"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."
French authorities have demolished an illegal Roma camp in Lille, northern France.
Its occupants don’t want to leave. They claim they will be
France and Romania have ended two days of talks with promises from Bucharest to do more to improve conditions for its large Roma community.
A proposed law in Germany would ban employers from secretly filming their staff or from using social networking websites such as Facebook to not hire
Swiss authorities say they have handed over details of more than 2,000 wealthy American clients of Swiss bank UBS suspected of tax evasion.
Shareholders of Potash Corporation are the subject of a charm offensive by BHP Billiton’s boss this week.
He is in North America explaining why
As French and Romanian politicians discussed the Roma situation in Paris, a further 250 Roma were being sent back home.
They left via the Paris
The bodies of two Spanish police trainers and their interpreter shot dead by an Afghan officer have been flown home.
The Spanish prime minister
Internet search engine Google is taking on the phone companies and web calling service Skype.
It has added the ability to directly call landlines
More people living in the euro zone took out loans in July, according to the latest figures from the European Central Bank.
Loans to the private
Celebrations marking the centenary of the birth of Mother Teresa have been continuing all day in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) where she founded her
Switzerland’s economy grew at a much faster pace in the first three months of this year than had been previously calculated.
The State Secretariat
French bank Credit Agricole has reported a much better than expected 89 percent rise in second-quarter net profit at 379 million euros.
The ruling United Russia party has called on President Dmitry Medvedev to halt construction of a disputed motorway.
The building of the toll road
South Africa’s main trade union, Cosatu, is threatening to break ties with the ruling ANC party as a pay dispute enters its ninth day.
A German pop star has been handed a two-year suspended sentence for infecting a former lover with the HIV virus, while keeping her own HIV status a
France’s controversial crackdown on Roma continues with police launching a dawn raid on a camp near the northern city of Lille.
Palestinians have set fire to several cars in East Jerusalem, throwing stones and firebombs in a row with Jewish settlers.
The violence comes a
The reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is visiting China for the second time this year.
He is thought to be there with his son and probable
The Missionary of Charity holds a mass in the Indian city of Kolkata to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Mother Teresa.
A further 400,000 people have been told to leave their homes in the south of Pakistan as floods sweep down from the north.
The UN estimates some 17
Venezuelan soldiers fire tear gas at opposition candidates as campaigning for the country’s legislative elections gets under way.
The poll will
Moments of mourning for the survivors and family members of the eight Chinese tourists killed in a bungled hostage rescue in Manilla, Philippines.
More and more homeless Pakistanis are falling victim to intestinal and skin diseases due to unhygienic conditions following the flooding there.
The River Yamuna has swollen up and now threatens low-lying areas in India’s capital New Delhi.
Thousands of people came to Buñol, in Spain, for La Tomatina Festival, a popular food fight in the streets with overripe tomatoes.
Nepal’s gay community had its first international gay parade in the streets of the Nepalese capital, Katmandu.
At least 62 people have been killed in suicide attacks and car bombs in front of police stations in various Iraqi cities.
Hundreds of angered Afghan civilians attacked a Spanish base throwing rocks. They protested against the death of an Afghan policeman who was killed
Firefighters still fight fires in Ibiza. Meanwhile, tourists have fled the resorts.
Mexican officials say the 72 people found murdered at a ranch close to the US border were migrant workers trying to reach the United