""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""
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""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
""It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.""
""What is amazing is that whatever issues they are having at home, whatever is missing from their lives or causes them pain, our school is theirs""
Winner, Global Teacher Prize
"#MSF is concerned that again politics are being placed above people’s lives. The priority must be the importance of the well being & safety of the people on board."
French international medical assistance NGO
""The ocean is a horrible, horrible place for anything manmade. The engineering has been a challenge.""
Winner European Entrepreneur of the Year
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Almost forty countries were notable by their absence at the United Nations on Monday when talks began on a new treaty to enforce a worldwide nuclear ban.
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UN peace envoy Staffan de
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Hardly historical bedfellows, Saudi Arabia and Israel both lashed out at Iran on Sunday – signalling a growing alignment in their interests.
Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed on Saturday to use their influence to implement a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Monday in eastern Ukraine.
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu holds his first-ever talks with a Republican US president when he meets Donald Trump on Wednesday.
The Colombian government and the country's second-largest rebel group have begun official negotiations in Ecuador hoping to end a 50-year war.
Leaders of Latin American and Caribbean countries have denounced the new US President's tough immigration policies and border wall project.
Signs of progress as well as stumbling blocks are emerging from the talks in Kazakhstan, aimed at ending Syria's civil war.
There is said to be a note of “cautious optimism” going into the second and final day of indirect peace talks between the Syrian government and rebel…
Talks between Syria’s warring parties got underway in Kazakhstan on Monday with a war of words.
Syria's opposition and government representatives are meeting in Astana, in the latest efforts to secure peace after a six-year long civil war.
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Last minute diplomatic efforts by Mauritania to persuade Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh to step down appear to have failed.
The two sides talking in Geneva over the future of Cyprus have reportedly failed to reach agreement over a new map for the divided Mediterranean island.
Talks to resolve the 40-year division of Cyprus ended without agreement on Thursday night but there are plans for officials to meet again in a week.
The historic Cyprus talks in Geneva have been slow and difficult.