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The secret history of the EU, written on an Italian prison island, reveals why the project is doomed

CHRISTOPHER BOOKER Telegraph 27 AUGUST 2016 • Matteo Renzi,  Angela Merkel  and Francois Hollande  on an Italian aircraft carrier off the coast of Ventotene island, where the EU was first … Continue reading

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Jackson Hole 2016: five big problems facing central bankers

Janet Yellen, Mark Carney, Mario Draghi and others will debate how to piece the monetary system back together European Central Bank president, Mario Draghi, and Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen, … Continue reading

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

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Paris exhibition to celebrate life and work of Oscar Wilde

Manuscripts, photographs, paintings and personal items among the displays in honour of playwright who died in city A portrait of Oscar Wilde by Napoleon Sarony. Photograph: Library of Congress, Washington … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Toilet paper’ fire spreads in Spain

2016-08-06 17:44   A group of Forest Fire Brigades point to a fire approaching the village of Fuencaliente on the Spanish Canary island of La Palma. (Desiree Martin, AFP) … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blaze sparked by 15 tons of manure. I can only apologise

A HUGE pile of horse manure is thought to have caused a blaze which ripped through an industrial yard in south-east London. Fire investigators believe a combination of methane build-up … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sexual health warning as figures show rate of syphilis in London up 22 per cent (and in Lambeth almost EVERYONE has got it. Filthpots)

ROSS LYDALL Wednesday 17 August 2016 Concerns: The infection can be transmitted through unprotected sex Rex A fresh alert about the dire state of the sexual health ofLondoners was sounded … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Time to listen to the ice scientists about the Arctic death spiral

Arctic sea ice melt in May. ‘The Arctic sea ice is declining by 13% a decade.’ Photograph: NOAA The Guardian, John Vidal Thursday 18 August 2016 Ice scientists are mostly … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

A year after the crisis was declared over, Greece is still spiralling down

The historic third bailout awarded to Athens after weeks of brinkmanship last year was supposed to have secured its future in the EU. But little has changed Anti-austerity protesters staging … Continue reading

August 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Greek crisis will flare up again. And why should it not?

Larry Elliott With ongoing austerity and low demand, Greece was never going to manage any sort of growth or budget surplus Greek Prime minister Alexis Tsipras speaks about constitution reform … Continue reading

August 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Large cruise ship voyage through Arctic ice rekindles rows (Crystal Dysentery to carry 1,000 passengers through NW Passage)

Campaigners say Crystal Dysentery trip puts at risk very environment tourists are travelling to see in Northwest Passage The Crystal Dysentery will carry 1,000 passengers, some reputed to be paying … Continue reading

August 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

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