""She has dedicated her life to improving the situation of people with intellectual disabilities and their parents in Lithuania and elsewhere.""Angelika Hild
"The bigger problem comes if the EC’s flawed approach becomes the basis for new global rules and norms around digital trade"Nigel Cory
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
"Savita died because religious objections were given more value than her life."Shannon Kowalski and Susan Wood
International Women’s Health Coalition
""God willing, next year we will celebrate this event again, hoping that the reconstruction of the city will have progressed.""Najim al-Jibouri
Military Commander in Mosul
"“The substance is very stable. It can be washed away by rain, it can evaporate under the sun. But it won’t decompose.""Vladimir Uglev
""If we want the best for our children, we need to want the best for all our teachers too.""Małgorzata Kulesza
Teacher in Poland
"People in Europe worry about migration for sure. But their attitudes to it are complex and open to change"Benjamin Ward
Deputy Europe and Central Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
"If there is peace between Ethiopian and Eritrean people, the horn of Africa region will be a region of peace and development."
Tennis world number-two Novak Djokovic has hired Boris Becker as his new head coach.
The Serb will begin working with Becker in the run up to next
A cutting edge, billion-pixel camera will be launched into space on the world-famous Gaia telescope in an effort to learn more about the origin and
Argentina’s newly-crowned league champions San Lorenzo have paid a visit to their most famous fan – the pope!
Players and officials from the Buenos
Injured French skier Tessa Worley will go under the knife next month.
The 24-year-old damaged knee ligaments after crashing at the World Cup slalom
Newly re-elected Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, and French President, François Hollande, delivered a joint statement from Paris, on the eve of
When will we have electricity again, Mom? This is a question scores of Greek children are asking their parents as darkness falls.
Spanish football giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are among seven teams under investigation over allegations of irregular public funding.
A Chinese government crackdown on domestic trading of the virtual currency bitcoin is starting to have an effect.
A leading Shanghai-based
The European Commission has pledged 147 million euros in aid for people affected by the war in Syria.
It has signed a contract with three United
Former President of Egypt, Mohamed Mursi is to stand trial on charges of international conspiracy.
The charges include conspiring with foreign
Thirty Greenpeace activists and two jailed members of the Pussy Riot protest group could soon be freed after Russia voted to extend an amnesty to
The European Commission threatened Italy with legal action on Wednesday in reaction to images of young Africans being sprayed for scabies in a
European Union diplomats approved new anti-tobacco legislation on Wednesday placing new restrictions on how products are made and sold.
Some of music and cinema’s biggest talents have come together for the annual charity concert “Christmas in Washington”.
This year’s line-up
‘The Physician’ is the story of an English surgeon’s apprentice who sets off on a journey across Europe to learn medicine from Muslims in Persia
Eurozone finance ministers have agreed a key step towards a plan for a banking union – how to ensure financing for closing lenders down.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged European partners to tackle flaws in the eurozone by taking control of economic policy and making politically
A carpenter by trade, criminal turned celebrity Ronnie Biggs has died at the age of 84.
In the summer of 63, the cash-strapped youth joined a gang
Britain’s unemployment rate has plunged to its lowest level in four-and-a-half years.
It was at 7.4 percent of the workforce in the three months to
The US Federal Reserve has announced it will trim its aggressive bond-buying programme.
In what amounts to the beginning of the end of its
Pumeza Matshikiza has come a long way from the townships of South Africa.
Today, the soprano is part of one of Europe’s foremost opera houses, the
The European Commission is proposing a ban on the cloning of farm animals in the EU and on the import of such clones.
It is also putting forward
In South Sudan around 16,000 people have taken shelter in UN compounds in the capital Juba after the latest between rival groups of soldiers spilled
Anti-government protesters continue to brave the cold in Kyiv’s Independence Square. Music and colourful tents help keep momentum high but news of