""The sting of sanctions will be painful if the regime does not change its course""
US Secretary of State
"We have to look at what the choice entails. What are we saying we have the choice to do?"
'No' campaigner in Irish abortion referendum
""My daughter is no more in the world""
Abdul Aziz Sheikh
Father of Sabika Sheikh
""My very best wishes to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day. To all of those joining the national celebration with street parties and other events, have a wonderful day.""
UK Prime Minister Theresa May
(who was not invited to the wedding)
""If humanity ever captures the energy of love it will be the second time that we have discovered fire.""
Most Reverend Michael Curry
Sermon at Royal Wedding
"After meeting Ms. Waight Keller... Ms Markle chose to work with her for her timeless and elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanour."
""Something has perturbed our Milky Way galaxy. We don't yet know what""
Gaia Project Scientist, ESA
"[The EU] shouldn't be negotiating with a gun to its head. That's not the way you treat allies."
former US ambassador to the EU
Here's a roundup of some of the brightest stories from the week to cheer up your Friday.
Serbia's monarchs were kicked out of the country during World War II but they never gave up the claim to the throne. Now a new political party is lobbying to bring the monarchy back.
The bridge linking Russia and the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014, is a source of pride for Vladimir Putin but has brought anger in Ukraine.
Florida is going through a sex-trafficking epidemic where women with drug addictions are being bought by traffickers through fraudulent treatment centres. Learn more about Florida's body snatchers in this week's NBC Left Field.
“The confirmation of this pregnancy through artificial insemination represents an historic event for our organisation but also a critical step in our effort to save the northern white rhino."
The favourites, the outsiders, the controversies: our guide to the the world's biggest sporting event ahead of kick-off in Russia in June.
Emerging coalition represents biggest challenge for bloc since Brexit
With the royal wedding fast approaching, media coverage is intensifying ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day. But do people really care?
With a completely different set of opposition candidates, Euronews looks at who Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is up against in Sunday's presidential election.
Female social media users have commandeered an Arabic Twitter hashtag that translates to "You can't drive".
In time for European Obesity Day, a study revealed that doctors don't feel they have enough training to give proper advice to overweight patients.
Commentators have been having a field day over attempts by Italy's unlikely coalition hopefuls to draw up a plan for government.
An upbeat, “party-like” anthem is more likely to gain traction in the charts than depressing ballad, yet sad songs are becoming more common, according to a study released on Wednesday.