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Survey suggests service sector growth beating forecasts
Anti-euro party set up seven months ago could alter the balance of power after today's general election and force a new coalition
Youngest monarch in Europe says people must take responsibility for their own future and create their own social and financial safety nets
Filthy lucre just got a new meaning. Plastic notes of the type chosen this week by the Bank of England as the next generation of paper money have been found by researchers to be the host of choice for some of nature’s nastiest bacteria.
To keep the euro steady, it's vital that the ECB and other institutions regain public trust
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
17 countries that use euro saw collective economic output grow by 0.3 per cent
The England manager Roy Hodgson faces a shortage of fit strikers for his friendly against Scotland next week, with Wayne Rooney, Jermain Defoe and Andy Carroll officially injured and Daniel Sturridge only recently returned to first-team training with Liverpool.
The England women’s team could beat Roy Hodgson’s men, the national coach Hope Powell has reckoned, but in their opening group game at these European Championship finals they lost to the Spanish women’s side in a thrilling but ultimately heartbreaking encounter that was decided in the fourth minute of stoppage time by a goal that came off the head of the goalkeeper Karen Bardsley.
Q&A travel unravelled
Boost for George Osborne's deficit-busting plans as it almost entirely reverses the IMF's earlier growth forecast cuts
Germany's Angela Merkel will discuss with EU leaders in Berlin today how to tackle chronic youth unemployment at a summit critics say is a pre-election public relations exercise.
Crisis could be reignited if Germany’s highest court rules against the European Central Bank
The European Central Bank has left interest rates unchanged, admitting it has discussed a number of policy options in case the eurozone fails to emerge from recession later in the year.
Economic View: We will need all sorts of devices in the future to stop government borrowing crowding out everyone else
Baltic state will be 18th to adopt single currency, despite opposition within the country