Chess Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Fair Sees 30% Drop in Participants

A total of 291 firms from 23 countries will participate in the 2010 spring edition of Bulgaria's largest business expo, the Plovdiv International Fair. The 2010 participants are 30% fewer than their number in 2009, announced the CEO of the Plovdiv Fair, Bogomil Bo


Chess General election voting under way

Millions of people across the UK have started casting their votes in the general election.Polling stations up and down the country opened at 0700 BST and people will be able to cast their ballots until 2200 BST. More than 44 million people are registered to vote. T


Chess ‘Contagion risk’ for Europe banks

Banks in the UK and Europe risk seeing their credit ratings damaged because of "contagion" from Greek's debt crisis, a rating agency warnsThis article is from the BBC News website. © British Broadcasting Corporation, The BBC is not responsible for the content of e


Chess Mumbai gunman sentenced to death

A Pakistani man convicted over the 2008 attacks in Mumbai (Bombay) has been sentenced to death by a court in India.Mohammed Ajmal Amir Qasab - the only gunman who survived the attacks - was found guilty on Monday. He was convicted on charges including murder, wagin


Chess UKIP’s Farage hurt in plane crash

The former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage has been injured in a plane crash in Northamptonshire.The plane carrying two people crashed at Hinton in the Hedges Airfield at Steane, near Brackley, at 0759 BST. A Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Servic


Chess Pilot error in Turkish air crash

Pilot error contributed to a Turkish Airlines plane crashing at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport last year, killing nine people, Dutch investigators said.The Dutch Safety Board said the pilots should have aborted the landing, adding that air traffic control failings an


Chess Nigeria swears in new president

Nigeria's acting President Goodluck Jonathan has been sworn in as head of state following the death of President Umaru Yar'Adua after a long illness.Mr Jonathan, in charge since February, will appoint a deputy and serve out the rest of the current presidential term


Chess Redknapp hails Spurs achievement

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp says qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in their history is a massive step forward for the club.Spurs beat Manchester City 1-0 to clinch fourth in the Premier League and a chance to qualify for the lucrative grou


Chess Pop reigns over rock in UK charts

Lady GaGa, Cheryl Cole and La Roux have helped pop overtake rock as the best-selling music genre in the UK.Some 33.5% of singles sold in 2009 were classed as pop by the Official Charts Company (OCC) - up from 28% in 2008. A further 18.9% were R&B, including JLS


Chess Ash pushes case for new sensors

Iceland's ongoing eruption is likely to press the case for new satellite instruments to monitor volcanic ash thrown into the atmosphere.This article is from the BBC News website. © British Broadcasting Corporation, The BBC is not responsible for the content of ext


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