"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
Opposition fighters known as the Free Syrian Army claim to have ambushed a security forces convoy in the province of Deraa.
Amateur video shows
The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been postponed until next Wednesday after resuming for the first time in two months.
The US Navy has said it will not allow one of the world’s most important oil trade routes to be disrupted, following a threat by Iran to stop ships
Australia’s Investec Loyal produced a stunning performance to clinch the Sydney to Hobart yacht race on Wednesday.
The Supermaxi, owned and
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Leaders of Bosnia’s main Serbian, Croatian and Muslim parties have agreed to form a national government, ending a 14-month political stalemate
Taking out the trash is about to get more expensive in Switzerland.
The canton of Neuchatel will increase the price of rubbish bags by two Swiss
Police in the Russian city of St Petersburg have uncovered something fishy at a local hospital morgue.
Officers seized nearly 200 kilos of illegal
Spain’s royals have revealed their salaries for the first time.
King Juan Carlos picked up a pay cheque and expenses of nearly 300,000 euros.
For Europe’s politicians, the task of 2011 was to save the euro and the way chosen to do that was to hold summits.
The region’s politicians
Unholy conduct at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as Greek orthodox and Armenian clergy clean up sections of the building.
Turkey has reached agreement with Russia to allow a pipeline to be built under the Black Sea to transport Russian gas to Europe.
The deal, removing
A giant saltwater crocodile charged at a group of Australian reptile park workers before stealing their lawnmower and dragging it back to his pool.
There is uncertainty over when elections will next be held in Greece after the interim government’s finance minister said the ballot would be
Reports say that credit card hackers are threatening to publish private emails described as damaging, after an attack on a US-based intelligence
North Korea has bid a final farewell to the man it called its ‘Dear Leader.’
For three hours, Kim Jong-il’s funeral cortege headed through the
Japan’s factories cut output more than expected in November due to supply disruptions from flooding in Thailand.
Industrial output fell 2.6 percent
Italian debt costs have halved at its latest auction of short-term government bonds.
Traders said that was thanks to an emergency austerity budget
French bank BNP Paribas is to keep a toe in the water in Russia with a joint consumer lending venture with state-backed Sberbank.
Arab League monitors in Syria say they saw “nothing frightening” during their visit to the city of Homs on Tuesday – a flashpoint for much of the
North Korea has begun two days of funeral ceremonies for its late leader Kim Jong-il. State television showed thousands of soldiers and civilians
At first sight Moscow looks completely normal. Traffic is moving, albeit slowly, the sky is grey, people are out in the streets in the rain.
China is watching events in North Korea nervously, first in line to feel the effects of developments in its unpredictable, isolated ally.
The trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resumed after a three month break.
The 83-year-old was stretchered into court in Cairo. He
Nepal’s Chitwan National Park hosted a football match with a difference, as teams of elephants took to the field for a giant kickabout.
People in Gaza City marked the third anniversary of the start of an Israeli offensive against Gaza by painting of wall murals illustrating the
Just south of the border, defectors from North Korea marked Kim Jong-il’s funeral by releasing giant balloons containing 200,000 anti-Pyongyang
While North Korea gives an emotional farewell to its ‘dear leader’ Kim Jong-Il, who died of a heart attack on December 17, the world waits to see
North Korea has begun two days of funeral ceremonies for its late leader Kim Jong-il.
State television showed thousands of soldiers and civilians
Parliamentary elections in Greece which were expected to happen in February are to be put back until April. It follows an agreement with the
Rome’s Colosseum is dropping to bits – literally.
Another small stone fragment is said to have become displaced from the front of the world famous