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Greece could be forced out of the euro if negotiations fail, admits IMF's Christine Lagarde

The Greek government says it wants to reach a deal by Sunday

Douglas Carswell is escorted by police after being surrounded by protesters during an anti-austerity protest following the Queen's Speech

Ukip MP Douglas Carswell says protesters who shouted insults at him had 'murderous' intentions

The MP was surrounded by anti-austerity protesters after the Queen's Speech

David Cameron holds face-to-face talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on EU reform

The PM will try and convince the Chancellor on EU benefits changes

Andy Burnham will pivot his campaign for the Labour leadership towards the right, admitting that the party got it 'wrong on business' under Ed Miliband

Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham says the party got it 'wrong on business' under Ed Miliband

Mr Burnham will use a speech to business leaders to say Labour should 'value the entrepreneur as much as the nurse'

A residential tower block in an area of Southwark with a high concentration of social housing

Poorest part of London is wealthier than the richest parts of Northern Ireland and Wales

But high average figures in the capital mask stark local inequalities

Mark Rutte, right, the Prime Minister of The Netherlands, welcomes David Cameron to The Hague

EU referendum: David Cameron receives frosty welcome in Paris amid a push for concessions

In brief declarations, Cameron and President François Hollande promised that they would work together to try to reach an agreement on EU reform


MoD asked make £1bn of cuts which put Nato spending target at risk, source claims

As a member of the alliance, the UK is supposed to maintain defence spending at 2 per cent of GDP

Yvette Cooper

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Yvette Cooper puts the boot in with style

She and Theresa May 'are both running for the leadership of our parties, even if I am the only one who will publicly admit it'

Andy McSmith's Diary: Ben Harris-Quinney - a voice the Tories would rather not hear

Ben Harris-Quinney, a voice of the young, hard right of the Conservatives, has been recorded in Russia sounding off about gay people. He is heard accusing what he calls the “LGBT lobby” of wanting children as young as seven to be given sex lessons that include the “promotion of a homosexual lifestyle”.

The Conservatives banked more money from donations than all the other political parties put together, the latest Electoral Commission figures showed as David Cameron was accused of mounting a partisan attack on Labour’s main source of income

Tories banked more donation money than all other political parties combined, new figures say

Meanwhile Labour braces itself for the loss of several million pounds a year following changes to trade union funding

Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), enjoys a pint of beer

Nigel Farage has already found something about the EU referendum to get annoyed at

The Ukip leader has hit out about the question

Journalist Ben Judah says he has written to George Galloway to complain about the manner in which he claims he was treated at the rally

George Galloway announces bid for Mayor of London in 2016 after losing seat at MP

The Respect Party leader lost Bradford West to Labour in the general election

Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Mary Creagh, Tristram Hunt and Liz Kendall address delegates at the Progress annual conference in central London, last weekend

The next Labour leader should be sacked mid-parliament if they fail to impress, says newly elected Labour MP

Wes Streeting says the party should not tolerate an unpopular leader for the sake of 'unity'

EU referendum: Vote on UK's membership 'quite dangerous', says French foreign minister

'We want Britain to stay in the EU - we support improvements to the Union but we cannot agree to dismantling it'

Rents will go up even more because of the Tories' planned council house sell-off, study finds

A study commissioned by local government finds the move will put pressure on the private rented sector

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Near the front lines with Islamist-controlled towns where Assad’s troops were besieged just last month, Robert Fisk meets a commander confidently preparing his soldiers for battle
Fifa corruption: Strip Qatar of the World Cup? Not likely

Strip Qatar of the World Cup? Not likely

But if a real smoking gun is found, that might change things, says Tom Peck
Twenty two years later Jurassic Park series faces questions over accuracy of the fictional dinosaurs in it

Tyrannosaurus wrecked?

Twenty two years on, Jurassic Park faces questions over accuracy
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The inside story of how Bill Clinton built a $2bn global foundation...

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Mother’s genes play key role in decision to start a family

Study's findings suggest that human fertility is still evolving
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Rafa Benitez Real Madrid unveiling: New manager full of emotion at Bernabeu homecoming

Benitez full of emotion at Bernabeu homecoming

There were tears in the former Liverpool manager’s eyes as he was unveiled as Real Madrid coach. But the Spaniard knows he must make tough decisions if he is to succeed
England can win the Ashes – and Elvis Presley will present the urn

England can win the Ashes – and Elvis will present the urn

In their last five Test, they have lost two and drawn two and defeated an India side last summer who thought that turning up was competing, says Stephen Brenkley
Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
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The future of songwriting

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William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
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Beating obesity

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