""Russia I think could initiate hostilities sooner than we expect.""
General Sir Nick Carter
Chief of the General Staff, British Army
""These are useful skills in life, because you never know what you can expect.""
Student, Yevpatoria School
""There are still too many people who are left out of that recovery and acceleration of growth.""
IMF Managing Director
"Give up attempts to solve the existing problems by force."
Russian Foreign Minister
""Inequality is not inevitable, it's not like the weather. It's a policy choice.""
Oxfam’s head of policy on inequality.
""It's unbecoming for a cardinal to ski badly.""
Pope John Paul II
""The sheer scale of the challenges our world faces makes concerted, collaborative and integrated action more essential than ever.""
Professor Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
"The US is enduring an unprecedented crisis of trust... The root cause is the lack of objective facts and rational discourse"
President and CEO, Edelman
UK retail sales jumped by 2.3 percent on the month in April as shoppers set aside their concerns about fast-rising inflation following the Brexit vote
British retail sales posted their biggest quarterly fall in seven years in Q1 2017, as rising prices since the Brexit vote pressured consumers.
Inflation in Britain was unchanged last month, but was still up 2.3 percent compared to a year ago. Retail sales dipped in March
February was a good month for fashion as Europeans bought clothers by the bundle boosting the overall retail sales figures beyond expectations.
Zara owner Inditex, the world's biggest clothing retailer, has reported a 10 percent jump in annual net profit.
There's an indication that higher inflation is hitting retail sales in Spain. They were up by just 0.1 percent in January from a year earlier.
German imports were up 3 percent in January from December. Exports were also surprisingly strong underscoring the momentum in Europe's biggest economy
A UK-based online grocery retailer is developing a robotic hand that could one day pick fruit and vegetables for customers’ orders.
Internet retailer Amazon has made its first drone delivery in Europe and the first ever directly to a customer. It took place in Cambridge, England.
The latest salvo in Amazon's quest for retail domination.
With the US election behind them, Americans headed to the malls for some retail therapy on Black Friday.
It was spend, spend, spend in Britain in October as retail sales surged by 1.9 percent from September and jumped 7.4 percent from a year ago.
Top UK retailer Tesco has settled a fight with consumer goods producer Unilever over price rises prompted by the weak pound following the Brexit vote.
Euro zone retail sales rose more than expected in July, posting the largest monthly increase of the year despite the British vote in June to leave the European Union.
Wal-Mart is fighting back against Amazon by offering free shipping for all items ordered online for a limited period around its rival's 'Prime Day' event.
Retail sales in the UK are in rude health after a big April; the bonanza has run into May.
Retail sales in the eurozone were unchanged in April from March and year-on-year growth slowed.
One of Britain's best known department store chains, BHS, is to close after attempts to find a buyer failed. More than 10,000 people will lose their jobs.
Being on the cutting edge of fashion and staying in profit is a delicate balance for the world's big clothing retailers, and the weather is one huge factor that's completely out of their control.
The European Commission has unveiled proposals which would make it easier for customers in the EU to buy online from other member countries.