"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"
"The 'dream of Brexit' isn’t just winning in the United Kingdom, it’s winning in Catalonia, Hungary, Poland and all over the European Union as we speak. There is a major historic change"
UKIP MEP and ex-party leader
"I'm actually happy and proud of these women. I mean, it is their time. It is their time."
Mary J. Blige
Recording artist / Actress
Opinion polls suggest the incumbent prime minister of the conservative People's Party will scrape through, but without an absolute majority
Experts agree that Spain, which has been struggling economically, is seeing the end of a long-established two-party system.
It has been a day of reflection in Spain ahead of the country's tightest election in decades
Campaigning has come to a close in the tightest general election race Spain has seen in decades. Polls suggest Sunday’s (December 20) vote will see
From being a two-party contest for the last 40 years Spain has four leading contenders going into Sunday's general election, with two newcomers threatening the Conservatives and Socialists' chances of
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Spain goes to the polls on December 20 in what is being billed as one of the most crucial elections in recent years. The region of Aragon is seen as
Mariano Rajoy is candidate for his own succession. The least that can be said of the conservative head of the Spanish government is he has got
Many supporters of Pedro Sanchez largely forgive his career inexperience in favour of his looks; the leader of Spain’s Socialist party (PSOE) just
Albert Rivera is perhaps Spain’s most palatable politician for the centre-right, a newcomer to national politics. The 36-year-old lawyer and
Pablo Iglesias grew in stature as he campaigned. After a slump in voter opinion, his star rose steadily. With his pony tail and beard and supermarket
The Spanish traditional Christmas sweet known as turron is ‘bread and butter’ to some 2,000 of the townspeople of Jijona, on Spain’s Mediterranean
When does it happen, how does it work? On December 20, 36.5 million voters will vote to renew the Congreso de los Diputados (lower chamber, 350
He was on home soil, but not everyone was feeling friendly towards Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy during an election campaign event on
Ciudadanos (‘Citizens’), is one of Spain’s new parties that emerged from crisis. The second-largest group in Catalonia’s regional parliament after
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
Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy has come under attack over corruption allegations in a live televised debate before Sunday’s general election
Spain’s prime minister has come under attack over corruption allegations in a live televised debate before Sunday’s general election. Mariano Rajoy
For the first time since Spain embraced democracy in 1977 the two party system has ruptured. The anti-austerity Podemos and market-friendly
The Spanish constitution is now in its 38th year, the 6th Dec. anniversary coinciding with campaigning for the general elections on the 20th. Spain