Chess Greece Sells EUR 1.56 B T-Bills

Greece has raised EUR 1.56 B in an over-subscribed bond issue that was a key test of investor confidence in the debt-laden country. The issue is Greece's first debt sale since Sunday's agreement by eurozone countries to provide Athens with a financial safety net i


Chess Busted Former Agent Takes on Bulgaria’s PM

A Bulgarian former undercover agent and an alleged ringleader of a crime group has accused the wave of popularity that the prime minister is riding for his detention. "The high approval rating of Boyko Borisov and not the acute public interest is the reason for me


Chess ‘Civilians die’ in Pakistan raid

At least 73 civilians have been killed after army jets bombed a remote village in Pakistan's tribal region of Khyber, a local official has told the BBC.He said that the incident took place on Saturday, but news was slow in getting out because of the inaccessibility


Chess Kyrgyz president ‘will step down’

Kyrgyzstan's ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has said he will resign if the interim government guarantees his and his family's safety, reports say.Mr Bakiyev has been in the south of the country since he was overthrown in violent protests last week. The interim


Chess Cameron ‘to make Britain better’

The Conservatives will launch their election manifesto on Tuesday by asking voters to join them in government, the BBC has learned.The 130-page document with a plain blue cover is entitled "Invitation to join the government of Britain". Pledges include gi


Chess Le Pen daughter in succession bid

The daughter of French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen has said she hopes to take over the party he founded.Her comments came after Mr Le Pen confirmed he would stand down as leader of the National Front and not run in a presidential vote in 2012. The party is d


Chess Bulgaria New Health Minister Nomination Missing in Parliament

Bulgaria's Parliament has not yet received the cabinet's nomination for new Health Minister and documentation for the discharge of Bozhidar Nanev, who resigned as such on March 30. The information was announced Tuesday by the co-Chair of the parliamentary group of


Chess Somali radios take music off air

Most radio stations in Somalia stop playing music, on the orders of insurgents who say that songs are un-Islamic.This article is from the BBC News website. © British Broadcasting Corporation, The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.


Chess Bulgaria PM Tells Allies to Mind Own Business over Reforms

The rightist Blue Coalition should not meddle in the work of Bulgaria's ruling party GERB, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov declared. During the ground-breaking ceremony starting the construction of the "Bulgarian Louvre" museum complex, the Prime Minister said he was


Chess Bulgarian Dreams Shattered by Swansea Property Company

Propertytalk BBC Wales' Welsh-language current affairs programme Taro Naw on 12th April investigated complaints made against Swansea-based Britannia Overseas Property. In a special report, Taro Naw traveled to Bulgaria in an attempt to find answers on behalf of


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