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Cameron and Miliband clash over Europe as opposition warns of 'five years of uncertainty' over referendum

Accusing Mr Cameron of 'losing control' of his party, the Labour leader said: 'When it comes to Europe, it’s the same old Tories –a  divided party  and a weak prime minister'

Millions more motorists could soon face reduced speed limits of 20mph

EU petition could see 20mph lower limit in place by next year

One million people are being urged to back the introduction of a default 20mph speed limit across all Europe’s residential and urban roads.

The English Defence League has seen its support splinter

Far-right vacuum could trigger 'lone-wolf' attacks

Warning about potential for a 'British Breivik'

How the internet is transforming democracy

By publishing data on government activity, and promoting interaction with and between citizens, digital technology is changing statecraft for the better

Sergei Magnitsky died in custody nine months after he was arrested
David Cameron is expected to target the pay and perks of Eurocrats

David Cameron faces EU charge of hypocrisy over demand for cuts

PM seen as main stumbling block to a deal as 27 leaders meet at Brussels summit

EU budget talks end in failure

Talks on the European Union's 2013 budget collapsed in acrimony last night, denting hopes of a swift deal later this month on the bigger issue of the bloc's long-term spending for 2014-2020.

British Government clashes with Eurpean Commission over 'breathtaking' 11 per cent hike in EU financial programme

The Government this afternoon fired a fresh broadside at Brussels over “breathtaking” demands for a bigger EU budget.

Angela Merkel is greeted by David Cameron at 10 Downing Street yesterday

Angela Merkel hits out at British isolationism

The Prime Minister originally saw Germany as an ally on the issue of calling for a freeze

The evidence coming out of Tunisia points in one direction. The extremists are on the march

Clashes involving Salafis; women gang-raped by police; attacks on the US embassy: hopes for democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring are fading

Herman Van Rompuy was virtually unknown outside of Belgium until a few weeks ago

Herman van Rompuy to meet David Cameron for talks in Downing Street

Wrangling over planned hikes in the EU budget will loom large today when European Council president Herman van Rompuy meets David Cameron for talks in Downing Street.

EU spending rise is 'unacceptable', says Downing Street

The inflation-busting rise in EU spending approved by MEPs yesterday is “completely unacceptable”, Downing Street said today.

EU fails to agree proposed female quotas for company boards

European Union plans to set a 40 percent quota for women on company supervisory boards by 2020 stalled after EU commissioners failed to agree on the measures at a meeting Tuesday.

The European Union flag flies among European Union member countries' national flags in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg

Austerity? Cameron warned over veto as Euro-MPs back above-inflation spending rise

Euro-MPs rejected budget belt-tightening today and backed inflation-busting rises in EU spending for the next eight years.

Errors and Omissions: from Brussels to Croatia, stand up to the march of geographical correctness

Our legendary pedant brushes aside "authentic" place names, finds a missing Reichstag, and shines light on the existence (or not) of shadow spokesmen

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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

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The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen