"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
The Hohhot Cancun Grand Prix in China, the final IJF World Judo Tour event before the 2017 Suzuki World Judo Championships in Budapest in August, crowned five gold medallists on day one as the lightwe
Two US TV hosts attacked by Donald Trump after criticising his presidency have hit back, questioning his mental health.
He had dubbed the female
Magistrates in France have placed Marine Le Pen under formal investigation.
This comes after preliminary inquiries into allegations that European
Demonstrators marched in Manila a year after the firebrand leader took office
Molengeek is an IT incubator situated in Molenbeek, the poor and much-maligned neighbourhood in Brussels.
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Our weekly round-up of the top stories from Europe's de-facto political capital
Austrian court upholds compulsary purchase order on Hitler's birthplace
germany is the 14th in Europe and 23rd in the world to legalise same-sex weddings
Thousands march for justice in Turkey
Russian President Vladimir Putin has exnteded his country's counter-sanctions against the EU.
The president of China says the 'one country, two systems' model of governance for Hong Kong will not change.
Free movement of data is a key focus, as Estonia takes up EU presidency
German MPs vote for same-sex marriage.
A figurehead of the struggle for women's rights in Europe, French politician and holocaust survivor Simone Veil, has died aged 89.
high heeled dash round the Spanish capital
Just weeks after a similar incident on a highway in Osaka, Japan, a large truck carrying live pigs overturned after crashing and catching fire just
The trial has begun in Japan of three Tepco executives accused of negligence in Fukushima nuclear disaster
The parliament voted by 393 votes in favour of same-sex unions to 226 against.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Hong Kong to mark the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule.
The world's chemical weapons watchdog says the banned nerve agent sarin was used in an attack in northern Syria in April that killed dozens of people.
Trump travel ban sparks protests
In a row that centres on the Bay of Piran, judges have granted Slovenia unhindered access to international waters in the Adriatic Sea
Germany has been inundated by heavy rain and thunderstorms. Some parts of the capital, Berlin, have been left under water.
The driver apparently failed to get past protective barriers and no one was injured.