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Deep cracks appeared yesterday in the efforts of European governments to put a brave face on Ireland's rejection of the European Union reform treaty.

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Freddy Eastwood put aside his frustration at club level to display his goalscoring prowess in Wales' friendly victory in Luxembourg last night. Eastwood, who has not started a Wolves game since Boxing Day, bagged a goal in each half to complete a comfortable win.

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Feted worldwide as a glittering hub of the global economy, inner London yesterday underlined its primacy in Europe as a metropolis dedicated to wealth creation by retaining its position as the European Union's richest region.

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England 551-6 dec Sri Lanka 192 & 381-6: Jayawardene century reminds England that job is not yet done

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