"Kurds believe they are worse off as part of Iraq."
research fellow at LSE's Middle East Centre
"Teníamos ganas de oír a la gente respirar aire nuevo y reír todos juntos"
"The huge amount of spatial debris that is generated is a real problem for active satellites."
Italian Space Agency
""It was the start of the conquest of space by the Soviets, which nobody was expecting""
Former ESA Director of Science
"We need new initiatives at the European level to deepen the functioning of the monetary union."
Vice- President, ECB
"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
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Discounting protests by governments putting austerity
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The BBC World Service faces potential cuts as the government will no
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The French government says it will stand firm on pension reform despite continued unrest.
Riots led by high school students have rolled into a
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The US aerospace and defence company also boosted its forecast for
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The Spanish prime minister has announced the biggest cabinet reshuffle since the Socialists came to power in 2004.
But will it be enough to
Students in Austria have been joined by their university professors and deans to protest a budget freeze for higher education.
They say mass staff
Here in Romania, these children are learning to recycle paper – and they take it very seriously. They want to save forests, but recycling also saves
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Iraq has auctioned off three major natural gas fields to international companies.
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Another interest rate hike by the European Central Bank could be on the cards earlier than predicted, according to executive board member Juergen
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British film ‘In Our Name’ is directed by Brian Welsh and stars Joanne Froggatt. It follows female soldier Suzy on her return from a traumatic
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There has been another day of rioting against pension reforms in France.
High school students are continuing to express their anger at the
French police have been ordered to break blockades of oil depots. Picketers left three of the depots peacefully this morning, but it was reported
France’s Senate is working its way through hundreds of amendments to the unpopular pension bill as opposition members do their best to delay its
Protest action has hit supplies at around a third of France’s petrol pumps.
Hence long queues at filling stations as increasingly exasperated
Clashes broke out between police and youths in the southern French city of Lyon as protests continued against the government’s pension reform plans.
Some fuel supplies were restored in France today after police moved in on strikers blocking three oil depots to move them on. The picketers left
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Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega has
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Demonstrators took to the streets across France, while masked youths clashed with police and set fires in cities as protests against a proposed hike
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