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David Cameron with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the EU summit in Brussels

Cameron okays integration in return for new EU deal for UK

PM demands concessions as quid pro quo for closer eurozone monetary union

Eurosceptic Tories have 'fantastical idea of UK’s future outside EU'

Pro-European Conservatives launch fightback against Eurosceptics

Spain captain Iker Casillas lifts the Euro 2012 trophy

Sam Wallace: More pointless expense piled on to fans

It is worth remembering why Uefa has found itself with a European Championship in 2020 that will be hosted across the continent. It may try to present it as a ground-breaking, inclusive idea but it was born of just another cock-up.

This year's tournament, won by Spain, was held in Poland and Ukraine

Uefa's Euro 2020 plans could open door for Wembley to host another major final

FA likely to bid for chance to host matches

Balls said the Chancellor could not claim 'we're all in this together'

'It is not the rest of the world's fault': Balls joins in blame game

Jeers for shadow Chancellor after error in attack on Coalition's economic strategy

Ukip leader Nigel Farage believes his party will soon attract big-money donors

This week's big questions: Does Ukip have a point on migration, and is Egypt heading the way of Iran?

This week's questions are answered by Anne Applebaum, journalist and Pulitzer-Prize winning author

Don't overdo the austerity measures, warns OECD austerity measures,

Eurozone nations should be prepared to ease up on deficit reductions to avoid pushing the single currency area into a deeper slump, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development argued yesterday.

OECD urges eurozone to put brake on deficit cuts if outlook worsens

Eurozone nations should be prepared to ease up on deficit reductions to avoid pushing the single currency area into a deeper slump, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development argued yesterday.

Editorial: Time to make the case for Britain in Europe

Expectations of a successful outcome to European budget discussions in Brussels this week are rapidly dwindling. Repeated attempts to find a compromise on how to fund the EU from 2014 to 2020 have come to nothing; after smaller-scale talks on next year's budget collapsed, many are now predicting that the talks on trickier, longer-term financing will also break down.

Greek bailout delayed despite vote

The next tranche of bailout cash cannot be released next week, even though the Greek parliament narrowly backed more unpopular austerity measures yesterday.

Barack Obama election victory market boost short-lived

The euphoria surrounding president Barack Obama's re-election proved to be short-lived today as investors' focus switched to the approaching “fiscal cliff” in the US.

Manufacturing sector shrinks again

The manufacturing sector contracted for the sixth month in a row last month as new exports fell and cost pressures rose, a closely watched survey said today.

Euro-area unemployment climbs to record 11.6 per cent

The jobless rate in the euro area climbed to a record in September as the fiscal crisis and tougher austerity measures threatened to deepen the economy's slump.

Budget airlines like Ryanair often deliver profits

Ryanair to create 1,000 UK jobs as it opens new routes

Low-cost airline Ryanair is to create 1,000 UK jobs next year by flying one million more passengers on a number of new routes.

Oh do shut up about Europe! Why did the Tories abandon the wisdom of Thatcher and Major?

A Tory veteran of the party's internal squabbling over Europe says that the EU may be a nightmare, but the only pragmatic approach is to engage with it intelligently

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Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

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Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
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Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

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I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

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Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

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Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

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The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
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Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
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Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

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