Chess Brady to stay on as Archbishop

Cardinal Brady has said he will stay on as the Archbishop of Armagh.He had been facing increasing pressure to resign after he participated in an investigation into clerical abuse. It was revealed in March that the Cardinal was present when children signed vows of s


Chess Coach Flower urges perspective

England coach Andy Flower insists his team "have a long way to go" despite becoming ICC World Twenty20 champions.England beat Australia by seven wickets in Sunday's final, but Flower is keen the significance of a first global one-day triumph be put in per


Chess Thais ‘must step back from brink’

Thailand must step back from the brink and begin talks to end clashes between protesters and troops, the UN says.UN rights chief Navi Pillay said Bangkok was in danger of spiralling out of control, after five days of violence which has seen 37 people killed. She sp


Chess US missionary convicted in Haiti

A US missionary has been convicted of trying to illegally take 33 children out of Haiti in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in January.The judge sentenced Laura Silsby, 40, to the time she had already spent in jail on remand, and said she was free to leave


Chess BP says turns corner in oil spill

COCODRIE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Energy giant BP said on Monday it had "turned the corner" in a weeks-long effort to contain an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico even as the company faced fresh questions about its industry safety record. Source


Chess Senate climate bill cuts aid to global forests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The climate bill unveiled in the U.S. Senate last week cuts funds to projects protecting tropical forests that also are inexpensive ways to reduce global pollution and keep U.S. power bills affordable, environmentalists and electric utilities


Chess BP, its safety probed, says partly reducing oil leak

COCODRIE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Energy giant BP said on Monday it was capturing about a fifth of the oil leaking from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, but the London-based company faced fresh questions about its industry safety record. Source


Chess Vitol sells 50% stake in storage business

The $735m deal with Petronas's MISC is the latest sign of change among the traditionally publicity-shy Switzerland-based trading houses, which dominate global commodities markets


Chess Iran’s nuclear programme: The Tehran tango

The Turkish-Brazilian deal leaves Iran enriching uranium and is unlikely to satisfy the WestTWO leaders from two big regional powers, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, took a risk in travelling to Iran and negotiating over the


Chess Bulgaria PM Favors German Investors for Nuclear Project

Bulgaria has all permits and could begin the construction of its second Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in the Danube town of Belene as early as tomorrow, Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov says. Borisov spoke during his meeting Monday with the Prime Minister of the German P


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