"Terror doesn’t form by itself. Terror and terrorists have gardeners"
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
"Since we have a banking union, there needs to be a European solution."
European Economic Commissioner
"Viktor Orbán is not the only populist politician on the continent with burning ambitions and politics that belong in a dark and distant past."
Gauri van Gulik
Europe Director, Amnesty International
""Alone we wouldn't be as successful as we are with the 22 countries together""
Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta
Chief Diversity Officer, European Space Agency
"It’s mainly due to drinking of water from contaminated, shallow sources. We’ve intensified chlorine spraying in the localised infection centres."
"The external public debt stock increased by Sh42.5 billion ($4,253.0 million) from Sh185 billion ($18,504.5 million) on December 2016 to Sh227 billion ($22,757.4 million) by end of December last year."
"To try to demand from the government in Belgrade to make a choice: whether you are with Russia or you with the West well, it is to step on the same rake as in the Ukrainian crisis"
Russian foreign minister
"The people who made the film were very specific about the references they used in relationship to Africa. They are pulling from the best fashion and art."
Amid the tense stand-off between Barcelona and Madrid, the regional government has refused to call early elections.
Anxiety rises in Catalonia as Spain's political crisis deepens
Pro-independence regional government chief Carles Puigdemont says Catalonia won't accept Madrid's moves to impose direct rule
Spain threatens to put Catalonia under direct central rule if region doesn't abandon independence drive by Thursday
Catalan leader calls for dialogue in response to the Spanish prime minister's deadline, under threat of the region's autonomy being suspended.
The clock is ticking as Madrid waits for Catalan leaders to clarify its independence bid by a five-day deadline
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Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy asked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to confirm if he has declared independence
Chinese artist, Cai Guo-Qiang is preparing an exhibition in Madrid by exploding gunpowder on canvas to create his artworks
Olga is a travelled Catalonian who now lives in Madrid with her husband, a local man, and son. She contends that the independence movement does not own her homeland.
Tens of thousands of people gathered in central of Madrid on Saturday amid tensions over Catalonia’s recent push for independence.
Many Catalans seek lives eleswhere, and for those living in Madrid there's a change in the atmosphere
The Spanish government has stepped up economic pressure on the Catalan government by passing a law making it easier for companies to move their operations around the country dealing a potential blow to the region's finances.
A fresh legal ruling in Madrid has complicated the region's breakaway efforts
Pro and anti-independence supporters have held more protests in Catalonia.
In Barcelona, a few hundred Spanish loyalists hit the city’s streets
Pro-independence parties which control the regional parliament have asked for a debate and vote on declaring independence.
Spain’s King Felipe has condemned the organisers of Catalonia’s disputed independence referendum, calling for unity.
In a rare national address
Celebrations in Barcelona after 90% back splitting from Spain
Demonstrations for and against Catalonia vote attract high turn outs over divisive issue