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‘Podium potential’ cash opens new doors for brilliant distance runner

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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