"We, the people of the world, have got to own this new technology, so that the profits and rewards come broadly to people, rather than go to a few billionaires."
Prof. Richard Freeman, Harvard economics professor
"We, here on the continent, haven’t had a change of heart. Our hearts are still open to you"
European Council President
"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"
Democratic Republic Of Congo
As promised, the rebel M23 forces moved out of Goma on Saturday, pulling back the agreed 20 kilometres to allow a dialogue to begin with the
France is ending its combat mission in Afghanistan.
Some 400 troops are preparing to leave Kapisa, the province where France has lost most of its
US troop numbers in Afghanistan today returned to their pre-2009 “surge” figures with the departure of the last of the extra 33,000 troops ordered in
French President François Hollande has wasted no time in taking his message of an early French withdrawal to Afghanistan, and in person.
He flew in
New French President François Hollande has made a surprise flying visit to Afghanistan.
Hollande’s predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, had already
A two-day Nato summit in Chicago has concluded with a landmark agreement on handing control of Afghan security to the country’s own forces by the
Nato leaders meeting in Chicago have made an attempt at a show of unity over the pullout from Afghanistan despite France’s new president sticking to
The NATO summit has opened in Chicago with a call for unity among world leaders.
For the French president Francois Hollande it is the latest stage
Japan’s government has welcomed a deal with the United States that will see the number of American troops on Okinawa virtually slashed in half.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Tuesday announced plans to pull most of the country’s troops out of Afghanistan next year.
Showing US commitment to the Afghanistan mission, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta flew into the country to rally the troops and meet Afghan
Supporters of the radical Shi’ite leader Moqtada Sadr in Iraq have celebrated with pomp the departure of American troops.
All but a handful of
NATO defence ministers have been discussing how to pay for Afghanistan’s security forces once they take over from the alliance in 2014.
NATO has signalled Afghan troops could take over all combat operations by mid 2013 — a year earlier than planned.
Talk of drawdown in Afghanistan
Afghans have warned that a hasty French withdrawal from their country could lead to more instability.
President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday that
France is to pull its 3,600 troops out of Afghanistan at the end of next year. President Nicolas Sarkozy made the announcement during a visit to
France is suspending military operations in Afghanistan, and may accelerate its planned troop withdrawal after the killing of four French