"There are many reasons to admire Aretha, but it’s worth pausing to reflect on how significant her impact was, and will always remain, on the genre she’s perhaps least associated with."Jeff Slate
Songwriter and journalist
"Nigerians have all the right in the world to question the authority and legitimacy of our nation’s current political leadership."Kingsley Moghalu
Candidate in next year's Presidential elections in Nigeria, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
""It’s very much a success story for the security which is in place at the moment…""Chris Phillips
Counter Terrorism Expert
"Since turning my back on white supremacy, I have worked hard to fight against the thing I once helped build. What I've learned from my own journey through hate now helps me combat it."Christian Picciolini
Emmy Award-winning director and producer, author, TEDx speaker, peace advocate and reformed extremist.
""Got a few screws loose, I guess. Never really knew it until now.""Richard 'Beebo' Russell
Suspect in Seattle stolen plane incident
"In order to reduce social exclusion and improve the standard of living of the working poor, the EU must take drastic measures and design policies both at institutional and individual levels."Giorgos Koulouris
Consultant in a Management and Consulting firm in Greece
"Maduro has reacted to the collapse of the economy by consolidating the dictatorship, intensifying human rights abuses (including torture) and further cracking down on the private sector."Juan Carlos Hidalgo
Policy analyst on Latin America at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
"If you’re sitting at home in Idaho or London, you want to see celebrity names, people that you care about”."Simon Thompson
Euronews brings you the latest news and updates as it happens this morning.
As countdown to poll begins new statistics suggest voter fatigue with the EU, and some voters' willingness to listen to old siren voices as populist parties rise.
This is how we covered news emerging on Wednesday morning.
Moqtada al-Sadr is a former militia chief who led two uprisings against the U.S-led invasion of Iraq
As Sunday's election approaches Venezuelans continue to suffer a deep and prolonged economic and social crisis.
A car exploded after polling stations closed after the first elections since the government declared victory over so-called Islamic State.
Special voting is expected to take place at nearly 500 polling stations for groups not able to vote on Saturday
A 92-year-old politician is returning to run Malaysia.
As Europe Day is marked, how much interest is there in EU politics ahead of next year's parliament elections?
Nikol Pashinian becomes the country's new prime minister after a month of protests and a climbdown by the ruling party.
Unofficial results are showing that Hezbollah and its political allies made significant gains.
They appear to have won just over half of all parliamentary seats.
There's considerable focus on the Iraqi city of Mosul ahead of elections on Saturday. The city was destroyed during a long battle with so-called Islamic State.
EU accession, counter-terrorism and the economy lay at the heart of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s manifesto launch ahead of Turkey’s general election on June 24.
Tunisia is regarded as the only democratic success of the Arab Spring after avoiding major violence or a return to authoritarian rule.
Erdogan spoke to thousands of supporters on Sunday in Istanbul ahead of next month's election
It's been nearly a decade since the people of Lebanon had a chance to determine their country's future in a parliamentary vote. Much has changed since then, and not all for the better.
Yesterday the UK held local elections across parts of the country, but the results aren’t coming in as expected…
Thursday's local elections across England saw a mixed night for the main parties, with the opposition Labour Party failing to make major headway against the ruling Conservatives.
Britain's ruling Conservatives have avoided a rout in London, as local election results show a mixed picture across the country for the Tories and Labour opposition.
Local elections in the UK are expected to provide a gauge of the popularity of Theresa May and her government colleagues.