""The ocean is a horrible, horrible place for anything manmade. The engineering has been a challenge.""
Winner European Entrepreneur of the Year
" "The creativity and ingenuity of these outstanding women and men helps to improve our daily lives and strengthens the competitiveness of the European economy.""
President, European Patent Office
""The sting of sanctions will be painful if the regime does not change its course""
US Secretary of State
"We have to look at what the choice entails. What are we saying we have the choice to do?"
'No' campaigner in Irish abortion referendum
""My daughter is no more in the world""
Abdul Aziz Sheikh
Father of Sabika Sheikh
""My very best wishes to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day. To all of those joining the national celebration with street parties and other events, have a wonderful day.""
UK Prime Minister Theresa May
(who was not invited to the wedding)
""If humanity ever captures the energy of love it will be the second time that we have discovered fire.""
Most Reverend Michael Curry
Sermon at Royal Wedding
"After meeting Ms. Waight Keller... Ms Markle chose to work with her for her timeless and elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanour."
Inspire Middle East
Could the key clue have been among the shelves of the country’s bookshops all along?
Ever wondered how to say the Hogwarts houses in other languages?
An annual competition for Earnest Hemmingway lookalikes took place in Key West, Florida, on Sunday.
Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, China’s most prominent dissident, has died aged 61, officials say.
The human rights and democracy activist was
Ali al-Moussawi is a bookworm from Baghdad in Iraq who has turned his love of reading into a career.
Russian Poet Yevtushenko laid to rest in Moscow
the global conversation
Anti-mafia author and journalist Roberto Saviano explains why he believes the UK is the most corrupt country on earth and why politicians across Europe are not prepared to tackle money laundering and
Tributes are pouring in for the Russian poet who strove to liberate artistic expression from the shackles Soviet politics
Legendary folk-songwriter Bob Dylan has finally accepted his Nobel Prize at a private event in Stockholm
Roberto Saviano continues writing despite death threats after his book on the Camorra. We meet him at the "Italissimo Festival"
Japanese author Haruki Murakami has his fans abuzz with the publication of his first proper novel in four years.
British fantasy writer Philip Pullman, whose 'His Dark Materials' catapulted him to global stardom, returns to the fantasy world with a new trilogy.
Scots celebrate Robert Burns’ birthday every year on January 25.
From actors and writers to musicians, the close of the year is a time to remember those who inspired and challenged us but whose muse has been silenced.
A poem handwritten by Jewish schoolgirl Anne Frank has sold for a high price at auction.
After weeks of public speculation, Bob Dylan has confirmed he will not pick up his Nobel Prize for Literature in person.
The French-Moroccan writer has been awarded the top literary award in France, the Prix Goncourt, for "Chanson douce" ("Sweet song").
The funeral of Italian Nobel-winning playwright Dario Fo has been held in Milan Author of ‘‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’‘ and more than 70 other plays, Fo’s political activities saw him banned f
Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
Musician Bob Dylan wins the Prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."