"What if the liberal wave – no more than two-three decades old – has peaked? What if the Third Way of the 1990s is coming to its end (nothing lasts for ever) and Europe is entering a new era in which left-liberalism will be just one way of doing politics among many?"György Schöpflin
MEP for Hungary (Fidesz)
""Iran holds regional terror sponsors and their US masters accountable"."Javad Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister
""The average life expectancy is 66 and a half, so we have 40 percent of men who won't survive until retirement.""Nikolai Levshitz
"The compact largely ignores refugees’ labour rights. The omission risks turning refugees into cheap and unprotected labour for private enterprises and large transnational corporations."Behzad Yaghmaian
Professor of political economy, Ramapo College of New Jersey
"It should become clear to all that the continuing, systemic and vicious attacks on Polish courts and their judges are bound to produce consequences beyond Polish borders and constitute a clear and present danger to the EU legal system as a whole. This is no time for further dialogue or half measures."Laurent Pech / Patryk Wachowiec
Laurent Pech is Professor of European Law, Patryk Wachowiec is Legal Analyst
"I do believe the solution to kids' obsessions with their phones starts with a look in the mirror. The problem is you and your addiction to your phone; it's not your kid. Your kid is simply doing what he or she has seen you do."Jamie Lee Curtis
Award-winning actress, author of 12 best-selling children's books
"I don't see how Trump could achieve the kind of autocratic takeover Orbán achieved in Hungary so long as democracy remains vibrant - and the opposition continues to control government - in many powerful states in the Union (such as California and New York)."R. Daniel Kelemen
Professor of Political Science and Law, and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, Rutgers University, USA
"A rational and seemingly well-intentioned readiness towards dialogue with the Kremlin resulted in irrationally demeaning us all."Danylo Lubkivsky
Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine
Feelings are running high after the execution-style killing of human rights activist Marielle Franco and her driver
The Venezuelan refugee crisis in Brazil has worsened, with hundreds pouring into the country on a daily basis, official statistics showed.
Looking forlorn but hopeful, this dog sat guard for months outside a Sao Paulo hospital wondering if his owner might return.
The "Weak Flesh" probe into rotten and tampered meat products has wreaked havoc in the world's largest beef and chicken exporter
The world's most expensive footballer was operated on for a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle. The procedure "went perfectly," according to the Brazilian Football Confederation.
The world's most expensive player may take three months to recuperate.
Research suggests deforestation is leading the Amazon Rainforest to the point of no return.
As the country emerges from recession, leading politicians avoid the weekend's festivities at Rio's Sambadrone
Brazilian President Michel Temer has signed a decree giving the country's military full control of security in Rio de Janeiro in response to rising drug gang violence.
Thousands of performers paraded through the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on Monday night.
A memorable 2018 carnival looks assured after a dazzling display of dancers, songs and setpieces.
Brazil's samba schools gear up for the carnival competition to see who will be crowned 2018 champions.
For the first time, a Brit is the lead dancer for one of the main samba schools in the festive competition.
One of Brazil's major national newspapers, Folha de S.Paulo, has stopped publishing articles on their Facebook page because it believes the social media platform does not "value professional journalism".
With 48 hours to go before 1.5 million tourists hit the streets violence is rising.
If the former president is allowed to run in the October election, a new poll shows he would lead the field with 34 percent of the vote.
The leftist icon is determined to run in October's election despite failing to overturn a corruption conviction
Court ruling a major blow to Lula's hopes of regaining presidency but is to go on fighting
Popular former leader will be unable to run in October poll if conviction is upheld
At least 15 people were injured when the out-of-control vehicle ploughed into pedestrians - the driver reportedly telling police that he had suffered an epileptic fit