Chess City leader steps down after assault

Manchester City Council's leader has stepped down temporarily after being cautioned over an allegation of assault against his 16-year-old step-daughter.Sir Richard Leese, a Labour councillor, was arrested at his home in the Crumpsall area of the city on Monday. He


Chess Bulgaria Ruling GERB under Fire from Opposition, Allies

The first session of the Bulgarian Parliament after the Easter break began Wednesday with staunch criticism of the ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party from both the opposition and the right wing. The co-Chair of the Blue Coalition and


Chess Polish President Poll Due on June 13 or 20

Poland's presidential election will take place on either June 13 or June 20 following the death of incumbent Lech Kaczynski in a plane crash, a parliamentary document said. "From the beginning of this tragedy theoretically there have only been three possible dates


Chess Bulgaria’s New Car Sales Drop by 40% in 2010 Q1

A total of 4 116 new cars were sold in Bulgaria in the first three months of 2010, which is a 42.74% decrease year-on-year. According to data of the Association of Car Importers released Wednesday, the drop is rather significant as 7 188 new cars were sold in Bulg


Chess Bulgaria Inflation Up to 1,3% y/y in March

The consumer price index (CPI) in Bulgaria went up to 1,3% year-on-year in March after marking a 0,9% increase the previous month, statistics office data showed on Wednesday. On a monthly basis, the CPI edged up by 0,2%. Food prices in January slightly decreased


Chess Bulgaria Magistrates Leave Busted Ex Colleague in Jail

The Sofia City Court ruled Wednesday to keep their former colleague, Judge Petar Santirov behind bars. Santirov appealed his permanent detention measure with the motive he is already suspended from his post by Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) and because


Chess ‘No malpractice’ by climate unit

There was no scientific malpractice at the research unit at the centre of the "Climategate" affair, an independent panel has concluded.The panel, chaired by Lord Oxburgh, was convened to examine the conclusions of research published by the unit. It began


Chess Hundreds die in west China quake

Some 400 people have died and thousands are feared injured after a magnitude-6.9 quake hit western China's Qinghai province, officials say.The powerful tremor struck remote Yushu county, 800km (500 miles) south-west of the provincial capital Xining, at 0749 (2349 G


Chess Australia arrests reef ship crew

Australian officials have arrested the captain and chief officer of a Chinese coal ship which ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef.The 47-year-old captain has been charged with liability for damage while his colleague, 44, is accused of being on watch when the She


Chess Bulgaria Magistrates Leave Busted Colleague in Jail

The Sofia City Court ruled Wednesday to keep their former colleague, Judge Petar Santirov behind bars. Santirov appealed his permanent detention measure with the motive he is already suspended from his post by Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) and because


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