"The first time is like your first love, you'll never forget it!"Ettore Scardecchia
Head of Product Engineering, Avio
""She has dedicated her life to improving the situation of people with intellectual disabilities and their parents in Lithuania and elsewhere.""Angelika Hild
"The bigger problem comes if the EC’s flawed approach becomes the basis for new global rules and norms around digital trade"Nigel Cory
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
"Savita died because religious objections were given more value than her life."Shannon Kowalski and Susan Wood
International Women’s Health Coalition
""God willing, next year we will celebrate this event again, hoping that the reconstruction of the city will have progressed.""Najim al-Jibouri
Military Commander in Mosul
"“The substance is very stable. It can be washed away by rain, it can evaporate under the sun. But it won’t decompose.""Vladimir Uglev
""If we want the best for our children, we need to want the best for all our teachers too.""Małgorzata Kulesza
Teacher in Poland
"People in Europe worry about migration for sure. But their attitudes to it are complex and open to change"Benjamin Ward
Deputy Europe and Central Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
state of the union
Syrian rebel forces have announced the launch of a counter attack against government forces and their allies in an attempt to break a siege in eastern Aleppo.
The Russian president has been speaking at a gathering of foreign policy experts, after NATO sealed plans to boost forces on Russian borders.
Russia has denied making a refuelling request to Spain for a fleet of its warships which has been sailing for the past week en route for Syria.
Libya and Italy are reportedly close to a deal aimed at curbing the number of migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean.
The country's Justice Minister, Michael Masutha, says the court's obligations are no consistent with legislation granting diplomatic immunity to sitting leaders.
Ukraine Germany France and Russia have agreed to draw up a roadmap by the end of November on how to implement the 2015 Minsk peace deal.
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
The United States and Britain have called on the Syrian government and Russia to show mercy amid the on-going bombardment of Aleppo.
Talks to end the conflict in Syria have ended without a breakthrough.
Syria peace talks in Switzerland have reportedly ended without any agreement.
Syria peace talks have resumed in Switzerland after the failure of a short-lived ceasefire that led the US to break of diplomatic discussions with Russia.
The US and Russia are returning to the negotiating table in another attempt to secure a truce in Syria.
Hopes and fears over CETA, May continues her European tour but there is trouble back home and a worldwide protest about Ukraine makes its mark in Europe.
Senior EU ministers condemn Russia's role in Aleppo - but say the priority is to stop the bombing, not impose sanctions on Moscow.
In his first speech
as foreign secretary Boris Johnson accused Russia of "deliberate attacks on humanitarian convoys."
The Chief French Diplomat Jean-Marc Ayrault is leading the charge to save aleppo but it is putting him at odds with Russia
Ties between Russia and Turkey continue to strengthen.
Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is a step closer to being officially invested as the next UN Secretary General after receving the official recommendation of the Security Council.
The United Nations' 15-member Security Council has unanimously decided to appoint former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres, the former head of the UNHCR, as Secretary General, starting in 201
Russia has further reduced its cooperation with the United States in nuclear energy by suspending a research agreement and ending one on uranium conversion.