200-year history. Canadian-born Clara Furse a 43-year- old businesswoman will take on the role the Stock Exchange confirmed. She will take charge of the Exchange after a period of turmoil. The post ` considered the toughest job in the City ` fell vacant in September when the Exchange abandoned a merger with its German counterpart.

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22nd January 2001

KIEV TO RETURN BACH ARCHIVE TO GERMANY

The Ukrainian government says it will return a collection of manuscripts by the German composer Johann Sebastian Bach & his sons to Germany. The archive which was taken by the Soviet Union's Red Army after the war was feared lost for over 50 years. It was found in Ukraine's state museum two years ago & musical scholars say it is priceless & irreplaceable. The decision to return it was announced to coincide with President Leonid Kuchma's current visit to Germany.

23th January 2001

GERMANY SAYS NO TO NUCLEAR WASTE RISK

The German environment minister has cancelled the shipment of contaminated waste from a nuclear power plant to a storage site in western Germany. The waste could be stored safely at the Neckarwestheim power plant & there was no need to move it he said. Anti-nuclear campaigners have long been protesting against the plan to move the waste saying it is too dangerous. Germany has a strong environmental movement which wants to see the use of nuclear power phased out completely.

23th January 2001

CAR WORKERS IN EUROPE-WIDE PROTEST DAY

General Motors has been hit by a Europe-wide day of protest against plans to cut 3 000 jobs & shut its Vauxhall plant at Luton. An estimated 40 000 GM workers are taking action unions say including nearly 4 000 in Frankfurt Germany. Staff at the Vauxhall plant in Luton where 2 000 jobs will go when it shuts next year failed to turn up for duty. One union official said the atmosphere was like a "graveyard".

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22nd January 2001

NUCLEAR PLANT WORKERS VOTE FOR ACTION

Maintenance & process workers at the Dounreay nuclear plant in Caithness have voted for industrial action over a pay dispute. The workers who are members of the AEEU have rejected a 3% pay deal. The deal has already been accepted by the majority of the UK Atomic Energy Authority's workforce. The UKAEA pledged to continue talking to the union with the hope that the dispute could be concluded without the need for industrial action.

23th January 2001

GERMANY SAYS NO TO NUCLEAR WASTE RISK

The German environment minister has cancelled the shipment of contaminated waste from a nuclear power plant to a storage site in western Germany. The waste could be stored safely at the Neckarwestheim power plant & there was no need to move it he said. Anti-nuclear campaigners have long been protesting against the plan to move the waste saying it is too dangerous. Germany has a strong environmental movement which wants to see the use of nuclear power phased out completely.

23th January 2001

TORIES WANT ENERGY MINISTER TO QUIT CND

Energy minister Peter Hain has refused to quit anti-nuclear group CND after Tories accused him of double standards. Shadow trade & industry secretary David Heathcoat-Amory demanded the new minister quit CND or give up anything to do with the nuclear industry. But Mr Hain said he had no intention of quitting the pressure group. He said he was "100% behind" Labour's energy policy but admitted Government policy was at odds with that of CND.

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