Chess Pair cleared over baby fire death

A mother and her former partner are cleared of charges over the death of her baby who died in a house fire three years ago.This article is from the BBC News website. © British Broadcasting Corporation, The BBC is not responsible for the content of external interne

Chess Russian forces storm oil tanker

A Russian warship has released the crew of a Russian oil tanker, Moscow University, seized by Somali pirates off the coast of Yemen on Wednesday.The destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov approached the drifting tanker with 23 Russians on board overnight and released the c

Chess British election voting under way

Millions of people across the UK have started casting their votes in the general election.Polling stations up and down the country opened at 0700 BST and people will be able to cast their ballots until 2200 BST. More than 44 million people are registered to vote. T

Chess Israel Slams Bulgaria??™s Nationalist Leader over Anti-Semitic "Lies"

Israel foreign ministry has vehemently denied Bulgaria's ultra-nationalist party leader claims that staff of Israeli embassy in Sofia received prostitutes from organized crime head. Volen Siderov, leader of Bulgaria's ultra-nationalist Ataka party, said in a telev

Chess Romania Snubbed Bulgaria over N-Plant Offer

Bulgaria has reportedly unsuccessfully courted Romania as it angles for a new chief investor in its second nuclear power plant in Belene to replace the German energy company RWE, which withdrew last autumn. "Bulgaria invited us to take part in the project to repla

Chess BP to lower huge box over gushing oil well

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP engineers prepared on Thursday to start lowering a 98-ton metal chamber over a ruptured undersea oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, trying to control a spill that threatens an environmental catastrophe for the U.S. shoreline. So

Chess UK regulator warned Transocean on blow-out valves

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's safety regulator criticized Transocean in 2005 and 2006 over blowout prevention equipment which did the same job as the gear which failed two weeks ago and caused a huge oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. Source

Chess Brazil seeks offshore oil safety review on BP spill

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil will ask oil companies operating its offshore fields to provide information on well control systems and to review their emergency response protocols in the wake of the BP Gulf of Mexico spill, the ANP energy regulator said late Wed

Chess South African heads race for U.N. climate chief

LONDON/OSLO (Reuters) - South Africa's minister of tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk is front-runner to replace Yvo de Boer as U.N. climate chief, sources familiar with the selection process told Reuters on Thursday. Source

Chess Carbon market veteran joins new Swiss climate fund

LONDON (Reuters) - A new Swiss climate change investment firm has hired a veteran carbon market player in a push to launch several funds in the thriving $136 billion global greenhouse gas emissions trading market. Source

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