"We couldn't move, women were tortured and raped, children were killed. I saw this with my own eyes. We didn't have any freedom, this is why I came here to Bangladesh. I came to Bangladesh to find peace."
"I can boldly say that here and now the radical right is back!"
Force and Determination movement
"While Merkel herself may not be missed much, a power vacuum in Berlin is a blow for hopes to revive the EU"
Former economic adviser to the European Commission president
"If we do not set a successful narrative ourselves, Russia’s 'malign influence' will do that for the EU."
Radu Magdin, Adelina Jelescu
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"This is how it is... Romanians are used to a hard life"
"“In ten years we will still have this same character that we have now. The character of the city with balance, with balance of nature, of leisure, of good quality of economy, and good accessibility from abroad.""
"Early diagnosis is essential."
Edmond Van Eeckhout
Alzheimer's patient carer
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UK communications manager
Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, China’s most prominent dissident, has died aged 61, officials say.
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