""It was the start of the conquest of space by the Soviets, which nobody was expecting""
Former ESA Director of Science
"We need new initiatives at the European level to deepen the functioning of the monetary union."
Vice- President, ECB
"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
United Arab Emirates
In this week’s Business Middle East we take a look at global markets’ performance ahead of the US interest rate decision. With the countdown underway
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After global markets recorded sharp losses on the recent Black Monday a wave of cautious recovery saw them regain some of the largest losses since
One week after the People’s Bank of China devalued the yuan Business Middle East focuses on reactions to the central bank’s latest action which was
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United Arab Emirates
It’s the year’s biggest box office smash, the fourth of all time. Cars used in “Furious 7” have been on display to fans in the United Arab Emirates
A new scandal undermining the reputation of international banking has been added to a long list of previous cases. Under the spotlight this time is a
The significant rise in oil prices at the start of May meant they reached their highest levels so far in 2015. To what extent are they recovering?
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing won leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race on Monday. Skipper Ian Walker and his crew completed the 6,776 nautical mile leg from
A military operation, “decisive storm”, was launched last week against the Houthis in Yemen. There have been lots of questions and analysis about the