"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."
The IMF claim that the world is finally emerging from a deep global recession thanks to a swift economic turnaround in Asia.
After a year of the
The Serious Fraud Office in the UK has announced it will look to prosecute BAE systems over bribery allegations.
The country’s largest arms
Euro Zone finance ministers and central bank governors are in Gothenburg to discuss when and how to withdraw financial support for the economy
European shares closed down on Thursday as fears about the global economy resurfaced.
The banks suffered HSBC, Barclays and Commerzbank all down
Unemployment in the Euro Zone has risen to its highest level in more than 10 years, adding to fears that the economic recovery is likely to be slow
A belated ceremony for the Council of Europe’s 60th anniversary has been far from harmonious.
Various of the rights organisation’s 47 member
In an Irish pub just opposite the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels, some of the patrons think the public’s perception of Europe as
The EU’s foreign policy chief Javier Solana has said he believes Iran intends to fully cooperate with UN’s nuclear watchdog over its atomic
Voters in the euro zone’s weakest economy, Greece, will have a chance on Sunday to decide which party is best placed to lead them out of recession
It’s now known 1100 people died in Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Indonesia, but it’s feared that number may rise still further. Rescuers in
Padang’s medical resources have been overwhelmed by the disaster. A hospital even collapsed in the quake; hundreds of patients and doctors are
The Romanian government has collapsed. The Social Democrats have quit and shattered the coalition in protest at the sacking of the Interior minister
At least 149 people have died in the tsunami that struck the Samoan islands and Tonga on Tuesday. Survivors are continuing to search through the
Thousands of years ago, Mars and Earth probably presented similar primative environments so if life existed on earth, then we can legitimately
Ricky Gervais wrote, co-directed and starred in this comedy about a liar in a truthful credulous world.
Critics are calling it smart, cool and
Felipe Oliveira Baptista showed his spring and summer pret-a-porter collection at the Paris shows. The look was rock chick inspired, even down to
Crucial talks between Iran and the major powers have begun in Geneva to discuss the true nature of Tehran’s atomic ambitions.
Earlier today, the
A major relief operation has begun in the Pacific islands of Samoa and American Samoa. They were hit by a tsunami on Tuesday afternoon leaving a
The Romanian president has approved the Prime Minister’s sacking of Interior Minister Dan Nica, deepening a standoff that could bring down the
Public prosecutors in Italy have urged a court in Milan to jail 26 Americans for the kidnapping of a terrorism suspect in a 2003 CIA operation
At least 220 people have been killed in the earthquake that struck the city of Padang and surrounding areas on Indonesia’s Sumatra island according
Italy’s lower house of parliament has approved a tax amnesty on undeclared overseas funds after the government called for a vote of confidence on the
The People’s Republic of China marked its 60th anniversary today with a show of military prowess.
Hundreds of missiles and tanks and thousands of
Survivors of the tsunami which hit the Samoan islands in the South Pacific could only stand and stare at the devastation.
The waves, triggered by
A second earthquake has hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra where it is feared thousands of people died in an earlier quake.
Iran will today come under mounting pressure to reveal the true nature of its nuclear programme during talks in Geneva.
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