"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."
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The 2008 Moto
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Norway’s finance minister
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Rescue workers in southeastern Turkey are fighting to free people still trapped by a powerful earthquake.
More than 260 people are known to have
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Some have lost
The Swedish car maker Saab has said it is terminating a 245 million euro investment deal with two Chinese companies.
Saab’s owners said carmaker
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President Barack Obama has been unveiling new measures to help struggling US homeowners including refinancing their mortgages, as well as a student
The euro zone’s private sector slipped further into decline in October.
The latest business surveys show the bloc’s economy is now in serious
Japan’s finance minister Jun Azumi has flagged up a possible currency intervention by the government as the yen hit a record high against the dollar
The headlines in Italian papers spoke of a sense of ridicule after leaders at the weekend’s major euro zone crisis summit told Italy’s Prime Minister
Vatican security escorted away a man who managed to climb up on top of the colonnade at St. Peter’s Square during a canonisation mass led by Pope
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