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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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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album