Chess Pressure mounts on BP as Obama eyes "next steps"

PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana (Reuters) - Political pressure mounted on Friday for BP to show progress plugging a massive oil leak while residents of coastal Florida, Mississippi and Alabama learned the growing pool of oil from the leak would not strike their beaches un


Chess Somali Pirates Said to Have Freed Hijacked British Ship

The Somali pirates are reported to have freed the UK flagged 'Saint James Park' ship after they had been paid the ransom demanded, informs the Russian news site Vesti.ru. According to reports by the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS, the British tanker that carried 5


Chess Capello considering new formation

England manager Fabio Capello is considering playing with three central defenders at the World Cup finals in South Africa, BBC Sport understands.This article is from the BBC News website. © British Broadcasting Corporation, The BBC is not responsible for the conte


Chess Bangkok tense after fatal clashes

Thai security forces and anti-government protesters remain in a tense stand-off in Bangkok after clashes which killed one.This article is from the BBC News website. © British Broadcasting Corporation, The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet


Chess Graham Norton takes Jonathan Ross’s Radio slot

Graham Norton will replace Jonathan Ross when he leaves his Radio 2 show, the BBC confirms.This article is from the BBC News website. © British Broadcasting Corporation, The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. Source


Chess BP says will deploy small dome in next few days

HOUSTON/PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP on Thursday geared up for its latest attempt to control a gushing undersea well as environmentalists complained they were being kept in the dark about the oil spill's potential ecological impact. Source


Chess EPA issues rules on biggest carbon polluters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama Administration finalized greenhouse gas rules for big factories and power plants on Thursday, giving momentum to the troubled climate bill in the Senate. Source


Chess Italy to have first woman priest

A married teacher is poised to become Italy's first woman priest when she is ordained later this month in an Anglican church close to the Vatican.Maria Longhitano, a member of the breakaway Old Catholic Church, says she hopes her ordination will break down "pr


Chess Rating agencies face new US rules

The US senate has voted for increased regulation of credit rating agencies to prevent a future banking crisis.This article is from the BBC News website. © British Broadcasting Corporation, The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.


Chess Adonis condemns dissolution block

The coalition government's move to make it harder to dissolve Parliament is a "constitutional outrage", ex-Transport Secretary Lord Adonis has said.The Lib Dem-Tory plan will mean that 55% of MPs must approve such a move to get it through the House of Com


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