"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"
Flattened and deserted – the village of Qana two days after it was bombed in the biggest single Israeli attack on southern Lebanon. United Nations
Ignoring growing calls for a ceasefire, Israel has started moving deeper into Lebanon after receiving the green light from its security cabinet
As Fidel Castro’s designated successor, his younger brother Raul has provisionally taken up the reigns. The 75-year-old, who is minister of defense
For the first time in nearly 50 years as president of Cuba, Fidel Castro has been forced to hand over power. In his last public appearance he
Cubans living in Florida are celebrating the news that Fidel Castro has had to relinquish his powers. Cheering, honking car horns and waving flags
For the first time in nearly fifty years as president of Cuba, Fidel Castro has been forced to hand over power, albeit temporarily. In a statement
Israeli forces have been pushing further into southern Lebanon. After Israel’s cabinet approved widening its ground offensive against Hizbollah
What was once Russia’s biggest oil company, YUKOS has been declared bankrupt by a Moscow commercial court. The ruling came after creditors –
The Portuguese government has started publishing the names of people who owe large amounts of tax to shame them into paying up. Portugal’s finance
More economic data is supporting the case for higher European interest rates. Unexpectedly, German unemployment has dropped again. It was the first
The issue of succession is said to have increasingly pre-occupied Fidel Castro in recent times. It appears he sees his brother Raul as the most able
There have been celebrations on the streets of Beirut following claims that Hizbollah rockets had hit an Israeli warship off the port of Tyre in
The Israeli cabinet has given the go-ahead for a widening of the ground offensive inside Lebanon. Military sources had recommended the expansion of
The French Foreign Minister has met his Iranian counterpart in Beirut. Philippe Douste-Blazy described Iran as a significant, respected player in the
Israel sees no likelihood of ending the fighting in the coming days. Politicians spoke out against an immediate ceasefire – in line with the vast
Russia has called on Georgia to pull back its troops from a strategically important gorge that borders the breakaway Georgian area of Abkhazia
The European Union has called for an immediate end to hostilities in Lebanon. Chairing an emergency meeting in Brussels, Finland´s Foreign Affairs
All is calm on the streets of La Havana since Castro announced he was temporarily handing over power. Speaking to the camera, most people remained
The UN Security Council has demanded that Iran suspend all its nuclear operations within a month or face the threat of sanctions. Carried by 14 to
News of Castro’s illness sparked jubilant celebrations in Miami. Lining the streets of Little Havana, Cuban exiles cheered and waved flags in
As thousands of people flee the fighting in southern Lebanon, international aid convoys continue to travel in the opposite direction. But only a
Hero to some. Dictator according to others. Now the speculation is on whether it is the end of an era for Cuba as Fidel Castro stands down as leader