"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
"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"
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