""You may carry a smartwatch during the day for practical reasons and later want to feel elegant, have a kind of intimate bond with your object, or just feel good about yourself. I believe in the comfort and elegance that a fine watch brings today so I think there is room for both and I'm not particularly worried.""
CEO, La Montre Hermès
"Self regulation does not work. It particularly doesn't work where there is no oversight and that is the problem that you have in the UN"
Peter A Gallo
Director, Hear their Cries
""Our struggle is against the sexual abuse, the cover-up, the psychological abuse, and the silence over these abuses.""
Sexual abuse survivor
""It probably could've gone a lot worse if they'd had to take their time and come out on a board or something like that.""
""Roy and Heather Bennett have been tragically killed in a helicopter accident in North America. I am devastated- they were two of Zimbabwe’s greatest patriots.""
""I'm not the first woman to work and have a baby. I know these are special circumstances but there'll be many woman who would have done this well before I have.""
New Zealand Prime Minister
""The case will be tried in court. It will not be tried in the media.""
Attorney for David Turpin
"Everything is data and everything is about being digitalised. That's Estonia. That's why we think Estonia is the best to collaborate with"
CEO and founder, Planetway
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Russia, Greece and Bulgaria have agreed to begin building a long-delayed oil pipeline linking the Black Sea to the Aegean.
The go ahead for the
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In a new technology
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The European Commission is
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Georgia has accused the Russian military of being involved in an attack on a helicopter carrying the Georgian defence minister. The helicopter was
At least two people are dead and about eight injured after a bomb blast in a cafe in southeast Turkey. It is the latest in a series of explosions
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The ceremony installing
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Interior ministers from Germany’s 16 federal states have reached agreement on setting up an anti-terrorism database. The need for such a facility
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For not only is the country split between Sunnis
The first troops of a new UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon have begun deploying in a part of the south previously unoccupied by UNIFIL soldiers.
The first test flight with passengers of the new super jumbo Airbus A380 has begun. The plane, carrying several hundred volunteers, took off from
The fifth bomb attack in Turkey in a week has claimed the lives of at least two people, including a police officer. The device exploded in a rubbish
The first Italian troops of the strengthened United Nations force for Lebanon are today preparing for their deployment in the south of the country
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Against a backdrop of renewed unrest in East Timor, Australia has agreed to continue to provide military support in the fledgling country. East
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A British tourist has been killed and at least six other Westerners injured after a gunman opened fire on them in the Jordanian capital, Amman