""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
More than 1.3 million voters took part in the run-off vote organised by the French Socialist Party to pick their candidate for the country's upcoming presidential election.
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The state funeral of Portugal’s former President Mario Soares is due to be held later today (Tuesday Jan.
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Spain is set to get its first real government in 10 months.
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Commentators say Conservative leader Mariano Rajoy's likely failure will start the countdown towards another election.
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A senior figure in Spain’s conservative People’s Party (PP) is in La Nucia, in the southeastern Alicante province for the day. Foreign Affairs
The shock breakthrough of the far right National Front in French regional elections has left the mainstream parties scrambling to counter the advance