Chess This week’s top stories [07 May 2010]

Our top articles ranked by reader popularity.This week's top stories [30 April 2010]Britain’s election: Voters, meet GordonThe oil spill: Spill, baby, spillThe Goldman hearings: Grilled squidFixing finance: Too big to failThe coming days: The week aheadA slic


Chess Huge chamber being positioned over Gulf oil leak

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc engineers carefully lowered a massive metal chamber toward a gushing oil well on the Gulf of Mexico seabed on Friday in a high-stakes mission to contain a leak that threatens an environmental catastrophe on U.S. shores. S


Chess Aged Dancing Bear Dies in Bulgarian Park

One of the oldest inhabitants of the Bulgarian readjustment park for dancing bears near the southwestern town of Belitsa has died. Milena, aged 30-35 years, the Serbian dancing bear that was brought to the park in 2009 has died in her sleep, reported Friday , the


Chess EU Leaders Anxious Over Eurozone Instability

European leaders are to hold an extraordinary meeting Friday amid panic on global markets over Europe's public debts. The Leaders of the Eurozone are said to discuss the uncertain future of the common euro currency. The Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has


Chess Half A Dozen Online Personas

I was chatting with a friend one day who’d asked if I was on some website or another. I said that I was and that my username was such and such. But I realized later that I’d given him a username I was using on another similar site. After a quick email


Chess MEP Accuses Bulgarian Finance Minister of Deceiving EU

Finance Minister Simeon Djankov has been trying to lie to the EU about Bulgaria's 2009 budget deficit, according to Socialist MEP Ivaylo Kalfin. Kalfin, an economist who was the Foreign Minister and the Deputy PM in the Stanishev government (2005-2009), spoke on N


Chess Clegg ‘disappointed’ at results

Nick Clegg has acknowledged the Liberal Democrats have had a "disappointing night", despite his pre-election poll surge in the wake of the TV debates.Mr Clegg, who said during the campaign it had turned into a "two-horse race" between his party


Chess RBS losses cut as bad debts fall

Losses at Royal Bank of Scotland have narrowed in the first three months of 2010 after a drop in bad debts.This article is from the BBC News website. © British Broadcasting Corporation, The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.


Chess First hung parliament for decades

The Conservatives have won the most MPs in the UK general election but fallen short of a majority, leading to the first hung parliament since 1974.As counting continues the Tories have gained 92 seats, Labour have lost 86 and the Lib Dems six, despite hopes of a br


Chess BA cabin crew reject ‘new offer’

British Airways will learn later whether it faces a renewed threat of industrial action by cabin crew as fresh ballot results are announced.Thousands of Unite union members have voted on a new offer aimed at ending a long-running row over pay and conditions, which


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