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Letter: The Blairs at play

Sir: Anne McElvoy rightly draws attention to Mr Blair's lack of caution in accepting the hospitality of an Italian politician. But she has missed a vital political thread.

Right of Reply: The author of the 'Nostradamus Encyclopaedia' replies to Miles Kington's article on the end of the world

MILES KINGTON wonders whether we are not now living in a virtual world, following a virtual Armageddon. He may well wonder. For Nostradamus's much-vaunted prophecy that the end of the world would descend upon us on Sunday was itself a virtual prophecy. In short, he never made it.

Italy told lire cannot ever pull out of euro

CONFIRMING THE suspicions of Eurosceptics that life inside the single currency could be like being stuck in a burning house with no fire escape, Brussels insisted yesterday that Italy cannot legally pull out of the euro.

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Leading Article: The Italians can teach us something about referendums

THE FAILURE of Sunday's referendum in Italy to abolish proportional representation (PR) is first and foremost a blow to referendums - though, through the distorting lens of British politics, some may mistake it for a blow to PR.

Prodi calls for greater EU unity

ROMANO PRODI, the European Commission's incoming president, called for a new phase of political and economic integration in Europe yesterday, and promised a stronger EU would emerge from the crisis that toppled Jacques Santer.

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