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The Eroticism of Fat Men

Male brains wired to ignore food in favour of sex, study shows (study of worms)

Males can suppress their hunger in order to focus on finding a mate, a new scientific study of a species of worm has shown. Scientists found male roundworms can suppress … Continue reading

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Valérie Trierweiler a ‘grenade with the pin pulled out’ (a.k.a. a woman)

François Hollande, the French president ‘orders his staff to keep close watch on ex-girlfriend’ Valerie Trierweiler at jean-Luc Romero and Christophe Michel’s wedding anniversary party at Banana Cafe in Paris Photo: … Continue reading

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Scene from „The Serpents egg (Das Schlangenei) (3)

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The Downfall of Money: Germany’s Hyperinflation and the Destruction of the Middle Class by Frederick Taylor – review

A powerful account of a frightening episode in European history PD Smith The Guardian, Friday 17 October 2014 16.30 BST German hyperinflation … laundry baskets were used to collect bulky … Continue reading

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Panic money-printing won’t save the eurozone

The dramas on the global markets were sparked by problems created in Europe’s single currency bloc , explains Liam Halligan, but big-time euro-QE is not the answer A single currency … Continue reading

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Vandals deflate giant ‘sex toy’ sculpture in Paris

Giant inflatable art work installed in famous Paris square is destroyed by vandals amid outrage over its resemblance to a sex toy Paul McCarthy’s controversial artwork lies deflated in Vendome … Continue reading

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Panic onboard the ‘Ebola cruise': ‘We’re a floating petri dish’ (says King of Melodrama)

When a woman who had worked in an Ebola laboratory was found to be travelling on a Caribbean cruise ship, panic ensued, writes Nick Allen and Rob Crilly Tourists lie … Continue reading

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Wolves at the gates of Paris

Two wolves are spotted within 40 miles of Paris in the first sighting so close to the French capital Forests just outside Paris form an ideal environment for wolves because … Continue reading

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Britain is ‘lighting a fire’ under the European Union, says Philip Hammond (2 weeks before Guy Fawkes Night)

Public consent on Europe is ‘fragile’, the foreign secretary told the House of Commons in a debate to legislate for an in/out referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union … Continue reading

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Eurozone crisis, five years on: no happy ending in sight for Greek odyssey

Currency bloc is locked into a low-growth, low-inflation, high-unemployment paradigm Larry Elliott, economics editor The Guardian, Friday 17 October 2014 09.45 BST In the early days of the Greek crisis, … Continue reading

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Bank of England chief economist ‘gloomier’ about UK prospects

Pound falls as Andrew Haldane predicts continuing low interest rates amid macro-economic ‘agony and ecstasy’ Katie Allen The Guardian, Friday 17 October 2014 09.12 BST The prospect of UK interest … Continue reading

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