Chess Funnel ‘poised over’ US oil spill

Work is continuing to lower a giant funnel onto the bed of the Gulf of Mexico in an attempt to contain oil gushing from leaks in a blown-out well.A crane is lowering the 90-tonne device, which is hoped to be operational by Monday. The operation is complicated by th

Chess Labour make gains in local polls

About 20 million electors will be voting in 164 council polls being held in England on Thursday, at the same time as the general election.These include those for 32 London boroughs, 36 metropolitan authorities and 20 unitary authorties. A total of 15,785 candidates

Chess Police probe teenage boy’s murder

Police have launched an investigation following the death of a man in East Kilbride.A Strathclyde Police spokesman said the man's death was being treated as suspicious. He was found in the Mossneuk area at about 1900 BST on Thursday however no further details have

Chess Merkel eyes quick eurozone reform

German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for an "acceleration" of efforts to regulate the eurozone finance sector.This article is from the BBC News website. © British Broadcasting Corporation, The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Chess Maoists call off strike in Nepal

Nepal's Maoist party has ended an indefinite strike after six days saying it was taking a heavy toll on ordinary people.Party leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal said the Maoists would continue with other forms of protest. The former rebel group has staged demonstrations and

Chess Debts will not force Torres sale

Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton has insisted neither Fernando Torres nor captain Steven Gerrard need to be sold to ease the club's mounting debts.The Reds' parent company posted a loss of £54.9m for the year to 31 July 2009. Newspaper reports have linked

Chess US watchdog to probe share drop

The US financial watchdog says it will look into stock market activity which saw the Dow Jones share index plummet 9%.This article is from the BBC News website. © British Broadcasting Corporation, The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sit

Chess Inquiry after voters turned away

Hundreds of voters have been turned away and police called to deal with queues as people struggled to vote before polls closed at 2200 BST.Turnout was predicted to be higher than recent elections, including 2005. Voters were left "fuming" when they were t

Chess Reliance victory could deter foreign investors

While Mukesh Ambani has plenty of reason to celebrate, the case shows the complexity of India's business environment and raises questions of policymaking in its oil and gas sector

Chess British politics: Who runs Britain?

As the courting of the Liberal Democrats goes on, Britons wait to learn who will govern themBritain may never have seen anything quite like it. Last night’s inconclusive general election was remarkable enough, producing as it did the first hung parliament sin

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