"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 US military has begun the first steps towards an eventual repeal of its ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy barring homosexuals from serving
“We want to put an end to the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh by peaceful means…but at the same time, our patience also has limits.”
Ilham Aliyev is
Workers at one of Britain’s best loved companies, Cadbury, are facing an uncertain future after its 13 billion euro takeover by an American food
Avatar has been nominated for nine Oscars including Best Film and Best Director. The Hurt Locker is neck and neck however, also with nine
US planemaker Boeing expects new orders for commercial aircraft this year to fall short of the number it will deliver because of the effects of the
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain topped four million in January.
The Labour Ministry says the total increased by 125,000
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has told a financial conference in Athens his country’s fiscal troubles are part of a wider euro zone problem
Latest figures show that Russia remains the only country pumping more than 10 million barrels of crude a day.
Russia has overtaken Saudi Arabia as
British oil major BP’s earnings were up in the final three months of last year but not by as much as industry analysts had expected.
The rise came
Twenty five years ago it was written to raise funds for those affected by the famine in Ethiopia. Today it is being re-recorded by seventy different
Days ahead of Ukraine’s hotly anticipated second round presidential run-off, a spy scandal has broken out involving Kiev’s former political master
In 1969, Concorde’s first trial flight was hailed as promising to fly people into a brand-new high-tech future at speeds of 1,330 miles per hour. It
The US airline Continental and five individuals have gone of trial accused of manslaughter over the Air France Concorde crash near Paris ten years
A massive rainstorm has caused widespread damage to the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife.
Some 82 millimetres of rain fell in 24 hours, more
Tony Blair misled his cabinet, parliament and the British public over the Iraq war. That is the assessment of his International Development Secretary
Mel Gibson is back on the big screen with a new movie thriller Edge of Darkness. The controversial star, who first made his name with “Mad Max,” has
Some of the finest works by Monet, Degas, Renoir and other French impressionist artists have been brought together in Madrid for an exhibition
A pair of amateur archaeologists claim to have found the source of an aqueduct that used to bring fresh water to ancient Rome. Acqua Traiana was
“Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker“ lead the field with nine nominations each for this year’s Oscars.
The films’ respective directors, James Cameron and
The trial has started for US airline Continental and five individuals charged with manslaughter over the Air France Concorde crash near Paris ten
Iran’s main opposition leader has promised to continue the struggle for reform. In a direct challenge to Iran’s hardliners, Mirhossein Mousavi
Torrential rain is causing havoc in Spain’s Canary Islands. The worst hit of the popular holiday destinations is Tenerife, where 82 millimetres came
In spite of attempts to ease Haiti’s stuttering aid effort, chaos continues to dog operations.
In the capital, Port-au-Prince, the wait for food
There’s shock and anger in Germany at revelations of a child sex abuse scandal in Jesuit Catholic schools and a subsequent cover-up.
The world’s biggest car-maker, Toyota, has apologised to customers for having to recall more than nine million vehicles because of faulty accelerator
Young French people on average spend three and a half hours per day in front of TV or internet screens or game consoles. That’s about 1,200 hours in
People in the Eastern member states of the European Union have become less enthusiastic about adopting the euro according to a recent Eurobarometer
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