"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."
Lebanon’s interim prime minister Saad al-Hariri has formally declared his intention to run for Prime Minister in a new government when talks resume
The EU has announced it could freeze the assets of President Zinedine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife who have fled to Saudi Arabia.
Ahmed Bennour, a former deputy Interior Secretary of Tunisia, has told euronews he is optimistic about new relations with Europe.
Tunisia’s popular uprising has not only shaken the regime but also international diplomacy, notably that of the EU, which, for more than two decades
Many of Tunisia’s protesters say they love the army as much as they hate the police. While the police are accused of firing into crowds during the
More than 100 murder, drug trafficking and money laundering suspects have been arrested in an FBI dragnet in the northeastern US. Law enforcement
Tunisian police have fired shots into the air outside the headquarters of the RCD party.
They were trying to disperse hundreds of protesters who
The latest government figures showed China ended 2010 with strong economic growth, but inflation continued to cause concern.
The European Systemic Risk Board has met for the first time. The EU’s so-called ‘super-watchdog’ is designed to monitor Europe’s financial sector and
Morgan Stanley posted stronger-than-expected fourth quarter revenue as its brokerage profit jumped.
The results validate the bank’s strategy of
At least 50 people are reported dead in a bomb attack apparently targeting Shi’ite pilgrims in Iraq.
Between 150 and 200 people are also thought
Following a group resignation of cabinet members earlier this week, Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen has called for a parliamentary election
Hungary’s populist right-wing government is causing democratic discomfort all over Europe: a new media law squeezes press freedom; pension funds are
You might think that leprosy is a disease of the past, but millions across the world still suffer the body wasting disease.
New treatments offer
You are not likely to see Jerusalem if you are a holder of an Iranian passport, as an order on its last page prohibits any travel to the “occupied
Islamophobia has become socially acceptable in Britain, according to the co-chairman of the ruling Conservative Party.
Baroness Warsi, the first
British alternative rock band White Lies have released their second album ‘Ritual’. Formerly known as Fear Of Flying, their debut called ‘To Lose My
Romanian designers brought a taste of south-eastern European flair to the catwalks this week as part of International Berlin Fashion Week.
Another setback for Lebanon and efforts to form a new government.
First the Saudis pulled out of mediation talks and now the Turkish and Qatari
A call for economic sanctions against Belarus, as well as a European travel ban on the country’s political elite.
That is the resolution adopted by
Eastern Australia’s devastating floods will hit production at BHP Billiton’s coal mining operations for at least six more months, the company
Sony Ericsson says it is pinning its hopes for improved profits on a new line of smartphones this year.
The joint venture between Sweden’s Ericsson
Venezuela’s Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez is predicting extra output of 50,000 barrels per day from new projects in the vast Orinoco oil fields this
Protestors have surrounded the headquarters of the RCD, the party that governed Tunisia for decades until last Friday.
Behind the metal fence
Away from the hotspots, life on the streets of Tunis is slowly getting back to normal.
It is less than a week since the popular uprising which cost
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticised population control as an “imperialistic project” based on a “humanist and pleasure-seeking”
It has been a warm reception from the Obamas, but it may not be so easy in front of Congress.
The Chinese President is due to visit legislators
It has been announced that every minister in Tunisia’s interim government has resigned from the RCD party of ousted President Ben Ali.
The hope is
An American preacher who threatened a mass public burning of the Koran has been banned from entering the UK.
Pastor Terry Jones provoked