"We need new initiatives at the European level to deepen the functioning of the monetary union."
Vice- President, ECB
"Kurds believe they are worse off as part of Iraq."
research fellow at LSE's Middle East Centre
"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
"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
Three members of a Ukrainian group known for their topless protests claim they were mistreated after being arrested in Belarus.
The women from
The new Spanish prime minister has chosen mostly close advisers to make up his cabinet, which has the unenviable task of reviving a floundering
The headlines on Luis Suarez have gripped England, sparking reaction beyond the family of football fans.
There has been outrage in some quarters
England football captain John Terry is to face criminal charges over allegations that he racially abused the Queens Park Rangers defender Anton
A Soyuz rocket has blasted off, carrying a Russian, an American and a Dutchman, bound for the International Space Station. The all-veteran crew
An Italian-owned oil tanker and its crew have been released by Somali pirates amid reports a ransom of over 8.5 million euros has been paid.
Governing North Korea and the country’s dealings with the outside have entered a period of suspense. The world is waiting to see how the
Dozens of investigators have raided buildings belonging to the Japanese company Olympus in Tokyo.
Their inquiry revolves around an accounting
The European Central Bank put nearly half a trillion euros on offer, and euro zone banks fell over themselves to grab as much of the cheap finance as
Christians living in Jerusalem are being offered free Christmas trees to celebrate the upcoming holiday.
However, it is not Father Christmas
Four hands, two sisters. They are the most famous piano duo in the world: Katia and Marielle Labèque from the Basque region of France.
The elections earlier this month for the new Russian Duma brought ordinary people out in the biggest protests since the breakup of the old Soviet
Transatlantic turbulence lies ahead, now that all airlines flying to and from the EU will be charged for their carbon emissions from January 1.
There will be at least two days of disruption for rail passengers in Belgium after a series of wildcat strikes the day before a planned general
A close ally of Vladimir Putin has been elected speaker of Russia’s State Duma, at its first sitting since a parliamentary poll critics say was
Egypt has reacted angrily to what it has denounced as “foreign interference” in response to international condemnation of the abuse of women by the
Five Polish soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan.
It is the deadliest single incident for Poland since it joined the NATO-led coalition there
Thousands of Czechs have turned out in Prague to pay their respects to the former president Vaclav Havel following his death at the weekend.
Chinese government officials have reportedly agreed to suspend the construction of a power plant, after thousands of angry residents took part in a
It seems Santa Claus is quite the linguist, wishing Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all in English, German, French, Italian and Swedish.
The eight-day celebration of Hanukkah has begun in New York City, as US Senator Charles Schumer helped light what is purported to be the world’s
Both sides in the Syrian conflict are flexing their muscles ahead of the arrival of Arab League monitors.
New amateur video claims to show
December 22, 2001 A cat named CC, or Carbon Copy (pictured), is born at Texas A&M University, making her the world’s first cloned domestic animal
Italy’s economy contracted in the third quarter, sparking fears that the country might have gone into its fifth recession since 2001.
GDP fell 0.2
The leader in the Dutch telecoms market, KPN, is being scrutinised by the country’s regulator for possible law violations to the detriment of
Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has convened for the first time since this month’s elections sparked widespread protests.
Iraq’s Shi’ite Prime Minister has called on Kurdish authorities to hand over Sunni Vice-President Tareq al-Hashemi.
Speaking at a news conference
The Czech parliament mourned Vaclav Havel on Tuesday (December 20) with a minute of silence.
Japan has admitted it will take up to 40 years to fully decommission the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear plant.
The government has unveiled a