"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
The foreign ministers of the European Union look set to disappoint Croatia when they meet this Wednesday; diplomats say they will postpone the start
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It once seemed that Taiwan was marching inexorably towards independence, but December 2004 changed all that. The opposition won the general election
Israel’s Yad Vashem memorial opens a new museum on Tuesday. It aims to teach people about the Nazi genocide of the Jews in an era when there will be
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British Prime Minister Tony Blair faced a studio audience of female voters in a television appearance ahead of May’s expected election. He was
Kofi Annan is holding top-level talks in the Middle East in a bid to kickstart the stalled “road map” plan. On his first trip to the region in four
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The European Commission is not going to abandon the country of origin principle which is the main stumbling block to creating a single European
Ramush Haradinaj, the former prime minister of Kosovo, has appeared before the International War Crimes tribunal this morning and pleaded not guilty
France’s prime minister has made a u-turn in his cost-cutting reforms battle, which last week sparked massive anti-government strikes. Jean-Pierre
A wintry Moscow is the latest stop for the International Olympic Committee who are evaluating the city’s bid to hold the 2012 games. The Russian
Several thousand protestors have gathered outside the venue in Ramallah where Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has been meeting UN Secretary General
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