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The move by Geert Wilders of the Dutch Freedom Party and Marine Le Pen of France’s National Front, came ahead of next year's elections which EU officials fear will bring a surge in support for nationalist and xenophobic parties

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I don't care how people feel about me. I do expect them to treat me with minimal courtesy

Temasek charm offensive to fend off protectionism

At the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday, political and business leaders took up the debate over whether a code of conduct should be imposed on sovereign wealth funds (SWFs).

Britain lashes out at EU over carbon tariffs that amount to 'trade barriers'

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Brown promises to 'keep Britain at heart of Europe'

Gordon Brown said yesterday that it would be a mistake to question Britain's EU membership at a time of global economic problems.

Leading article: At last, Mr Brown looks to the future

It appeared for a while that Gordon Brown had lost his nerve on Europe. In the negotiations on the Lisbon treaty he seemed to be concerned only with red lines and opt-outs. Then there was the debacle of his turning up to sign the document three hours late, when all Europe's other leaders had departed. The Prime Minister seemed gripped by frightened equivocation designed to pander to Eurosceptic newspapers and draw the sting of the Conservatives' campaign to secure a referendum on the treaty.

Singapore takes 3% stake in British Land

The government of Singapore has built up a 3 per cent stake in British Land, the FTSE 100 property group that has seen its market value dive with the rest of the UK property sector.

Davydenko upset gives Murray his final chance

Andy Murray is in a hurry. The new season is less than a week old but the 19-year-old Scot is already through to his first final of the campaign after sweeping aside Nikolai Davydenko, the world No 3, at the Qatar Open yesterday.

FA Cup Countdown: 'I had just played the FA Cup final and lost. It was surreal'

Lee Sinnott played in the Cup final at 18, but his Watford side lost out to Everton. Now manager of Farsley Celtic, he tells Phil Shaw why meeting the MK Dons is a chance to make amends

Letters: Labour infighting

Blair-Brown backbiting will deny Labour power for many years

Halifax 2 Hereford 3: Green stuns Halifax with little extra

Ryan Green, the former Wolves defender, chose the most opportune time to hit a rare goal that gave Hereford back their coveted membership of the Football League after nine years of trying. His 108th-minute extra-time effort sealed victory in an enthralling Conference play-off-final against a hearty Halifax side in front of a half-full Walkers Stadium.

Andreas Whittam Smith: New aristocrats well served by globalisation

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Denis MacShane: There is light at the end of the European tunnel

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