"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
The world’s biggest civil helicopter maker, Eurocopter, has said falling orders mean it will have to cut costs.
The financial crisis has caused a
Microsoft has launched its latest personal computer operating system – Windows 7.
It is a vital release for the world’s biggest software company
A call to break down remaining barriers to online shopping in the EU, such as national laws on VAT, recycling and copyright. The fastest-growing
It seems the economic downturn has finally caught up with the world’s biggest mobile phone network equipment maker Ericsson.
It announced a larger
Up to six billion euros is wasted per year in development aid given to other countries by the European Union; the EU aid Commissioner called the
European shares finished down one percent with Ericsson’s poor results hitting the technology sector; Ericsson itself fell seven percent.
Nestle is to use some of its large cash reserves to buy back shares quicker than originally planned.
The world’s biggest food group is likely to
A Russian organisation, Memorial, has won the European Union’s foremost human rights recognition, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, awarded
In Italy, an investigation has been launched into groups on the social networking site Facebook calling themselves: “Let’s Kill Berlusconi.”
Sweden’s Lutherian church has decided to conduct gay weddings, the first major church to do so.
Ceremonies will begin on November the first. The
Afghanistan is fuelling a 43 and a half billion euro heroin and opium market serving 15 million addicts according to a UN report.
The Pakistani army says it has killed 24 militants for the loss of two soldiers in the latest fighting in South Waziristan.
In many places the
The American vice-president Joe Biden has secured the support of Romania for the revised US missile defence system. On Monday Biden obtained similar
Stun-gun maker Taser International is advising police forces to avoid firing the devices at the chests of suspects which critics say is an admission
One of the latest studies on the health effects of mobile phones and other wifi devices – by French health watchdog AFSSET – has recommended reducing
British band Editors have just released their third album, In This Light And On This Evening, which has gone straight in at number one in the
Japan Fashion Week presents more than 40 collections for spring and summer next year. Label Mint Designs launched in 2001 and is known for its
Documentary The Cove shows the annual capture and slaughter of thousands of wild dolphins in Japan. Marine amusement parks around the world pay up to
Renewed and intense fighting in the Somali capital Mogadishu has claimed the lives of at least 30 people.
Islamist militants bent on ousting the
In a ceremony in Ancient Olympia in Greece, the Olympic flame has been lit with the sun’s rays, and the torch relay to Vancouver has begun. It is the
The company that makes Taser stun guns has admitted for the first time that the weapon carries a risk of heart problems for the target.
The United Nations has published a report on Afghanistan’s opium industry, warning that a “perfect storm of drugs and terrorism…may be heading
The Pakistani capital Islamabad has been rocked by another fatal assault just two days after twin suicide bombings at a university.
This time the
Russian human rights group Memorial has been awarded the European Parliament’s 2009 Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought.
A new opinion poll in Denmark says eighty percent of people think the biker gang wars with immigrants in Copenhagen are now out of the police’s
The Swiss authorities have admitted they tipped off their US counterparts that director Roman Polanski was travelling to Zurich.
Day five of Pakistan’s offensive against Taliban bases in southern Waziristan.
Pakistan military have been clearing out caves and finding arms
Thousands of UK postal workers have begun a 48 hour national strike in a long-running dispute over pay, jobs and modernisation plans.