"America doesn’t need to fear and shun the world to have a distinct identity. It can be proud and confident while also using the structures we have built to rally others to our cause and advance our interests."Daniel B. Shapiro
Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Inst. for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel
"Affording a few established international organizations observer status at the United Nations is no longer enough."Dr. Jennifer Clinton
President and CEO of Cultural Vistas
"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
Papua New Guinea
Maths has never been a cup of tea for most people. Whether it's fractions, algebra, geometry, or even basic math, every student has falters in one of those areas.
Rising sea levels are not just a problem for the tropics - this is very much a European threat.
Hurricanes, deadly floods, drought and wildfires across the world as global temperatures hit new highs
Coastal community sees at least 15 die and two dozen remain missing after freak rains destabilise drought and fire-parched hills and send thousands of tons of mud and water rushing into populated areas.
At least 13 people have been killed.
At 16 billion dollars of damage the year of drought, floods, hurricanes and fires has meant the last 12 months are the worst on record in the USA.
Struck by terrorist attacks and natural catastrophes around the world, 2017 also saw major political change.
City of Santa Barbara now threatened by winds whipping inferno towards coast as fire-plagued 2017 approaches a record year's end.
Early reports indicate no Tsunami in 6.5 magnitude tremor.
The city of Berezniki, in Russia's Ural mountains, is slowly disappearing into the ground.
Hundreds of houses have been destroyed, whilst 127,000 households are without power, after floods which have paralysed the country.
Bali's Mount Agung: thousands of residents ordered to evacuate and hundreds of flights cancelled amid fears of a major eruption
Dozens of flights cancelled to and from the Indonesian island as a thick ash cloud towers into the sky.
Pictures from a drone overflying the Greek town of Mandra show how the Athens suburb was overwhelmed by flash floods.
The floods have taken the lives of at least 16 people and left scores homeless
At least 15 people were killed and more than a dozen injured on the outskirts of Athens after heavy rain caused flash floods
The death toll in flash floods in Greece has risen to at least 15 with scores more people homeless after a night of heavy rains.
Flash floods have killed at least 15 near Athens in Geece.
More bodies have been recovered following flash floods near Athens.
Greece’s health ministry has now confirmed at least 15 dead.
Tehran says rescue operations have been ended in areas hit by a powerful earthquake at the weekend that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands.