"Brexit is going to be pretty bad for the UK but I also think it's going to be pretty bad for Europe"
""The concept of closing the doors to immigrants is repugnant to the concept of America.""
Governor of New York
""Russia I think could initiate hostilities sooner than we expect.""
General Sir Nick Carter
Chief of the General Staff, British Army
""These are useful skills in life, because you never know what you can expect.""
Student, Yevpatoria School
""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
Exactly a year on from the enormously destructive earthquake and tsunami, Japan is remembering.
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko led a minute of
Almost a year since the tsunami in Japan, hundreds of people are still missing from the coastal town of Minamisanriku.
The day before the
One year on, the search for missing children continues in the tsunami-hit city of Ishinomaki in northern Japan. Most of the missing students’ bodies
Shareholders of Tokyo Electric Power are suing the company’s bosses over their role in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
In the biggest claim of its
Nearly a year on from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, radiation fears continue to affect residents and food supplies along Japan’s north-east
Honda has slashed its forecast for annual profit to the lowest in three years but is anticipating a healthy rebound next year.
Moves towards restarting nuclear reactors in Japan have provoked an angry protest from people worried about a repeat of the Fukushima disaster
While concerns over the global economy and European debt problems linger into 2012, thousands of Japanese business people were on Wednesday making
Japan’s Emperor Akihito waved to cheering New Year well-wishers and said he shared in the disaster-struck nation’s pain and hoped for its recovery.
Japan’s main stock index, the Nikkei, has closed at its lowest end-of-year level since 1982.
Shares have lost around a fifth of their value over
Japan has admitted it will take up to 40 years to fully decommission the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear plant.
The government has unveiled a
The Japanese government said on Friday that the country’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has reached ‘cold shutdown’, meaning that its reactors
Toyota has more than halved its annual profit forecast. It has been cut to the equivalent of less than two billion euros because of the strong yen
The company behind Japan’s notorious Fukushima nuclear power plant has invited the cameras in.
It is all part of a move to improve the plant’s
A radioactive gas has been found at Japan’s tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, raising fresh fears over its safety.
Xenon gas, which could
A large demonstration has taken place in Tokyo calling for an end to nuclear energy in Japan, just over six months after the earthquake and tsunami
While the world is watching at the USA for 9/11 ceremonies, Japanese are honouring tsunami’s victims, six months after the tragedy happened.
People in Japan are holding ceremonies to mark the half-year anniversary of the country’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Moments of silence
Today marks six months since a devastating earthquake and tsunami caused radiation leaks at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant.
On Saturday night
The Japanese Prime Minister’s new government has suffered a blow after just eight days in office.
As Yoshihiko Noda visited tsunami and quake-hit