Chess America’s nuclear posture: Logic v politics

Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev sign a new strategic arms-reduction treaty in PragueHE HAD stopped over briefly in Prague for a handshake with Russia’s president, Dmitry Medvedev, on a new strategic arms-reduction treaty—and a new start also, it is hop


Chess Forestry to have big role in U.S. carbon plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Domestic deals to convert bare lands into forests and keep tree stands healthy could supply 60 percent of available offsets in any U.S. cap-and-trade plan on greenhouse gas emissions, a Barclays Capital analyst said. Source


Chess French study says land use may cut biofuel benefits

PARIS (Reuters) - Changes in land use linked to the growing of crops like soybeans and palm oil may cancel out the benefits of biofuels in terms of emissions savings, according to an official French study released on Thursday. Source


Chess Bulgaria Oks CME Acquisition of Murdoch’s TV Station

Bulgaria's competition watchdog gave the green light for Central European Media Enterprises to acquire Bulgaria's first national private television bTV, wholly owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. The approval of the Bulgarian Commission for the Protection of Com


Chess Bulgarian HP Director Wins Prestigious Women’s Award

The Bulgarian Director Public Sector at Hewlett Packard Central & Eastern Europe, Sasha Bezuhanova, has received a European LEADERSHE Award. Bezuhanova became the first Bulgarian to receive the prestigious award at a special ceremony in Vienna, Austria. Bezuh


Chess Bulgaria Fifth National Spa Conference Kicks off

Bulgaria's fifth National Spa conference „Rehabilitation, balneotherapy, cosmetics", which opened on Thursday, is dedicated to the problems with degenerative and inflammatory diseases, strain of the limbs, various defects of the spine, organizers announced.


Chess Policemen jailed over ‘cruelty’

Two policemen have been jailed for 18 months after inflicting "deliberate cruelty" on a 19-year-old woman in custody in Greater Manchester.Pc Jason Hanvey, 37, and Sgt Andrew Kennedy, 51, were said to have shown "appalling and inexcusable conduct&quo


Chess Labour hit back over tax plan row

Labour and the Tories are to step up the fight over their tax plans as economic disagreements continue to dominate the election campaign.The Conservatives are arguing Labour's planned National Insurance tax rise will "kill" economic recovery and that busi


Chess Bulgarian Govt Looks to Stifle Renewables Frenzy

Karl-Erik Stromsta Recharge The Bulgarian government has proposed halting construction of all wind and solar projects built on farmland, claiming the bonanza of renewables investment over the past two years threatens to destabilise the country's grid and inflate


Chess UK interest rates remain on hold

UK interest rates have been kept on hold at the record low of 0.5%, after the Bank of England's latest meeting.The Bank also decided not to pump any more money into the UK economy under its policy of quantitative easing (QE). Interest rates have now been at 0.5% si


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