Chess Thai red-shirts defy police ban

Anti-government protesters have spent another night in the centre of the Thai capital Bangkok, despite a court ruling allowing the government to evict them.The protesters, known as the red-shirts, are calling for the government to step down and hold fresh elections

Chess Brown confirms election on 6 May

Prime Minister Gordon Brown, flanked by members of his cabinet in Downing Street, calls the UK General Election for 6 May. Source

Chess Brown calls UK election for 6 May

The UK election is due to be called later, sparking a four-week campaign before voters go to the polls on 6 May.Prime Minister Gordon Brown will hold a Cabinet meeting in Downing Street before heading to Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen to dissolve Parliament. Vo

Chess Total faces renewed oil-for-food probe

French oil major under investigation over bribery relating to the UN oil-for-food programme in Iraq, the company says in its annual report.

Chess Turkish Exporters Start Evading Bulgaria Thanks to Ro-Ro Shipping

A new roll-on/roll-off shipping line connecting Turkey and France is allowing Turkish exporters to skip going through a congested Bulgarian border crossing. The new line connecting Turkish port Tekirdag on the Sea of Marmara and the port of Toulon in France has ju

Chess Bulgaria Minister in US: Belene Nuclear Plant ‘Very Painful’ Project

Bulgaria hopes to find a strategic investor for the Belene Nuclear Power Plant very shortly, Economy Minister Traicho Traikov has stated during his working visit to the USA. "The construction of the Belene NPP might start in 2011 if it is possible to execute all p

Chess Brown confirms election on 6 May

Gordon Brown will announce on Tuesday morning that the general election will, as expected, be held on 6 May, BBC political editor Nick Robinson says.The prime minister will go to Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen to dissolve Parliament. On returning from the Palac

Chess Public pensions warning from CBI

The business lobby group, the CBI, has renewed its call for a review of public sector pensions - warning they are set at unsustainable levels.It says a shift away from final salary schemes - which guarantee a pension based on annual pay rather than investment perfo

Chess Election fever begins in England

Electioneering has begun in England after the prime minister announced the UK will go the polls on 6 May.Gordon Brown drove to Buckingham Palace earlier to ask the Queen for a dissolution of Parliament. Party leaders will head to marginal seats across the country t

Chess No points for guessing which game has some controversial new rules

The rules of Scrabble will change to allow proper nouns, such as place names, says games firm Mattel. Source

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