"There are many reasons to admire Aretha, but it’s worth pausing to reflect on how significant her impact was, and will always remain, on the genre she’s perhaps least associated with."Jeff Slate
Songwriter and journalist
"Nigerians have all the right in the world to question the authority and legitimacy of our nation’s current political leadership."Kingsley Moghalu
Candidate in next year's Presidential elections in Nigeria, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
""It’s very much a success story for the security which is in place at the moment…""Chris Phillips
Counter Terrorism Expert
"Since turning my back on white supremacy, I have worked hard to fight against the thing I once helped build. What I've learned from my own journey through hate now helps me combat it."Christian Picciolini
Emmy Award-winning director and producer, author, TEDx speaker, peace advocate and reformed extremist.
""Got a few screws loose, I guess. Never really knew it until now.""Richard 'Beebo' Russell
Suspect in Seattle stolen plane incident
"In order to reduce social exclusion and improve the standard of living of the working poor, the EU must take drastic measures and design policies both at institutional and individual levels."Giorgos Koulouris
Consultant in a Management and Consulting firm in Greece
"Maduro has reacted to the collapse of the economy by consolidating the dictatorship, intensifying human rights abuses (including torture) and further cracking down on the private sector."Juan Carlos Hidalgo
Policy analyst on Latin America at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
"If you’re sitting at home in Idaho or London, you want to see celebrity names, people that you care about”."Simon Thompson
Sergio Ramos pulled off a delightful Panenka spot kick that gave Spain the upperhand in their 4-2 penalty shoot-out win over Portugal in the
The Barclays interbank rate manipulation case has sent fresh shockwaves through the European banking industry and could cost lenders dear.
The British government has called in the fraud squad to investigate possible crimes and will tighten laws over attempts to manipulate interbank
In Germany, as far as the economy is concerned, the sun is still shining, but economists and business leaders alike admit the storm clouds are
EU leaders put on a show of solidarity as they began discussions on how to deal with the crisis in the eurozone and ultimately on the European
In a major boost to Barack Obama’s re-election bid in November, the US Supreme Court has upheld the president’s controversial healthcare reform.
Ankara is flexing its muscles by sending troops and military vehicles towards the border with Syria which last week shot down a Turkish
Barack Obama kept a campaign promise when he signed the healthcare reform law in March 2010.
The days of health insurance as a workplace perk for
Approximately 100 people have been killed today in the European Union, the same was true of yesterday and it will probably be the same tomorrow – on
“Definitely, the glaciers in Greenland are retreating,” that’s the view of Bo Vinther, Glaciologist, Centre for Ice and Climate, University of
A festival of contemporary Iranian art, Iranian Arts Now, is taking place in Paris until the end of June. It is art in its broadest sense; visual
‘Viva Forever’ is a new musical show featuring all the Spice Girls’ hits. It is set to open in London’s West End this December (at the Piccadilly
Oliver Stone’s Savages premiered this week and the star-studded cast were on the red carpet for the screening of the drug war drama.
The Queen shook hands with former IRA commander Martin McGuinness. The historical handshake happened in private at the beginning, but was repeated
Katy Perry: Part of Me is a stroll backstage with the massively successful American singer/songwriter.
Speaking about the film she said: “It was
Luxembourg’s prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker is likely to stay on as the president of the Eurogroup, according to eurozone officials.
Germans and Italians flocked to Warsaw ahead of Thursday night’s second semi-final in Euro 2012.
Germany fans were in a confident mood – the team
Some 2,000 years ago, the extravagant palace belonging to the Roman emperor Nero – the Domus Aurea meaning Golden House – stood in what was the heart
Julian Assange has been served with an extradition notice by British police. The Wikileaks founder has been seeking political asylum inside Ecuador’s
Radovan Karadzic, the former leader of the Bosnian Serb government has been acquitted of one count of genocide.
Judges in the Hague ruled there was
Radiation levels which would kill a person within 50 minutes have been detected inside the number one reactor at the Fukushima Power Plant. It is the
EU leaders have arrived for a two-day summit in Brussels, more openly divided than at any time since the euro crisis began in early 2010.
It is the
Jubilant Spanish football fans back home in Madrid celebrate their team’s victory over Portugal after a dramatic penalty shootout. For those lucky
A second attack in the last two days has shattered the calm of central Damascus.
What state media referred to as a “terrorist” bomb ripped through
Members of Greece’s new parliament have taken their oath of office at a religious ceremony.
Among those being sworn in were 18 MPs from the
Struggling French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen has raised its target for the savings it wants to make this year according to union officials taking
Looking for the next big thing in computing, Google says a consumer version of its electronic eyewear will be on sale in less than two years.
They were describing it as “epic”. Now the term being used by Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown for the blaze slowly engulfing his town is
Ankara has begun a military build-up along its border with Syria following the downing of a Turkish warplane by Syrian forces on Friday.