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The EU divides opinion but whatever your views it is important to have your say — through voting in the May election and joining in the Citizens’ Dialogue events around Europe

Postcard from... Madrid

EU awards Sakharov human rights prize to Malala Yousafzai

The 16-year-old has been living in Birmingham since being shot on a school bus in Pakistan

Postcard from... Brussels

Union claims new rules could mean pilots landing planes after being on duty for as long as 22 hours

European Parliament backs pilots' flying time regulations despite claims from unions that new rules could put passenger safety at risk

Union claims new rules could lead to pilots flying while dangerously fatigued

Nigel Farage with Theresa May on The Andrew Marr Show yesterday

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has eye on Folkestone seat in 2015 election

MEP said the cabinet views his party 'as being part of the lower orders'

Iain Lobban: The GCHQ director skipped a hearing in Brussels into alleged hacking of Belgacom

Liberties groups to take GCHQ to court over web privacy

Rights alliance claims spy agency broke European laws by hacking millions of citizens’ internet data

Google to allow rival firms to display logos on search display results page, says European Commission chief

The European Commission's top competition official said Google would allow rival firms to display their own logos on its search display results page as part of concessions it has offered to avoid a showdown with regulators.

Proposed new rules on pilots’ working hours could lead to air crews flying while 'dangerously fatigued', union officials have warned

Passenger safety at risk after EU rejects changes to pilots’ hours, transport official warns

But transport commissioner criticised 'misleading scare stories and false claims'

The News Matrix: Monday 30 September 2013

Israeli PM questions Iranian detente

Proposed new rules on pilots’ working hours could lead to air crews flying while 'dangerously fatigued', union officials have warned

British pilots will be ‘dangerously fatigued’ under proposed EU law, says union

Proposed new rules on pilots’ working hours could lead to air crews flying while “dangerously fatigued”, union officials have warned ahead of a key vote by MEPs.

Godfrey Bloom lost the UK Independence Party whip after he jokingly described women as 'sluts'

'No sane person would go into politics now', says former Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom

Former Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom has said no “sane” person from a professional background would enter politics now because they face being vilified for holding convictions.

More women are in work - but what about the gender pay gap?

The UK’s gender pay gap is currently 22 per cent – the sixth worst in the EU

After Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA, what is the EU doing to ensure our online privacy?

European governments must take a public stand against mass surveillance

Some commentators have suggested that Merkel might be unable to find a coalition partner and be forced to call fresh elections

Angela Merkel isolated as potential allies demand end to austerity

The German leader’s party finds itself without options after romping home in the polls

Godfrey Bloom to resign as Ukip MEP after controversial 'sluts' remark

Former party whip will sit as an independent in the European Parliament 

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Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?
Rachael Lander interview: From strung out to playing strings

From strung out to playing strings

Award-winning cellist Rachael Lander’s career was almost destroyed by the alcohol she drank to fight stage fright. Now she’s playing with Elbow and Ellie Goulding
The science of saturated fat: A big fat surprise about nutrition?

A big fat surprise about nutrition?

The science linking saturated fats to heart disease and other health issues has never been sound. Nina Teicholz looks at how governments started advising incorrectly on diets
Emmys 2014 review: Can they genuinely compete with the Oscars

Can they genuinely compete with the Oscars?

The recent Emmy Awards are certainly glamorous, but they can't beat their movie cousins
On the road to nowhere: A Routemaster trip to remember

On the road to nowhere

A Routemaster trip to remember
Hotel India: Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace leaves its darker days behind

Hotel India

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Whether it’s their first day at school, uni or a new project, treat the student in your life to some smart stationery
Arsenal vs Besiktas Champions League qualifier: Gunners know battle with Turks is a season-defining fixture

Arsenal know battle with Besiktas is a season-defining fixture

Arsene Wenger admits his below-strength side will have to improve on last week’s show to pass tough test
Pete Jenson: Athletic Bilbao’s locals-only transfer policy shows success does not need to be bought

Pete Jenson: A Different League

Athletic Bilbao’s locals-only transfer policy shows success does not need to be bought
This guitar riff has been voted greatest of all time

The Greatest Guitar Riff of all time

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Britain’s superstar ballerina

Britain’s superstar ballerina

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Berlin's Furrie invasion

Berlin's Furrie invasion

2000 fans attended Eurofeurence
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‘It was a tidal wave of terror’

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