"According 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
"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
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet on June 12.
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North Korea nuclear test site 'destruction'
Analysts are divided over the implications of the US president’s decision to cancel a planned summit with North Korea.
Pyongyang's invitation to journalists goes ahead despite Donald Trump's doubts over a planned summit with North Korea
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US President Donald Trump cautiously welcomes reports that North Korea is open to negotiations over its nuclear programme.
China has accused the US of a 'Cold War' mentality after Washington's decision to expand its nuclear capability.
A nuclear review has proposed that the US should broaden the circumstances in which it can launch a nuclear attack and modernise its nuclear arsenal to compete with Russia and China.
World security situation now "as dangerous as it has been since World War II," says Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.
Pope Francis has called on all nations to support dialogue to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and to work for a legally-binding ban on nuclear weapons.
The secretary general of the United Nations calls for unity in his year-end address
Pyongyang threatens to punish countries which supported a UN resolution imposing new economic restrictions.
Pyongyang slams a US military drill in the region as a provocation that could push the world to the brink of nuclear war.
The North Korean military in numbers
Javier Solana fears that Trump is creating perverse incentives for others to develop nuclear weapons
Most countries that have access to nuclear weapons put the final decision to launch an attack in the hands of one individual
A Senate committee questions the process for launching a nuclear attack - for the first time in over 40 years.
A formal agreement to end the Korean War could pave the way for broader diplomatic talks, writes Carl Bildt