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Recovery in Euro Zone Gathers Pace

Business activity in the 18 nations that use the common currency expanded in April at its fastest rate in nearly three years, according to a private sector survey.
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Ukip part of ‘longstanding Eurosceptic establishment’, says Nick Clegg

Lib Dem leader rejects Nigel Farage’s assertion that Ukip and its followers are akin to army of ‘insurgents’

Nick Clegg has dismissed Ukip’s claim to be a party of political outsiders in an article describing it as an arm of the “longstanding Eurosceptic establishment”.

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As Ukraine stares into the abyss, where is Europe’s leadership?

With Russia and the US scheming over Ukraine’s future, EU nations can only dither, mired in their fractured pastThe Ukrainian crisis is not over. The four-party statement, reached in Geneva on Thursday, means several things. It is not, however, the end…
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So where is the global HQ of Venice’s independence lobby? Answer: Kent

From his Tonbridge study, psychiatrist Giovanni Dalla-Valle hopes to rally international support for Europe’s latest separatist group Continue reading…
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Pro-Russian separatists defiant as Ukraine peace moves flounder

Occupations of public buildings across eastern Ukraine continue as separatists accuse Kiev of violating Geneva deal Continue reading…
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Ukraine crisis: Geneva talks produce agreement on defusing conflict

US, Russia, Ukraine and EU agree measures including end of violence, disarming of illegal groups and amnesty for protestersFollow the latest updates on the Geneva talks Continue reading…
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U.S. and Russia Agree on Pact to Defuse Ukraine Crisis

The foreign ministers of the United States, Russia, Ukraine and European Union reached an agreement in Geneva after hours of talks, but President Obama sounded a cautious note.
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