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August 6, 2018 9:30 PM Germany trade surplus is ‘BURDEN’ to EU partners and is ‘stifling’ the bloc

GERMANY’S huge EU trade surpluses are a burden on other member countries and are even stifling the bloc’s growth and employment, according to economic expert Dr Michael Ivanovitch. Last year, Angela Merkel’s country had more than a 159 billion euro surplus on its goods trade with other countries in the EU. This year the surplus has broken another record 15

August 1, 2018 3:34 PM Football Association preparing bid to host 2030 World Cup

If the bid is successful, 2030 will be the first World Cup in England for 64 years, and the first major tournament for 34 years. The governing body's board has agreed to conduct "feasibility work" on a potential bid. If the bid is successful, 2030 would be the first World Cup in England for 64 years and the first major tournament for 34 years (the semi-finals 7

July 24, 2018 11:25 AM EURO on BRINK: Currency struggles to stay afloat as Eurozone awaits RESCUE mission

THE EURO is facing turmoil and struggling to stay afloat sparking concerns from officials about whether European Central Bank's President Mario Draghi will step in and salvage the currency. The HICP is used to compare inflation rates across the EU, and has been used by the European Central Bank since 1999 to ensure stable price rates in all eurozone 6

July 23, 2018 10:17 AM Joao Moutinho: Wolves to sign Portugal midfielder from Monaco

Wolves are set to sign Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho from Monaco for £5m. The 31-year-old, who has 113 caps, is close to joining the newly promoted Premier League side on a two-year deal. The former Porto player helped Portugal win Euro 2016 and is their third most capped player behind Cristiano Ronaldo (154) and Luis Figo (127). He follows international 7

July 7, 2018 1:32 PM EU WON'T PAY: MEPs reject reforms bringing transparency to £4,000-a-month expenses claims

EURO-MPs have rejected planned reforms which would open up their expenses claims to greater transparency with critics branding the decision "absolutely scandalous". The Bureau of the European Parliament voted by a narrow majority to throw out proposals to forcing MEPs to keep receipts, employ a professional paying agent to carry out checks on their General 12

July 4, 2018 3:19 AM 'STILL coming home!' Frank Skinner and David Baddiel OFFICIALLY declare after England win

FRANK Skinner and David Baddiel have officially declared that “football is coming home” after England’s shock victory after a gut-wrenching penalty shootout against Colombia. The emotional, draining victory means England will face Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday, with a real opportunity to qualify for a first semi-final since 1990. England 11

June 29, 2018 3:30 PM How do the World Cup´s last 16 compare on penalty shoot-outs?

The World Cup knockout rounds begin on Saturday after two weeks of group stage action. Here, Press Association Sport looks at each tie and the penalty shoot-out records of each competing nation. Les Bleus were the first team to lose a World Cup finals penalty shoot-out when West Germany beat them in the 1982 semi-finals. Their most famous defeat though 8

June 27, 2018 10:41 AM 'I was completely numb with fear': Model Chloe Ayling shares 'diary' of her days in captivity and reveals kidnapper told her it would be 'an instant death penalty' if she tried to escape

British model Chloe Ayling has revealed how her kidnapper told her she would be killed 'instantly' if she tried to escape the Italian farmhouse where she was held for six days last July. The 21-year-old had been lured to Milan by Polish national Lukasz Herba, 30, who had promised her modelling work, but instead drugged and kidnapped her. Miss Ayling 8

June 26, 2018 2:57 PM Estonia to buy South Korean howitzers in 46M-euro deal

HELSINKI (AP) - Estonia has agreed to buy South Korean artillery in a 46 million-euro ($54 million) deal that officials say will substantially boost the small Baltic country's defense capacity. The Estonian military procurement agency says the contract with Seoul-based weapons producer Hanwha Land Systems is for 12 K9 Thunder howitzers, training, maintenance 3

June 22, 2018 2:24 PM 'Don't talk NONSENSE!' Farage loses it with Campbell during feisty interview clash

NIGEL Farage reacted angrily and told Alastair Campbell that he was “talking nonsense” after the former Labour Director of Communications claimed “we did not vote to leave the single market” during a heated BBC interview. Theresa May is facing calls to abandon her Brexit "red lines" after aerospace giant Airbus warned it could pull out of the UK with the loss of thousands 12