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How Novels Widen Your Vision

Author Dinaw Mengestu says good books help you to recognize yourself in the unfamiliar.<p>“It was, gentlemen, after a long absence—seven years to be exact, during which time I was studying in Europe—that I returned to my people.”<p>So begins Tayeb Salih’s 1966 novel <i>Season of Migration to the North</i>. This …

You Should Have Known review – a witty domestic suspense novel

If you're a successful couples therapist, secure in your happy marriage to a quietly heroic paediatrician and about to publish a book called <i>You Should Have Known</i>, which berates women in failed relationships for ignoring their partners' faults, it's a pretty safe bet that dramatic irony will force …

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Mystery Solved, Scientists Say

For years, scientists have debated the evolutionary reason behind a zebra's stripes. Are they: a. Costumes for courtship? b: Camouflage to confuse lions and other predators? c: A natural way to cool off? d: Bug repellent?<p>If you answered "d," you'd win the prize, at least in the eyes of Tim Caro, a …

Biology

Bayern Munich stretched by Danny Welbeck's pace for Manchester United

When Manchester United's starting XI was revealed around an hour before kick-off, there was confusion about whether David Moyes had selected a 4‑5‑1 formation with Wayne Rooney up front and Danny Welbeck on the left, or a 4‑4‑1‑1 with Rooney behind Welbeck. In the end, United actually played a …

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Did the European Union Just Take a Bite Out of Solar?

The European Union has proposed changes to its renewable energy goals and solar stocks took the news harshly today. EU leaders have proposed ending a …

European Union condemns Afghan law that would silence battered women

The European Union has called a draft Afghan law that would silence battered women a "backward step", while activists warn there are only two weeks to stop it coming into force.<p>The new criminal prosecution code bars relatives from testifying against each other, in effect putting justice out of …

Cameron to push for cap on European migrants in UK negotiations with EU

David Cameron will consider pushing for a cap on workers from Europe and make cutting immigration a top priority as he seeks to renegotiate Britain's relationship with Brussels.<p>The prime minister said the UK needs changes to the way migrants can claim benefits and the number coming over to work, as …

Report reveals 'extensive' violence against women in EU

Violence against women is "an extensive human rights abuse" across Europe with one in three women reporting some form of physical or sexual abuse since the age of 15 and 8% suffering abuse in the last 12 months, according to the largest survey of its kind on the issue, published on Wednesday.<p>The …

Mario Monti: 'France Should Play A More Decisive Role'

Mario Monti, prime minister of Italy from 2011 to 2013 during the height of the euro crisis, is chairman of the Berggruen Institute's Council on the Future of Europe. His brief comments in this video -- in which he calls on France "to be France again" and be more engaged in building Europe -- are …

Nick Clegg: EU exit would be 'economic suicide'

Speaking ahead of his party's spring conference, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says that to "yank" Britain out of the European Union would be "an act of economic suicide"<p><b>Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg</b>, who is fiercely pro-European, while conceding the EU is not perfect said that to ""yank …

Europe backs call for universal smartphone charger

<b>The maddening scramble to find the right charger for your smartphone could be coming to an end.</b><p>European politicians have backed a regulation that will force smartphone makers to use just one type of charger.<p>On Thursday MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the regulation, which will see a common …

Gear & Gadgets

David Cameron sets out agenda for EU reform

David Cameron is to demand that Britain should no longer be bound by a commitment to an "ever closer union" in Europe as part of his renegotiation of the UK's membership of the EU.<p>The prime minister said he was determined to scotch fears that Britain could be sucked into a United States of Europe …

Anger in Italy as EU officials 'laugh at Renzi' | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italian media reacted angrily on Friday after senior European officials exchanged apparently ironic smiles at a news conference when asked if Rome may be granted extra flexibility on its budget targets.<p>Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi smiles as he arrives to lead a news …

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North Korea

German unemployment falls by more than expected in March

<b>German unemployment fell by more than expected in March as the economy was boosted by the mild winter weather.</b><p>The number of people registered as unemployed fell by 12,000 to 2.901 million, after accounting for the impact of seasonal variations, the Federal Labour Office said.<p>Analysts had pencilled …

Economics

Greece is coming out of recession, says finance minister

Greece, the country at the centre of Europe's debt crisis, is about to enter a new era after achieving the biggest fiscal adjustment in global financial history, according to its finance minister.<p>Yannis Stournaras, writing for the Guardian's Comment is free site on the eve of a gathering of EU …

Clinton: Commend Obama on ACA

Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that President Barack Obama and proponents of his signature health care reform bill should be “commended,” as he called for repeal advocates to stand down and help focus on fixing the bill as the initial enrollment period deadline passed.<p>“The news today …