""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
""It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.""
""What is amazing is that whatever issues they are having at home, whatever is missing from their lives or causes them pain, our school is theirs""
Winner, Global Teacher Prize
"#MSF is concerned that again politics are being placed above people’s lives. The priority must be the importance of the well being & safety of the people on board."
French international medical assistance NGO
""The ocean is a horrible, horrible place for anything manmade. The engineering has been a challenge.""
Winner European Entrepreneur of the Year
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The third edition of the Luxor Egyptian and European Film Festival is underway. Screened at the opening ceremony, 'The Loves of Pharaoh' by
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The bank’s Governor has spoken of
Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani after driving out Islamic State fighters, a monitoring group and Syrian state media said, although Washington said the four-month battle was no
Freed from jail on Monday, the sons of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, are said to have visited their father in the military hospital where
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Crude prices rose on Friday after the death of Saudi Arabia’s king added to the uncertainty in global oil markets.
But the effect was not great and
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