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David Cameron shuns European Union Nobel prize ceremony to placate eurosceptics

David Cameron will stay away from the ceremony at which the European Union will receive the Nobel Peace Prize next Monday in an attempt to placate Conservative Eurosceptics.

The eyes have it: David Cameron and Angela Merkel at the EU summit in Brussels last week

Camerkel! A love affair at the heart of Europe

Who'd have thought it? The German Chancellor and our own Prime Minister in tune on the EU budget. Jane Merrick and John Rentoul examine an unlikely political romance and wonder – how long will it last?

David Cameron speaking in Portadown yesterday

Northern Ireland’s open for business, says Cameron (as he trumpets G8 talks at golf course that went bust last year with debts of £26m)

A five-star golf resort in Northern Ireland that has been in administration for over 18 months  with debts of £26 million, and regarded as a high-profile example of the worst excesses of Ireland’s banking crisis, will play host next year to eight of the world’s richest nations.

EU plans to go ahead on budget without Cameron

David Cameron has come under increasing pressure to rein in Eurosceptic members of his party after it emerged that frustrated European Union officials have begun drawing up a plan to pass a crucial seven-year budget without the UK.

Russia criticises US Trade Bill linked to Human Rights

Russia kept up its criticism of the United States over the Magnitsky Act on Friday, as the legislation won overwhelming approval from the US House of Representatives.

David Cameron in dash to EU capitals to avoid being isolated over budget freeze

David Cameron will hold an intensive round of meetings with other European leaders over the next two weeks in an attempt to avoid being  isolated on the EU budget  at a crucial summit.

David Cameron vows to find ways to end Syria bloodshed

David Cameron vowed to work with newly-reelected Barack Obama to find ways to end the bloodshed in Syria after hearing “horrendous” stories of suffering from refugees at a camp in Jordan.

Give me time, begs Hollande as his popularity plummets

President François Hollande, facing an unprecedented meltdown in his popularity, today criticised the impatience of French voters but promised that his softly-softly approach would triumph in the end.

Editorial: A boost for Britain's nuclear renaissance

The Hitachi deal is reason to celebrate, but there is a long way to go to fill our energy gap

Cherie Blair played pivotal role in securing London 2012 Olympics after attacking French President Jacques Chirac 'like a banshee', says Sebastian Coe

Cherie Blair played a pivotal role in securing the 2012 Olympic Games for London, Sebastian Coe has claimed.

Angela Merkel: The German Chancellor has firmly contested a fresh write-off of Greece’s debt

Lenders press for Greece to be given new debt write-off

Report says taxpayers would bear brunt of  the measure without  funding from the ECB

Postcard from... Stuttgart

Stuttgart is renowned for being a quintessentially German city.

David Cameron to use veto over EU budget

Prime Minister David Cameron today insisted that Britain will “stick to our guns” over the EU budget, as the scene was set for weeks of wrangling leading up to a crunch summit next month.

Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel in Brussels yesterday

Angela Merkel makes François Hollande wait for banking watchdog

German Chancellor delays release of bailout funds for Spanish banks

European Union leaders agree to create eurozone-wide bank regulator

European Union leaders have announced they had agreed to create a single supervisor for banks in countries that use the euro — without saying when it would become fully operational.

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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album