"We, the people of the world, have got to own this new technology, so that the profits and rewards come broadly to people, rather than go to a few billionaires."
Prof. Richard Freeman, Harvard economics professor
"We, here on the continent, haven’t had a change of heart. Our hearts are still open to you"
European Council President
"There is no alternative for us other than to fight back. This is the biggest challenge for my generation"
Greek university student
""The main thing is we got him back on board, he is safe. But I think it just showed everyone how hard it is to actually see the guy in the water, even on a sunny day, 18 knots and sunshine, you know you wouldn't want to be doing it in 20 knots in the dark. I don't think you would find him you know.""
Skipper, Team Hun Sung Hai/Scallywag
"These are really important social issues that affect all of us all over in our communities. And we can't just leave this up to governments to solve these problems"
"‘Aussie flu’ is actually a bit of a misnomer. It is a strain that we have seen in previous seasons in the UK, in fact we saw it circulating last season. Hospital admissions have increased due to a combination of influenza A and B and no strain is currently dominating."
Professor Paul Cosford
Medical Director, Public Health England
""Oh it's a huge part! It's really exciting singing this and it's super challenging, to act and to sing. So for me it's really special to do it, really.""
"The poles amplify all the phenomena we see everywhere else on the globe"
Slovenian voters have lifted a major obstacle to Croatia’s hopes of European Union membership.
They have voted to approve an international
Slovenians vote in a referendum on a border deal with Croatia today which could affect their southern neighbour’s potential
Britain’s three major party leaders appeared in public together on Saturday for Victory in Europe day commemorations.
But in private, intense
Controversial changes to Turkey’s constitution will be put to a referendum after failing to win the support of two-thirds of lawmakers to give them
Supporters of the anti-American radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have been voting on who should be Iraq’s prime minister.
The two-day poll, which
The Iraqi elections may be over, but for some the voting goes on – especially for the possible kingmakers in the forming of a new
Voters in Switzerland have overwhelmingly rejected a reform of the occupational pension scheme in a major upset for the government.
Nearly 73 per
The people of Iceland have been celebrating getting their point across to their politicians.
The public voted loud and clear in a referendum
It’s official – Iceland has said no. The referendum result is a resounding rejection of the proposed payment plan. Of votes counted so far, less
The people of Iceland are today widely expected to vote against a deal to pay back debt to Britain and the Netherlands.
The money has been owed
The people of Iceland are being asked today whether or not to support a deal to pay back billions of euros to the British and Dutch governments
Iceland’s economic woes look set to continue as the crisis-hit North Atlantic island nation prepares to go to the polls for a referendum on the
Iceland’s government is desperately trying to reach a last minute debt-repayment deal with Britain and the Netherlands ahead of Saturday’s crucial
Voters in two French overseas departments in the Caribbean have overwhelmingly said ‘no’ to greater autonomy from Paris.
Nearly 70 percent in
The clock is now ticking for Iceland to decide how it will repay a massive debt to Britain and the Netherlands. Parliament has set a March 6 deadline
Britain and the Netherlands have reacted angrily after Iceland’s President bowed to public pressure and rejected a UK, Dutch financial compensation
The president of Iceland has vetoed controversial legislation that would have forced taxpayers to pay for the country’s failed banks.
One of Spain’s wealthiest regions has made a symbolic bid for independence, in an unofficial vote watched closely by other wantaway groups – notably
A symbolic vote designed to test the Catalan public’s appetite for independence from Spain is underway in the region.
As many as 700,000 people
Separatism is in the air in Spain this weekend, as Catalunya stages an unofficial referendum on independence. Spain’s 17 regions already enjoy