"This piece of concrete made me who I am now."
Albanian hotel owner
"Kurds believe they are worse off as part of Iraq."
research fellow at LSE's Middle East Centre
"Teníamos ganas de oír a la gente respirar aire nuevo y reír todos juntos"
"The huge amount of spatial debris that is generated is a real problem for active satellites."
Italian Space Agency
""It was the start of the conquest of space by the Soviets, which nobody was expecting""
Former ESA Director of Science
"We need new initiatives at the European level to deepen the functioning of the monetary union."
Vice- President, ECB
"I agree with the Trump policy about putting additional requests to China, because China can do more."
Former US Secretary of State
"France and Germany shouldn't be bullying the other 26."
MEP, Christian Democrats
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BES continues after the government’s rescue
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It said to be due
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The bonds – which are due to mature
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The cuts are needed to reduce its budget deficit
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The move is intended to
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Privatising it was
Amid angry protests on the streets of Lisbon, the Portuguese parliament has approved the country’s budget for 2014.
600,000 public sector workers
It is a day of “national outrage, protest and struggle” in Portugal. That’s how the country’s biggest union referred to the rallies and demos which