"The first time is like your first love, you'll never forget it!"Ettore Scardecchia
Head of Product Engineering, Avio
""She has dedicated her life to improving the situation of people with intellectual disabilities and their parents in Lithuania and elsewhere.""Angelika Hild
"The bigger problem comes if the EC’s flawed approach becomes the basis for new global rules and norms around digital trade"Nigel Cory
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
"Savita died because religious objections were given more value than her life."Shannon Kowalski and Susan Wood
International Women’s Health Coalition
""God willing, next year we will celebrate this event again, hoping that the reconstruction of the city will have progressed.""Najim al-Jibouri
Military Commander in Mosul
"“The substance is very stable. It can be washed away by rain, it can evaporate under the sun. But it won’t decompose.""Vladimir Uglev
""If we want the best for our children, we need to want the best for all our teachers too.""Małgorzata Kulesza
Teacher in Poland
"People in Europe worry about migration for sure. But their attitudes to it are complex and open to change"Benjamin Ward
Deputy Europe and Central Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
Struck by terrorist attacks and natural catastrophes around the world, 2017 also saw major political change.
Myanmar’s all-powerful army launches an offensive in the state of Rakhine in August.
Coalition talks between the CDU and the SPD may not start until 2018, a top official close to Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.
Key ally of Chancellor Merkel urges SPD to change mind to ensure stable government after collapse of coalition talks
Robert Mugabe became Zimbabwe’s leader after the country gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1980. He was first elected as Prime Minister
Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri can only prove he is free by returning home from Saudi Arabia where he went to announce his resignation as prime minister
Lebanon's prime minister, Saad al-Hariri has spoken out for the first time since his resignation a week ago, saying he would return to his country within days.
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is coming under pressure to declare full independence.
As deputy director of the Catalan newspaper La Vanguardia, dean of the College of Journalists and professor of journalism at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Josep Carles Rius has been watching
Pro and anti-independence supporters have held more protests in Catalonia.
In Barcelona, a few hundred Spanish loyalists hit the city’s streets
Peru’s opposition-controlled Congress ousted center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczysnki’s cabinet in a vote of no-confidence early on Friday
The Turkish President describes Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats party as an "enemy of Turkey"
Venezuela's new pro-government constituent assembly has removed dissident state prosecutor Luisa Ortega from her job.
The president attacks US 'gringos' and UK-based electoral firm over its claims that turnout was inflated in the consituent assembly vote.
There is a claim the turnout figures in Venezuela's recent election for a new assembly were "tampered" with
A fresh warning from Washington as it considers further sanctions on what it calls the "Maduro dictatorship".
Bilateral relations between Russia and the United States will not recover anytime soon.
Pro-government protesters storm Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly, injuring a number of politicians and journalists.
Maduro raises minimum wage by 50% but critcs say country cannot afford it.
President Maduro condemns 'terrorist attack' as helicopter apparently tries to bomb Supreme Court