"I have no more neighbours. Most of the markets and traditional shops in Venice have closed."
"We attribute many things to tourism, but the truth is that incivility exists both among residents and foreigners."
"It is definitely a great business model - but what kind of student can afford this?"
"I strongly recommend that he use this sensitive position as a tool for gaining divine satisfaction and as a provision for the time he meets with God"
Iranian supreme leader
"In ancient Azerbaijan, when they were making bread, sometimes they had leftover dough. They found a good use for it, a tasty one"
Restaurant manager in Azerbaijan
"The poor will get poorer and the rich will get richer."
"The public tend to curse the medical and legal professions in ethically contested situations"
University of Warwick
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In the wake of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Cuba, Business Line looks at the changes taking place there - including the economy, tourism and technology.
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Presidential candidates will certainly have to deal with a new and unprecedented situation in the relations between the United States and Cuba
French President Francois Hollande was, in May last year the first Western head of state to visit Cuba after the thaw in relations between the
Cuban leader Raul Castro and France’s President Hollande have celebrated a successful start to the veteran Communist’s tour of France. He is the
Following Russia’s ban on Ukrainian free trade in an escalation of Moscow’s squeezing of the barely-functioning economy, the Ukrainian parliament has
Russia says a ban on Western food products will also apply to Ukraine from the start of next year when a free trade agreement comes into force
As the row over the Turkish downing of a Russian fighter jet continues Moscow has announced it is to tighten controls of agricultural imports from
The United Nations General Assembly has voted to condemn the United States embargo on Cuba. It was the first vote on the resolution since the two
Cuban leader Raul Castro has used his address at the UN to call for the US trade embargo, in place for more than five decades, to be lifted. He also
Ever since the recent rapprochement between Washington and Havana, Cubans have been looking ahead to what the future might hold. Many seem confident
The Russia food boycott has created winners and losers. The impact on home soil has been an increase in production.
According to figures quoted by
A small mountain of illegally imported cheese into Russia has been bulldozed into destruction.
The action marked the start of a new law for the
With nuclear talks extended to Friday, the question remains whether Iran and six world powers can thrash out a deal by the new deadline or call it a
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has put pen to paper on a decree to extend countermeasures on the EU, US and others in retaliation to
Landlocked Moldova is increasing its efforts to overcome Russia’s export embargo.
It is using a 460-metre stretch of a port on the Danube river to
Young Cubans last December  greeted the leap in relations between their island and the United States with joy. Diplomatic relations were to be
A month after a US delegation visited Havana, Cuban officials are due in Washington for an historic visit
Half a century of hostilities have been put aside as US and Cuban officials sat down for talks.
With the first step taken by Cuba and the US in rolling back decades of mistrust and animosity, the big question is how far will they go? The Cuban
In the Cuban capital Havana, there were celebrations at the news of the thaw in relations with the US. If Obama succeeds in getting Congress to drop
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