Akkuyu nuclear plant: Turkey and Russia's atomic connection

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Via video from Ankara, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, kicked off construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant. The Akkuyu power plant in the Mediterranean coastal province of Mersin is a Turkish-Russian venture expected to cost $20 billion and meet ten percent of Turkey's energy needs. Yet experts say it remains unclear when it would really come online: Neither the required technology transfer from Russia nor a construction completion date has been set.

Op-Ed: A new, pro-life way to save the unborn

Pro-life advocates in Minnesota are on the right track to saving babies — in a way that’s far more creative, and likely to pass, than many similar anti-abortion measures Congress has attempted to pass. Lawmakers introduced S.F. 2849, which would guarantee a woman’s right to view her baby with an ultrasound, prior to choosing an abortion. The House is also introducing a version. The bill would add a paragraph to the existing 2003 Woman’s Right to Know informed consent statute.