"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
"If a country decides to open its doors, it must ensure that the people coming in feel at home."
Writer and activist
"Right now the EU risks escaping from one crisis only to enter another"
"While the sun is shining we need to do everything that is needed, before the next storm comes"
European Commission president
"The most important for us has been diversification into the non-oil sectors of the economy."
Baljeet Kaur Grewal
Managing Director of Strategy, Samruk-Kazyna
"There is a lack of vision, because politics is forced to think in election cycles of four or five years."
General Motors could be about to shed its controlling interest in Opel for nothing, as long as any new investor promises to put money into a new
Energy efficiency in industrial processes is the theme of this year’s Hanover trade fair, considered the world’s most important in the domain of
After six weeks of climbing stockmarkets and Wall street beating records that stood since 1938 policymakers are pouring cold water on hopes the
China appears to be the only place in the world where carmakers can sell their wares at the moment, with the Shanghai motor showing putting on a
A terrible start to the week on Europe’s stock markets as banks and mining shares slumped. It was put down to a mixture of profit-taking and
The European Union’s competition authority is investigating the Star and Oneworld airline alliances to make sure that consumers benefit.
‘Let’s hear it for European translation.’ That was the message at a conference in Brussels aimed at showing how literary translation has helped
The UN Secretary General says he “deplores” the comments made by the Iranian leader on Israel. France and Britain are also among other countries who
The EU has welcomed a decision by Italy to take in more than 100 stranded migrants but has said more solidarity is needed between members.
An Austrian Holocaust denier has gone on trial for promoting Nazi ideology
The start of the trial in Austria coincides with the anniversary of
One of Africa’s most respected campaigners has won the 2009 Goldman environmental prize – known informally as the “Green Nobel”.
Marc Ona Essangui
Strong light, artificial or natural, can damage our eyes. But now, Celia Sanchez Ramos, a professor at Complutense University in Madrid, has come up
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he wants to sign a new global energy pact to ensure the security of supplies.
Speaking on a state visit to
The Kronborg castle in Helsingor, Denmark is reputedly the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet and this summer will host an international chamber music
Norweigan electronic music duo Royksopp are enjoying the success of their third studio album “Junior” and their latest single from the album “Happy
An exhibition of art from the Afghanistan/Pakistan border region of Gandhara has opened in Berlin and will run until August 10th.
The area hit the
Thousands of people have been protesting in London demanding a ceasefire in the the Sri Lankan army’s crackdown on Tamil Tiger separatists.
A speech by the Iranian president at a controversial UN conference on fighting racism has caused protest and a walkout by some delegates.
A hijacking drama in Jamaica is over after the last of more than 180 hostages were released from a Canadian charter jet.
Officials say the suspect
A hijacking drama in Jamaica appears to be over.
The government says a gunman holding six crew members aboard a Canadian charter jet in Montego
Italy has finally agreed to welcome a group of illegal immigrants on its soil ending a four-day stand-off with neighbour Malta.
It’s been a decade since the tragic Colombine school massacre.
On the morning of April 20, 1999, two students went on a deadly rampage with
A gunman in Jamaica who has taken control of a passenger jet at Montego Bay airport is still holding five crew members.
All the passengers
A major United Nations conference on racism has got underway in Geneva, but without any world leaders except the Iranian President Mahmoud
There were famous faces missing and a distinct lack of coordination as the Summit of the Americas drew to a close in Trinidad and Tobago.
Efforts to reunify the divided island of Cyprus could be complicated by an election result in the breakaway north.
Turkish Cypriot nationalists
Farm ministers from the world’s leading industrialised and developing nations will today set out plans for overcoming the global food crisis
After getting vital supplies to 140 migrants stranded on a cargo ship, Italy has agreed to take them in – ending a four-day stand-off with its