"What makes us ‘naturally’ better parents is not our sex, but the time we spend alone looking after our babies."David Freed
Author, Dads Don't Babysit: Towards Equal Parenting
"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
The Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
60-year-old technocrat Alexei Ulyukayev is the highest-ranking Russian official to be arrested while in office since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Police have raided Spanish bank Santander's headquarters in Madrid as part of an investigation into possible tax evasion.
Over recent years after the 2008 financial crisis the some of the world’s biggest banks paid billions in fines for helping wealthy clients evade
How a year-long investigation by some 370 journalists from nearly 80 countries unveiled the secret financial dealings of the world's rich and powerful.
Lula da Silva has been freed after being questioned as part of a probe into claims of bribery and money laundering
Investigators are looking into claims that Lula benefited from illegal kickbacks at the state oil company Petrobras
The first day of a historic trial has drawn to a close. Princess Cristina has become the first member of the Spanish royal family to face criminal
Previously reported as missing, one of China’s richest businessmen has been detained by police. Guo Guangchang, the Chairman of Fosun International
Interpol, has suspended a joint programme on fighting corruption with Fifa. The international police agency is freezing the 20 million euros donated
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been avoiding scheduled appearances in Switzerland, as world football’s governing body is gripped by another
Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu is reportedly set to be investigated over claims of fiscal fraud in the ongoing case surrounding the deal to
FIFA has decided to release the World Cup bidding corruption report in full after the Executive Committee voted unanimously to make the document
The Vatican announced Friday that it has frozen the funds of a senior cleric who is at the centre of a suspected money smuggling