""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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Three of Italy's biggest parties are calling for a dual currency in a bid to appeal to growing anti-euro sentiment
Bitcoins are now worth almost three times as much as an ounce of gold after a month of turmoil ending in a 50% rise in value
Sterling dropped as much as 2.5 percent as the UK election results came through, while the FTSE share index opened higher.
The pound recorded
Brazil's Bovespa index fell 10 percent on a report President Michel Temer condoned an attempt to silence a potential witness in a corruption probe.
There were no surprises from the first round of the French election which meant a relief rally for the European stock markets and beyond.
There further volatility in financial markets on Wednesday following the surprise general election announcement by Britain's prime minister.
The UK’s currency will face a major change this month, as a new design of one of the most central coins is launched.
Iceland has announced the last of the capital controls that have been in place since the 2008 financial crisis are being lifted.
UK exports rose quickly towards the end of 2016 and early in 2017 along with factory output growth which was at the strongest in seven years.
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Eurozone dismisses pessimistic euro view after the man tipped to be the US ambassador to the EU said the currency "could collapse" within 18 months.
Theresa May's announcement that the UK will leave the single market in what is widely being seen as a "hard Brexit" has already had an impact on the financial markets.
The pound plunged further against other currencies on Monday ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May's speech outlining the government's plans.
The French presidential candidate issued the stark warning in a speech at a university in Berlin.
Having risen in value in 2016 by 125 percent, the digital currency started 2017 by jumping above $1,000 for the first time in three years.
Iran’s currency, the rial, has hit an all-time record low against the U.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has suspended the withdrawal of the country's most widely-used banknote after higher-denomination notes failed to arrive in time.
Police have opened fire on protesters in parts of Venezuela after looting broke out due to a severe cash crisis.
The president says the move to take the 100-Bolivar note out of circulation is to combat smuggling, but it has been strongly criticised.