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Germany and Romania weigh up Moscow's plans for Moldova | DW | 26.02.2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in Berlin on Thursday, where Iohannis made his case for citizens of EU-member …

Europe

I need my own helpline to get BT to finally fix our connection

<b>Can you please get BT to fix our phone/broadband line that they’ve “cancelled due to inactivity”? I’ve had BT for over a year on an internet and phone package. It took three months to install, then, about 10 days ago, they canned it as “we weren’t using the phone”.</b><p><b>I’ve called customer service and</b> …

Youth unemployment rate is worst for 20 years, compared to overall jobless figure

16-24-year-olds are three times as likely to be jobless<p>Young people are nearly three times more likely to be unemployed than the rest of the population, the largest gap in more than 20 years, according to an analysis of official figures.<p>The number of people aged 16-24 who are not in full-time …

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz calls out Giuliani for 'offensive' Obama comments

Howard Schultz loves the political fray almost as much as he loves coffee.<p>The Starbucks (SBUX) CEO called out former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani for questioning President Obama's "love" for his country.<p>"As an American, I find Rudy Giuliani's vicious comments about President Obama 'not loving …

Varoufakis 'absolutely certain' Greek reforms will meet approval | DW | 22.02.2015

Greece's cabinet convened in Athens late on Saturday, racing to submit economic reform plans to its international creditors by a Monday deadline.<p>"The …

Europe

British aid 'languishing in US bank account'

Consultants warn that hundreds of thousands of pounds of aid unspent, as contributions to global bodies jump<p>Hundreds of thousands of pounds in British aid money is “probably still languishing in a bank account in Washington”, one of the development department’s own contractors has warned.<p>Overseas …

Cricket World Cup: Jayawardene leads Sri Lanka to nervy win over Afghanistan

• Afghanistan 232 all out; Sri Lanka 236-6 (Sri Lanka win by four wickets)<br>• Jayawardene makes 100 but Sri Lanka made to sweat for victory<br>• More news from the tournament<p>There were many moments when it was impossible to distinguish<br>which team were the associates. When Asghar Stanikzai or<br>Mohammad Nabi were …

Chelsea held by Burnley, Swansea do United double

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Burnley as rivals Manchester City thrashed Newcastle United 5-0 to leave Jose Mourinho smouldering with rage after the title race was injected with new life on Saturday.<p>Football - Chelsea v Burnley - Barclays Premier League - Stamford …

Soccer

England need to defend better and break the letter of the law for Six Nations success against Ireland

George Ford and Jonathan Joseph reminded me of 1993, but there is plenty that could be improved, starting with pushing the boundaries at the maul<p>For a moment in <b>England</b>’s 47-17 win against Italy at Twickenham on Saturday I was transported back to pitch level and memories of the Calcutta Cup game on …

Six Nations Championship

Labour's mansion tax: Charging foreign buyers and empty houses more would raise same cash for less pain

Targeted taxation could raise more than £6 billion next parliament without hitting cash-strapped families, according to new report<p>Labour could generate the same amount of money by ditching the mansion tax and instead raising levies on empty houses, foreign buyers and buy-to-let landlords, a new …

Fears over deflation thwarted Bank of England vote to raise interest rate

Fears that Britain could sink into a damaging “deflationary spiral” have stayed the hands of Bank of England policymakers who had pushed for an early interest rate rise, monetary policy committee member Martin Weale has revealed.<p>Weale was one of two MPC members who had consistently voted for higher …