"There are many reasons to admire Aretha, but it’s worth pausing to reflect on how significant her impact was, and will always remain, on the genre she’s perhaps least associated with."Jeff Slate
Songwriter and journalist
"Nigerians have all the right in the world to question the authority and legitimacy of our nation’s current political leadership."Kingsley Moghalu
Candidate in next year's Presidential elections in Nigeria, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
""It’s very much a success story for the security which is in place at the moment…""Chris Phillips
Counter Terrorism Expert
"Since turning my back on white supremacy, I have worked hard to fight against the thing I once helped build. What I've learned from my own journey through hate now helps me combat it."Christian Picciolini
Emmy Award-winning director and producer, author, TEDx speaker, peace advocate and reformed extremist.
""Got a few screws loose, I guess. Never really knew it until now.""Richard 'Beebo' Russell
Suspect in Seattle stolen plane incident
"In order to reduce social exclusion and improve the standard of living of the working poor, the EU must take drastic measures and design policies both at institutional and individual levels."Giorgos Koulouris
Consultant in a Management and Consulting firm in Greece
"Maduro has reacted to the collapse of the economy by consolidating the dictatorship, intensifying human rights abuses (including torture) and further cracking down on the private sector."Juan Carlos Hidalgo
Policy analyst on Latin America at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
"If you’re sitting at home in Idaho or London, you want to see celebrity names, people that you care about”."Simon Thompson
From automation to online platforms, the digital economy is changing the way we work.
On World Day against Trafficking in Persons, it's clear the British government has a long way to go to end widespread sexual exploitation happening within its own borders, despite claiming to be a leader in the fight against modern slavery.
A school student from London reflects on a young Swedish woman's protest to prevent the deportation of a man to Afghanistan.
The UK government's policy on Brexit remains that “No Deal is better than a bad deal”. It should be obvious to all now though that it isn’t, says a former UK negotiator in the European Union.
As marine heatwaves increasingly wreak havoc on ocean ecosystems, a marine research scientist explains why it’s important to start naming and classifying the phenomenon.
Trump's cardinal rule of diplomacy is simple: A deal that he didn't make cannot possibly be any good.
The administration and Congress has opened a new front in its war on science by making it easier to cause extinctions
The gang the president has made the face of his immigration policy isn't all it's cracked up to be.
The European Commission should revise its proposed rules for cross-border data flows to clearly prohibit unjustified barriers done in the name of "privacy."
The Hungarian government is using legislation and smear campaigns to send a chilling message to those who act in solidarity with marginalized groups: be quiet or face the consequences.
Whether Trump likes it or not, it's in the best interests of all NATO allies to stay united in the face of potential threats, from Russia and elsewhere.
Allowing health professionals to deny women abortions based on their personal beliefs runs counter to their ethical duty to do no harm.
How much can a bunch of guys kicking around a small ball boost a bruised and battered reputation like Russia’s? More than you think.
Events like the World Cup and the Olympics kickstart a festival of patronage and allow authoritarians to seem beloved on the world stage. Enough is enough.
One thing's for sure: The EU desperately needs a better policy to deal with undocumented migrants.
Sealing Europe's borders might make voters feel safe today but it won't address the forces fueling migration, argues Human Rights Watch's Benjamin Ward.
How disinformation in countries like Romania and Moldova benefits Russia at the expense of Europe.
Your witty rejoinder to a presidential typo is just taking his bait.
Far too often we remain in thrall to the people who inflict pain and pathologies on others, writes cultural theorist Lynn Stuart Parramore.
How the Spanish left-wing party and other movements are using popular television shows to disrupt politics.