"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."
Politicians and actors have one thing in common – they know how to play to an audience. Several of Europe’s ministers of culture have been gracing
After reports of up to 500 dead and many more injured, Uzbekistan remains in a volatile state. Overnight, gunshots were heard in Andizhan where
An Italian aid worker has been abducted in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Reports say Clementina Cantoni’s car was intercepted by armed men who forced
Eight months after it was bathed in bloodshed, Beslan is bracing itself for a trial set to re-open deep wounds. Some 330 people died – more than half
Culture ministers have been mixing with the movers and shakers at the international festival.
The discussions on how policy can help European films
The latest US government figures show that industrial production there fell in April, by the biggest amount in eight months. The US Federal Reserve
Public officials and their families in Romania must now declare their fortunes in full.
Under pressure from Brussels to boost transparency
The giant Russian oil company YUKOS is not alone in facing huge bills for back taxes from the authorities. A whole raft of private and state owned
This means self-restriction imposed by Beijing. Brussels has proposed emergency talks. Nine categories of textiles imports from China are currently
Crude oil prices have cooled after the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries said it could easily meet the world’s needs in the second half
Judges in the trial of Russian oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky adjourned the hearing until tomorrow. They had been summing up evidence for the
The only hostage-taker to have been captured alive after the Beslan school siege has gone on trial. Chechen carpenter Nur-Pashi Kulayev, 24, faces
An American military court has found army reservist Sabrina Harman guilty of abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. Harman was
Several hundred Afghan widows have gathered in Kabul to demand the immediate release of a Italian aid worker Clementina Cantoni, who was kidnapped