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On a per capita basis, the nation has all the ingredients to be one of the world's most prosperous nations

Greece approves austerity measures to fire 25,000 public workers and secure bailout

Greece has unlocked access to nearly €7 billion in European aid by sacking 25,000 public sector workers, in a move which has sparked a new surge of anti-austerity protests outside parliament.

Britain, the EU and the Commonwealth

It should be no surprise that some of the biggest leaps in UK exports - of both goods and services in the last two years have been to Commonwealth countries

Hungarian central bank wants IMF to leave after it pays back bail-out loan

Budapest has announced it is considering paying back its bailout loan from the International Monetary Fund early as well as closing the IMF’s Hungarian office.

IMF raises UK growth forecast but trade and output data disappoint

The International Monetary Fund partially reversed its previous cut to its UK growth forecasts yesterday, but weak manufacturing figures showed that the economy remains deeply unbalanced.

Greek state school teachers protest outside of the Ministry of Administrative Reform in Athens

International lenders pave way for Greece to receive latest payment of bailout loans

Agreement on reform reached despite debt inspectors warning of an 'uncertain economic outlook'

If politicians deserve a pay rise, why don't the rest of us?

As bosses' bonuses soar and MPs' salaries look set to rise, Ben Chu asks why everyone else still lives in wage-freeze Britain

Disgraced French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn

‘Animal instincts exist’: DSK makes comeback in Paris with appearance at Senate committee on tax evasion

Former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, delivers confident lecture two years after claims he sexually assaulted maid

A bridge across London's north/south divide: Treasury gives £12bn Crossrail 2 project funds to get started

George Osborne and Danny Alexander put new London rail link at centre of multi-billion pound infrastructure plan

Osborne gambles on an economic recovery

Reasons for optimism about growth beyond the immediate outlook are in short supply

Antonis Samaras addresses the Greek people, pledging to 'forge ahead' through his coalition government's crisis

Greece's ruling coalition hit by departure of Democratic Left

The junior partner's 14 legislators have left the agreement, over the closure of the state broadcaster

Antonis Samaras addresses the Greek people, pledging to 'forge ahead' through his coalition government's crisis

Greek PM Antonis Samaras pledges to 'forge ahead' as political crisis rumbles on over closure of state broadcaster ERT

EU finance inspector Olli Rehn calls for political unity to ensure wider austerity measures

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

Jobless youth of Europe may be ‘scarred for life,’

Head of EU Commission says policies need to be agreed by member states to stimulate employment

Gerard Depardieu
Now a Russian national he says Putin likes his ‘hooligan side’

Forget Russia’s problems – it’s France that’s almost Bolshevik, says Gérard Depardieu

Actor claims he’s no tax exile – and that Russian President Vladimir Putin likes his ‘hooligan side’

French prosecutors want to drop Dominique Strauss-Kahn case

Prosecutors in northern France want to abandon the final outstanding legal action against the disgraced former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

A poster adorns the security barrier of the protester encampment outside The Grove hotel, which is hosting the annual Bilderberg conference near Watford

A Watford welcome for the Bilderberg group - the world’s most powerful club

Conspiracy theorists vow to ‘expose’ a meeting of the west’s uber-elite who will decide global policy

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The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
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Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them

Jonathon Porritt sounds the alarm
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on