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EU rejects Britain and France's appeal to let them arm Syrian rebels

European leaders block call to lift embargo on supplying weapons to opposition

Hollande on Syria: 'we must put pressure and show that we are ready to support the opposition'

François Hollande tells EU: it's time to send arms to Syrian rebels

Britain and France join forces at Brussels summit in bid to lift weapons embargo

David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Ditch austerity, Angela Merkel and David Cameron are told

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John Kerry visits the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

John Kerry's Berlin visit is a chance to reminisce... and look ahead

The first time John Kerry was in Berlin, he was a boisterous boy of 10 risking his father’s diplomatic standing with clandestine bicycle rides into the Russian sector of the Cold War city.

President of Germany’s EU message for Britain: 'Stay with us, we need you!'

Joachim Gauck makes emotional appeal for UK not to leave Union in keynote speech

BAE's top trio to miss their bonus targets

Managers lose out on millions as defence giant's profit falls amid military spending freeze

Postcard from... Germany

The News Matrix: Tuesday 12 February 2013

Dogs are dastardly when it's dark

The pope’s brother, 89-year-old Georg Ratzinger, said: “His age is weighing on him... At this age my brother wants more rest”

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI: reactions in quotes

The great and the good lined up today to pay their respects - by and large - to the 85-year-old Pope Benedict following his announcement that he is retire from the papacy.

The News Matrix: Monday 11 February 2013

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Parting shot: Annette Schavan, left, with Angela Merkel, arrives at a press conference to announce her resignation

Angela Merkel ally quits over 'copied' PhD

Germany's Education Minister resigns after claims that she plagiarised parts of her doctoral thesis 30 years ago

Editorial: A good night's work in Brussels

It would be tempting to hail the European Union budget agreement as an achievement in itself, almost regardless of the contents. And for 27 national leaders, with very different agendas, operating in a climate of austerity, a deal is no mean feat at only the second time of trying. What looked so far out of reach in December became possible yesterday after just 24 hours of talks.

EU cuts budget after 56 years of spending spikes

Victorious Cameron claims historic deal is ‘good for UK and Europe’ after leaders reach agreement after all-night talks

Fuelled by Haribo and coffee, the PM won a battle. The war will be harder

Cameron’s success on the budget will raise greater expectations on a return of EU powers to London

EU budget analysis: A hard day's night for Cameron as the real coffee runs out

Luckily for David Cameron, a new Nexpresso machine had been installed in the UK delegation office at the European Council building just before his first all-night EU session since becoming Prime Minister. The machine also worked overtime. As dawn broke in Brussels today, the only coffee left was decaffeinated. Some 120 shots of the real thing had been used up by Mr Cameron and his 20-odd team of officials.

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