""The acceptance of cannabis as a normal product is moving in the right direction.""Tony Calamita
Co-founder, Love Hemp
"The first time is like your first love, you'll never forget it!"Ettore Scardecchia
Head of Product Engineering, Avio
""She has dedicated her life to improving the situation of people with intellectual disabilities and their parents in Lithuania and elsewhere.""Angelika Hild
"The bigger problem comes if the EC’s flawed approach becomes the basis for new global rules and norms around digital trade"Nigel Cory
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
"Savita died because religious objections were given more value than her life."Shannon Kowalski and Susan Wood
International Women’s Health Coalition
""God willing, next year we will celebrate this event again, hoping that the reconstruction of the city will have progressed.""Najim al-Jibouri
Military Commander in Mosul
"“The substance is very stable. It can be washed away by rain, it can evaporate under the sun. But it won’t decompose.""Vladimir Uglev
""If we want the best for our children, we need to want the best for all our teachers too.""Małgorzata Kulesza
Teacher in Poland
Twitter - the social media platform beloved by US president Donald Trump - saw its shares surgeafter it added a lot more users that had been expected.
Europe's stock markets made moderate gains on Tuesday with as investors shifted their focus from politics to business fundamentals.
French media giant Vivendi is reportedly to focus on buying video games and advertising companies to address investor concerns about its strategy.
There were no surprises from the first round of the French election which meant a relief rally for the European stock markets and beyond.
The CAC40 in Paris was the standout gainer on Thursday with investors reassured there will be no major surprises in Sunday's presidential election.
There further volatility in financial markets on Wednesday following the surprise general election announcement by Britain's prime minister.
Europe's stock market indexes tumbled on the UK election announcement with investors worried that this adds to political uncertainty in the region.
Electric car maker Tesla's share price continues to rise and the total value of those shares now make it worth more than General Motors.
Shares of Germany's biggest banks fell sharply in value after it announced details of the sale of new shares needed to increase its capital reserves.
A merger between the London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse looks to be heading for collapse over competition issues.
Shares in Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever fell after US rival Kraft Heinz Co abruptly abandoned its surprise takeover proposal.
Mobile messaging service Snapchat has started a marketing campaign to convince investors to buy its shares when they go on sale in March.
Brent goes through 54$, WTI 51$, oil hitting year highs
Snapchat seems to move closer to becoming a public company by reportedly filed for an initial public offering of shares to test investor interest.
European shares were down early on Wednesday in the wake of the shock election result in the US but then rallied
News that Hillary Clinton won't face criminal charges over her email server scandal helped push up share prices and the value of the dollar on Monday.
Wall Street remains nervous about Donald Trump chances in next week's presidential election but stocks steadied on Thursday.
Opinion polls showing Donald Trump's numbers improving have hit share prices around the world as well as the value of the dollar.
Italy's Monte dei Paschi says its restructuring plan includes writing off bad loans, job cuts and raising five billion euros in new capital.
Snapchat has moved closer to an initial public offering of shares having reportedly chosen Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to run the sale.