""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
""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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Artists added a modern twist to the traditional design.
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This year, France and Japan are celebrating 160 years of diplomatic relations.
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People in Kyoto turned up to the historic Shimogamo Shrine on Saturday to mark Girls' Day
The followers of the Jainism, in India, celebrate the kick-off of a religious festival in the region of Karnataka.
Residents of the Greek seaside town of Galaxidi have taken part in the town's annual 'flour battle'. Residents pelt each other with bags of dyed flour on the main street down to Galaxidi's old harbour.
The Basel carnival started this morning at 4 am with the traditional Morgenstraich. In the old town of Basel, all the streetlights and other lights are cut down after the countdown at 4 am. Then the procession of lanterns starts moving.
Tibetans living in Xiaobawang Village of Danba County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, celebrated Tibetan New Year - Losar on Friday which also began the Spring Festival.
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Surely one of the world's stranger sporting events...
Hundreds gathered at the Meiji Shrine to catch a glimpse of their champions.
Agoraphobic? This may be hard to watch.
Guess what - politics coloured the celebrations in Catalonia.
Orthodox Christians in Bosnia have been preparing for Epiphany and Christmas by following traditions and having a pre-festive feast
Google has compiled data on recipes that EU countries are searching for ahead of Christmas dinner. This year's winner was the Italian classic, tiramisu.
Next in the sales ranking comes the figurines of CUP leader Anna Gabriel, Albert Rivera (Ciudadanos), Pedro Sánchez (PSOE) and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of the People's Party.
The events that motivated the holiday took place during turbulent times in Jewish history.