"We, the people of the world, have got to own this new technology, so that the profits and rewards come broadly to people, rather than go to a few billionaires."
Prof. Richard Freeman, Harvard economics professor
"We, here on the continent, haven’t had a change of heart. Our hearts are still open to you"
European Council President
"There is no alternative for us other than to fight back. This is the biggest challenge for my generation"
Greek university student
""The main thing is we got him back on board, he is safe. But I think it just showed everyone how hard it is to actually see the guy in the water, even on a sunny day, 18 knots and sunshine, you know you wouldn't want to be doing it in 20 knots in the dark. I don't think you would find him you know.""
Skipper, Team Hun Sung Hai/Scallywag
"These are really important social issues that affect all of us all over in our communities. And we can't just leave this up to governments to solve these problems"
"‘Aussie flu’ is actually a bit of a misnomer. It is a strain that we have seen in previous seasons in the UK, in fact we saw it circulating last season. Hospital admissions have increased due to a combination of influenza A and B and no strain is currently dominating."
Professor Paul Cosford
Medical Director, Public Health England
""Oh it's a huge part! It's really exciting singing this and it's super challenging, to act and to sing. So for me it's really special to do it, really.""
"The poles amplify all the phenomena we see everywhere else on the globe"
Politicians and actors have one thing in common – they know how to play to an audience. Several of Europe’s ministers of culture have been gracing
After reports of up to 500 dead and many more injured, Uzbekistan remains in a volatile state. Overnight, gunshots were heard in Andizhan where
An Italian aid worker has been abducted in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Reports say Clementina Cantoni’s car was intercepted by armed men who forced
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Culture ministers have been mixing with the movers and shakers at the international festival.
The discussions on how policy can help European films
The latest US government figures show that industrial production there fell in April, by the biggest amount in eight months. The US Federal Reserve
Public officials and their families in Romania must now declare their fortunes in full.
Under pressure from Brussels to boost transparency
The giant Russian oil company YUKOS is not alone in facing huge bills for back taxes from the authorities. A whole raft of private and state owned
This means self-restriction imposed by Beijing. Brussels has proposed emergency talks. Nine categories of textiles imports from China are currently
Crude oil prices have cooled after the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries said it could easily meet the world’s needs in the second half
Judges in the trial of Russian oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky adjourned the hearing until tomorrow. They had been summing up evidence for the
The only hostage-taker to have been captured alive after the Beslan school siege has gone on trial. Chechen carpenter Nur-Pashi Kulayev, 24, faces
An American military court has found army reservist Sabrina Harman guilty of abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. Harman was
Several hundred Afghan widows have gathered in Kabul to demand the immediate release of a Italian aid worker Clementina Cantoni, who was kidnapped