""There are still too many people who are left out of that recovery and acceleration of growth.""
IMF Managing Director
"Give up attempts to solve the existing problems by force."
Russian Foreign Minister
""Inequality is not inevitable, it's not like the weather. It's a policy choice.""
Oxfam’s head of policy on inequality.
""It's unbecoming for a cardinal to ski badly.""
Pope John Paul II
""The sheer scale of the challenges our world faces makes concerted, collaborative and integrated action more essential than ever.""
Professor Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
"The US is enduring an unprecedented crisis of trust... The root cause is the lack of objective facts and rational discourse"
President and CEO, Edelman
""We can get past this manufactured crisis and get on to a host of serious issues before us that require thoughtful bipartisan negotiations.""
Senate Majority Leader
""You may carry a smartwatch during the day for practical reasons and later want to feel elegant, have a kind of intimate bond with your object, or just feel good about yourself. I believe in the comfort and elegance that a fine watch brings today so I think there is room for both and I'm not particularly worried.""
CEO, La Montre Hermès
More excerpts from our interview with baritone Plácido Domingo.
Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’ is a highlight of this year’s Salzburg Festival, thanks in part to an outstanding cast.
It is one of the most popular
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No fewer than three
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Both cult and
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