"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"
Air travellers planning to use Britain’s busiest airports are facing massive disruption in the new year, after workers voted to strike over pension
Two years after laying the foundation stone, Japan’s top carmaker Toyota has opened its first plant in Russia.
The factory, in Russia’s second city
For Kosovo’s Serbs, the emotional bond with Russia has strengthened since Moscow said ‘not’ to idea of independence for the Serbian province.
Old Cold War frontiers, once guarded by guns and barbed wire, were consigned to history today, as nine mostly former Soviet-bloc states joined
EU leaders were keen to join the party as Europe celebrated another expansion.
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was born in East Germany
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Europe could take over the United Nations’ role in breakaway Kosovo, if Belgrade agreed.
Tony Connelly and Antonio Esteves Martins are two respected journalists based in Brussels. Both men cover European affairs for their respective