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More than 600 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, says Italian coastguard

People pulled from sea in incidents near Strait of Sicily, while 270 Syrian refugees were rescued off northern Cyprus Continue reading…
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Europe Takes Stronger Measures, Albeit Symbolic, to Condemn Israeli Policies

After years of growing frustration, European politicians are embracing symbolic steps to support a Palestinian state.
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Ken Clarke lets rip at David Cameron’s EU reform plans

Former Tory chancellor says free movement of people fundamental to union and championed by Margaret Thatcher

Kenneth Clarke has launched a frontal assault on David Cameron’s EU reform plans, declaring that he was seeking to dismantle one of Margaret Thatcher’s greatest legacies by challenging the free movement of people in the EU.

In a provocative intervention on the eve of the Rochester and Strood byelection, the former Conservative chancellor also accused John Major of encouraging people to vote Ukip, after he floated plans to reform free movement on behalf of No 10.

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Ken Clarke lets rip at David Cameron’s EU reform plans

Former Tory chancellor says free movement of people fundamental to union and championed by Margaret Thatcher

Kenneth Clarke has launched a frontal assault on David Cameron’s EU reform plans, declaring that he was seeking to dismantle one of Margaret Thatcher’s greatest legacies by challenging the free movement of people in the EU.

In a provocative intervention on the eve of the Rochester and Strood byelection, the former Conservative chancellor also accused John Major of encouraging people to vote Ukip, after he floated plans to reform free movement on behalf of No 10.

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Organic Farms Become a Winner in Putin’s Feud With the West

With often cheaper imports unavailable, some agricultural activists hope to see a boost in local farming, but for consumers the self-imposed sanctions have so far served mostly to raise food prices.
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Spanish government urged to recognise Palestine as a state

Symbolic motion, echoing similar votes in Britain and Ireland, watered down following deadly attack on Jerusalem synagogue Continue reading…
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Jean-Claude Juncker faces censure vote over Luxembourg tax schemes

Eureopean Union chief’s actions as prime minister of Luxembourg attacked over alleged role in creation of tax haven Continue reading…




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David Cameron warns of looming second global crash

PM says red warning lights are flashing against a backdrop of instability and uncertainty, as G20 summit draws to a close David Cameron: red lights are flashing on the global economy Continue reading…
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Highly contagious bird flu strain found at Dutch farm

150,000 chickens to be destroyed at egg-producing farm in central Netherlands after H5N8 strain detected Continue reading…
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Immigration is changing character of UK schools, claims Iain Duncan Smith

Work and pensions secretary says report setting out the billions of pounds that EU migrants had added to the economy is sillyIain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, has said that non-English-speaking children are changing the character of B…
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