Chess Rome to home

BBC News producer Jack Garland was among thousands of holidaymakers stranded in Rome because of the flight disruption caused by a volcanic ash cloud from Iceland. He kept a diary detailing his attempts to return home.SATURDAY 17 APRILThe sign is written in broken E

Chess UK ‘needs to find new world role’

The UK needs a "radical reassessment" of its role in world politics, a survey by a defence think tank suggests.Some 88% agreed with that statement in the poll of more than 2,000 members of the defence and security community by the Royal United Services In

Chess US warns Syria over scud claims

A top US official has warned of serious repercussions for Syria if claims that it supplied the Lebanese Islamist group Hezbollah with Scud missiles are true.Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman said "all options are going to be on the table looking at

Chess Leaders prepare for second debate

Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg are once more set to go head-to-head in the second prime ministerial TV debate, focused on global affairs.Nick Clegg was widely regarded to have "won" the first debate on ITV1. Sky News hosts the second, from 200

Chess Explosion at BP contracted oil rig

An explosion at a Transocean oil drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana in the US Gulf of Mexico has left several workers missing and others injured

Chess Gulfsands in ‘put up or shut up’ appeal

The petroleum group has asked the Takeover Panel to consider issuing an ultimatum to Oil India and Indian Oil to table a formal offer or walk away for at least six months

Chess US probes BHP link to former projects

BHP Billiton said the investigation relates to old mineral exploration projects and involves 'interactions with government officials', but added the mining group no longer had any connection with the projects under question

Chess FTSE 350 groups muster cash firepower

Many of Britain's top companies have reported falling debt levels and several have cash to spend

Chess Russia lowers Ukraine gas prices

Moscow has agreed to slash gas prices to Ukraine by 30 per cent in exchange for far-reaching economic and political concessions

Chess Calpine grows

Since emerging from bankruptcy a little over two years ago, US independent power producer Calpine has gone full circle from carrion to prey to predator

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