"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."
Pope John Paul briefly appeared at his window overlooking St Peter’s Square, amid news that he is now being fed through a nasal tube. The faithful
The number of people out of work in Germany reportedly fell by 41,000 in March, according to the newspaper Berliner Zeitung and the news agency
The exiled Russian media tycoon Vladimir Gusinsky is being questioned in Israel. It is reported he arrived in Jerusalem voluntarily from the US to
Strong corporate profits in the final three months of 2004 helped the US economy to its best year of growth since 1999.
However the latest
Critics of Paul Wolfowitz say the walls of the World Bank already tremble at his approach; the American left, and all of Europe’s teeth are on edge
The Dutch lender ABN Amro says it will offer 6.3 billion euros for Italy’s Banca Antonveneta.
There were startling scenes in the Russian State Duma – the lower house of parliament – when a brawl broke out between rival politicians over