"There are many reasons to admire Aretha, but it’s worth pausing to reflect on how significant her impact was, and will always remain, on the genre she’s perhaps least associated with."Jeff Slate
Songwriter and journalist
"Nigerians have all the right in the world to question the authority and legitimacy of our nation’s current political leadership."Kingsley Moghalu
Candidate in next year's Presidential elections in Nigeria, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
""It’s very much a success story for the security which is in place at the moment…""Chris Phillips
Counter Terrorism Expert
"Since turning my back on white supremacy, I have worked hard to fight against the thing I once helped build. What I've learned from my own journey through hate now helps me combat it."Christian Picciolini
Emmy Award-winning director and producer, author, TEDx speaker, peace advocate and reformed extremist.
""Got a few screws loose, I guess. Never really knew it until now.""Richard 'Beebo' Russell
Suspect in Seattle stolen plane incident
"In order to reduce social exclusion and improve the standard of living of the working poor, the EU must take drastic measures and design policies both at institutional and individual levels."Giorgos Koulouris
Consultant in a Management and Consulting firm in Greece
"Maduro has reacted to the collapse of the economy by consolidating the dictatorship, intensifying human rights abuses (including torture) and further cracking down on the private sector."Juan Carlos Hidalgo
Policy analyst on Latin America at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
"If you’re sitting at home in Idaho or London, you want to see celebrity names, people that you care about”."Simon Thompson
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The United Arab Emirates plans to construct a Mars Science City near Dubai to simulate human occupation on the Red Planet.
Today marks the last day of the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai, where prominent thinkers, experts and policy-makers gather to talk about technology and innovation in a range of fields.
Two years after the COP 21 climate change summit, French President Emmanuel Macron hopes the One Planet summit in Paris will generate investment by wealthy countries and international companies into the fighting global warming.
The French president says that there are no more excuses when it comes to climate change.
World leaders and philanthropists are in the French capital to try to give new momentum to the fight against climate change, despite the US withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate accord.
What is Ivory Coast doing to meet its migration challenge?
The US and Russian leaders also discussed Syria and North Korea at their first meeting in four months.
60,000 visitors converge on Lisbon for WebSummit where experts discuss the promises and pitfalls of ultra-fast tech developments.
This year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference is held in Bonn in Germany, and you can expect some research papers and workshops to focus on one village in…
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India has one of the lowest female labour force participation rates in the world, and this number is declining.
The US was left isolated at the end of the G20 meeting in Hamburg after all other member states reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Climate Change deal.
Protesters are out in force ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, but how much do you really know about this powerful global organisation?
They reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris accord after the US decision to pull out.
This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily roundup of the top stories from the EU’s de facto political capital.
The EU will spend 3.35 billion euros in an attempt to attract 44 billion of investment in Africa
Germany is calling on Western nations to help Africa tackle the poverty and conflict driving migrants into Europe.
Experts from the likes of Microsoft and Audi are gathered with UN leaders and academics to debate the pros and cons of Artificial Intelligence in
Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin was put on the spot on Friday over alleged Russian hacking of the US presidential election.
Putin was grilled at the
The NATO HQ is opened and defence spending plans outlined, but the US President steals the show in Brussels.
Views of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have generally improved over the past year in both North America and Europe, a new survey finds, just days before a NATO summit in Brussels on…