"Next year will be the last chance to pursue EU-level reforms before a fateful year of reckoning begins."
Former Swedish prime minister
""A big part of the rulers' legitimacy is based on people's fear""
"All the governments need to channel these emotions somehow: they chose food."
Analyst, German Council on Foreign Relations
"The V4 states never acknowledged that for an EU-wide problem, there can be only an EU-wide solution"
" It's worth mentioning that Salbuturol is a good masking agent for other drugs possibly taken."
"If you don't handle the negative side of big data there is always a risk of a backlash"
EU Competition Commissioner
Tehran says rescue operations have been ended in areas hit by a powerful earthquake at the weekend that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands.
Most of the victims were in Kermanshah province, on Iran's border with Iraq.
The quake was felt as far south as Baghdad, some 300 km away.
The death toll rises following powerful earthquake in Iran-Iraq border region.
Dozens have been killed and thousands of homes have been flattened as the storm rages in the country's central and southern regions.
Fire brigades work though the night to battle forest fires.
Schools across Northern Ireland are to remain closed on Tuesday in the wake of Storm Ophelia
After its worst weekend this year for wildfires, Portugal's PM defends his government's attempts to reform fire prevention
Galicia's President says some of the fires threatening Vigo are criminal in nature.
Only two chicks have survived out of 18,000 breeding pairs of Penguins in the eastern Antarctic
A volcano in southwestern Japan that had been dormant for six years began erupting on Wednesday, spewing ash over farms, towns and cities.
The bad weather caused by a tropical depression is wreaking havoc mostly in the north and centre of the country.
Hurricane Nate doused Central America with heavy rains on Thursday, killing at least 12 people in Nicaragua, nine in Costa Rica, two in Honduras and two in El Salvador.
Now a Category 1 Hurricane, Nate has ripped a deadly path through Central America, and is now bearing down on New Orleans.
Swiss Alps under pressure as scientists stress negative effects of global warming.
The body of the final missing person in Mexico City's earthquake has been found, and the search abandoned for any more victims with the final death toll at 369.
Mount Sinabung has been active since 2013
With rescue teams only just reaching many interior parts of Puerto Rico the island faces years of work to repair the damage done by Hurricane Maria.
Tuesday's 7.1-magnitude quake has killed at least 318 people, and experts warn more tremors are likely.
Puerto Rico & the Dominican Republic, among the worst-hit by Hurricane Maria, faced with daunting rexconstruction task.