"Terror doesn’t form by itself. Terror and terrorists have gardeners"
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
"Since we have a banking union, there needs to be a European solution."
European Economic Commissioner
"Viktor Orbán is not the only populist politician on the continent with burning ambitions and politics that belong in a dark and distant past."
Gauri van Gulik
Europe Director, Amnesty International
""Alone we wouldn't be as successful as we are with the 22 countries together""
Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta
Chief Diversity Officer, European Space Agency
"It’s mainly due to drinking of water from contaminated, shallow sources. We’ve intensified chlorine spraying in the localised infection centres."
"The external public debt stock increased by Sh42.5 billion ($4,253.0 million) from Sh185 billion ($18,504.5 million) on December 2016 to Sh227 billion ($22,757.4 million) by end of December last year."
"To try to demand from the government in Belgrade to make a choice: whether you are with Russia or you with the West well, it is to step on the same rake as in the Ukrainian crisis"
Russian foreign minister
"The people who made the film were very specific about the references they used in relationship to Africa. They are pulling from the best fashion and art."
Resistance to Madrid’s imposition of direct control on Catalonia has been muted and the secessionist leadership is in disarray.
Catalonia’s independence referendum on October 1 has plunged Spain into its biggest political crisis for a generation.
The north-east region’s
Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is set to call a snap regional election, political allies said, a move that could help break a one-month deadlock
Amid the tense stand-off between Barcelona and Madrid, the regional government has refused to call early elections.
Reports now claim leader Carles Puigdemont is not going to Madrid for last-ditch talks
The Catalonian Parliament will meet later this week to consider its response to the Spanish government's decision to claw back the region's autonomy.
Anxiety rises in Catalonia as Spain's political crisis deepens
Pro-independence regional government chief Carles Puigdemont says Catalonia won't accept Madrid's moves to impose direct rule
A three act tragedy sprinkled with comedy, Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera – or masked ball – is one of the Italian composer’s most acclaimed masterpieces.
Spain's crisis with Catalonia impacts on the bid to become the next base for the EU's pharmaceutical watchdog
According to a local trade association, visitor numbers have gone down since the start of October.
Madrid's jailing of two separatist leaders provokes huge demonstrations in Barcelona
People chanted 'independence', while demanding the release of two Catalan leaders who were imprisoned for sedition
Spain threatens to put Catalonia under direct central rule if region doesn't abandon independence drive by Thursday
Catalan leader calls for dialogue in response to the Spanish prime minister's deadline, under threat of the region's autonomy being suspended.
Spain's economy could grow less than initially expected next year because of uncertainty over Catalonia
"At least we are talking" Spanish PM's call for clarity is seen as the reopening of dialogue by some Catalans
Some thought the day would never come but 'delayed independence ' gets mixed response
In a symbolic gesture Catalan MPs signed a docucument declaring independence
“ I think we’ve won the right to be heard. They’ve never wanted to listen to us. “
These are the words of Carles Puigdemont, the man who has defied