"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
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Incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy
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The Socialist has hit
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Merkel emphasised that she was was keen to work
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With all of the votes now counted
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The new President
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Supporters of Francois
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He goes from being the head of
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Second tour de l‘élection présidentielle française
The two contenders to be France’s next leader have cast their votes in the country’s presidential election.
Socialist candidate Francois Hollande
François Hollande has become the new President of France.
In a powerful speech to the country he thanked everyone who voted and called the 6th of
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