"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."
Dozens of people have been killed and injured after a triple suicide bombing in the Iraqi city of Baquba, just days ahead of crucial parliamentary
Chile now says 800 people were killed in the weekend’s earthquake and even deadlier tsunami that followed it. President Bachelet says the final death
Three men have been arrested in Spain accused of masterminding one of the world’s biggest computer crime networks.
The trio is suspected of running
Five Italians and two Iranians police believe are members of the secret service have been arrested in Italy. One is the Rome correspondent of Iranian
Ukraine’s beleaguered Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has announced she is to take holiday leave, after her governing coalition was ousted by a vote
Meeting in Cairo, foreign ministers from the Arab League have endorsed preliminary talks between Israelis and Palestinians – in the hope they lead to
It was up to European Health and Consumer Commissioner John Dalli to announce that the genetically-modified potato may now be grown in the
The so-called ‘Frankentstein potato’ is the centre of new controversy over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the European Union.
With sales unpredictable, the world’s carmakers are keen to drive up interest by showing off new green technologies at this year’s Geneva Auto
The Greek government has approved even more spending cuts to try and rein in its bulging budget deficit and secure European financial
The recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile have raised many questions about the role science can play in minimising the destruction and loss of life
The legendary French singer Jacques Higelin has taken refuge in a lost corner of the countryside to record his latest album ‘Coup de Foudre’ – or
Hundreds of paintings and sculptures by Pablo Picasso have gone on display at the Moscow State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.
It is the biggest
The heartthrob star of Twilight, Robert Pattinson, has taken on a new role many believe will turn him from a young movie star into an actor.
Voting is underway in one of the most eagerly anticipated local elections in the Netherlands.
It is the first test of public opinion since Jan
Daimler has said it may have to take a significant charge in the current business year because of losses by Airbus on the A400M military transport
Adidas, the world’s second largest sporting goods company, has posted a weak finish to 2009 and its outlook for the current year is less optimistic
Standard Chartered has reported a 13 percent jump in 2009 profit – in line with analysts’ expectation.
Strong investment banking growth in its
Its the end of a political era in Ukraine.
The country’s parliament has backed a vote of no-confidence in the government of Prime Minister Yulia
Arab foreign ministers have given their backing to US plans for indirect talks to take place between the Israelis and Palestinians.
Senior citizens are the latest to march in protest in Greece against the government’s emergency austerity measures.
Their pensions may be frozen if
Aid is slowly beginning to arrive in the earthquake-stricken areas of southern Chile.
Four days after the 8.8 magnitude tremor killed around 800
Italian police have made a series of arrests in Milan, Rome and Turin of Italian and Iranian nationals suspected of illegal arms trading. Some of the
One source says nearly 110 people have died and 400 remain missing after deadly mudslides tore through three villages in Uganda.
A series of bombs have ripped through two police stations and a hospital in the centre and west of Baquba in Iraq.
At least 16 people have been
With 100 days to go before the South African World Cup FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he was optimistic that the country would host a successful
Cleanup in towns badly hit by earthquake and waves that followed
The global car industry is trying to forget its recent doldrums by flinging the bling at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
US singer Justin Timberlake
Iceland’s government is desperately trying to reach a last minute debt-repayment deal with Britain and the Netherlands ahead of Saturday’s crucial