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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini again would not answer questions on the ongoing situation involving striker Carlos Tevez this morning.

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Spain's unemployment rate rises

Spain's unemployment rate has risen more than half a percentage point in the third quarter to 21.5%.

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It is strange, isn't it? The markets are being more adult about all this than the politicians. The mass of conflicting stories coming out of Brussels have, of course, had an impact on share and bond prices. When Angela Merkel managed to win support from her parliament for beefing up the European support fund, shares moved up. When reports came out that the banks were deadlocked over the size of the Greek "haircut", they fell back.

James Moore: The PIIGS could derail plans to solve eurozone crisis

Regardless of the eventual outcome of Europe's latest crisis summit (don't bet against there being another one before too long) there will be pain felt in Europe's "fringe" economies.

Johnson shines as Wolves are buried in four minutes

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Rome wrestles with drastic cuts

Italy's Northern League is often dismissed as a populist rabble of right-wing, xenophobic opportunists.

Flash floods kill at least eight in Italy

Authorities say at least six people have died in flash floods as torrential rains lashed Italy from the Alps to Sicily.

Berlusconi deal averts crisis

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has reached an overnight deal with his allies in parliament on emergency growth measures demanded by the European Union.

Letters: Doubts over Europe after the Tory revolt

The European Court of Justice's recent pronouncement on stem cell research made me wonder anew at the wisdom of ever joining the EU. The morality of the research may be debatable, but it could provide relief to victims of debilitating diseases, as well as employment and an enriched skills base.

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Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

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