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Eurozone crisis could provoke violence and push people towards extremism, says Tory cabinet minister

The Eurozone crisis threatens to push millions of people across the continent into the arms of extremists and provoke violence, a former Tory Cabinet minister will warn today.

Simon English: A tough old game for stockbrokers

City stockbrokers are struggling horribly. There's not much trade, and a jobs shake-out, perhaps more brutal than even they expect, is coming soon. Lots of the small firms on the edge of EC2, the ones with names that sound a bit to the stock punter in Ealing Broadway like they might be big (but that are not), have long looked like falling off the ledge.

Eurozone debt hits 90 per cent of its economy

In spite of years of harsh spending cuts and tax increases, Europe's debt problems are getting worse.

Is it sad that I find the US elections so enthralling?

This obsession with the Obama vs Romney contest can't hide the fact its outcome will make little difference over here

Ikea keeps price of popular Billy Bookcase the cheapest in Euro zone

Ikea's Billy bookshelves will remain cheapest to buy in the euro zone next year as the region's debt crisis weakens its currency and hurts consumer spending.

Cameron under pressure over 'semi-detached' approach to Europe as banking rules row looms

David Cameron makes little secret of his distaste for European Union summits. He is only half-joking when he complains about the many hours he spends trapped in the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels, where  EU leaders gathered yesterday for their 22nd  meeting since 2010 to discuss the eurozone crisis.

Danny Rose appears to make a monkey gesture as he leaves the pitch in response to taunts from Serbia fans

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas offers support to Danny Rose following racist abuse

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has offered his support to Danny Rose after the winger suffered apparent racist abuse whilst playing for England Under-21s on Tuesday night.

Serbia Under-21 international Nikola Ninkovic claims he was provoked by Danny Rose's 'inappropriate gestures'

Serbia Under-21 international Nikola Ninkovic has conceded his post-match conduct in the clash with England was wrong but insists he was provoked by Danny Rose's “inappropriate gestures” towards the home supporters.

Lord Mandelson: David Cameron's impossible demands are alienating his natural allies leaving Britain drifting towards EU exit

Britain is drifting towards the exit door of the European Union because David Cameron’s impossible demands are alienating his natural allies, Lord Mandelson claimed today.

Plans for closer EU ties are wrong, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson today waded into the debate over the European Union with a call to David Cameron to reject “nonsensical” plans for closer integration to bolster the eurozone.

Portugal to unveil austerity budget

Portugal's government is putting the finishing touches to a draft budget for next year which is expected to be one of the toughest in the country's recent history.

Portuguese government set to unveil austerity budget

Portugal's government is putting the finishing touches to a draft budget for next year which is expected to be one of the toughest in the country's recent history.

Vince Cable warned yesterday Europe could be plunged into war if the euro collapsed

Cable warns of war in Europe if euro collapses

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, warned yesterday Europe could be plunged into war if the euro collapsed.

American factories may be doing better with exports than figures first suggest

American exporters are doing better than many think

The United States isn't making things that the world wants to buy.

Firebombs explode in front of riot police during clashes yesterday

When will we learn from history and stop dodging the Euro issue with false promises of referendums?

In politics, as in all human relationships, we neither forget those who offer support in times of stress, nor forgive those who withhold it. Don't our politicians realise?

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