"We need new initiatives at the European level to deepen the functioning of the monetary union."
Vice- President, ECB
"Kurds believe they are worse off as part of Iraq."
research fellow at LSE's Middle East Centre
"I agree with the Trump policy about putting additional requests to China, because China can do more."
Former US Secretary of State
"France and Germany shouldn't be bullying the other 26."
MEP, Christian Democrats
"The tradition comes from the shepherds, who cooked their meat with dasarashi, between two slates."
Chef, Gabala Khanlar
"There’s one thing architects and politicians have in common: they both love big, expensive projects."
"There is no war in Senegal. But when you wake up in the morning and you have nothing to eat, this, too, is a kind of daily battle."
"We want to see which tomato plants can still give good yields without water."
Plant breeding scientist
A sign of increasing political goodwill on divided Cyprus with the President saying he is prepared to open the country’s airports and ports to
The Council of Europe opened debates today leading to a resolution and Thursday vote on the thorny subject of Georgia. There was a demonstration
The EU’s observers in Georgia begin their mission on Wednesday, and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana has been visiting them to assure them of
The Irish government was the latest to step in to try calm investors fears. The authorities in Dublin have given a blanket guarantee for the next two
Germany’s jobless rate dipped to a 16-year-low in September. Adjusted for seasonal swings, unemployment fell by 29,000 from August, according to the
Inflation in the euro zone fell to 3.6% in September, compared with the same month last year. The rise in consumer prices slowed from August’s 3.8%
The global money crisis may be rattling nerves in the banking and financial service industries, but the panic is not only limited to the board
As Muslims around the world celebrate the end of Ramadan there are new hopes for reconciliation among Palestinians. The Festival of Eid el-Fitr is
Two days after the ruling party in Bavaria slumped at the ballot box the future for Germany’s Christian Democrat Chancellor Angela Merkel now appears
The removal of the obstacle to a new grand coalition in Austria – namely Wilhelm Molterer – could bury the chances of the far-right parties returning
The European Commission has expressed its disappointment that Washington has failed to approve a plan of the kind needed to save banks like Dexia
Dior designer John Galliano brought his ready-to-wear collection to the Tuileries Gardens in Paris, and labelled it “tribal chic”. Skirts were short
The Photokina trade fair in Germany had exhibits ranging from compact cameras for the amateur to underwater cameras, face detection technology and
The film “How To Lose Friends and Alienate People” is based on the life of the outrageous – some would say obnoxious – British journalist Toby Young
The US President has urged Congress to “act decisively now” to limit what he called “painful and lasting” economic damage.
In a statement aimed at
The financial crisis is also a huge political issue for politicians around the world, particularly those aspiring to lead their countries. In
A key ally of Angela Merkel is stepping down after disastrous election results that have undermined the German Chancellor. Erwin Huber led Bavaria’s
The troubled Franco-Belgian financial group, Dexia, has become the second euro-zone bank to be bailed out within 48 hours as the global credit crunch
Fears of a voter backlash appear to be the main reason members of the US House of Representatives voted against the economic rescue plan.
European shares have rallied after sliding sharply on opening. After beginning the day close to record lows, there was volatile trading across the
It’s back to the drawing board in the US as the country struggles to contain its spiralling financial turmoil.
Yesterday, lawmakers threw out a 500
Austria’s conservatives have named a new leader, increasing the chances of a new centrist coalition after the weekend’s snap election which saw
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei trading index has fallen almost five percent in early trading hours after the financial bail-out plan was thrown out by
An optimistic Barack Obama has said he believes Congress will ultimately pass the 700 billion dollar proposal. The Democratic White House hopeful had