"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."
A court in France has been handing down verdicts in the country’s largest ever paedophile case. At least 62 people have been given jail terms of up
Al-Qaeda’s Iraq wing says it has killed the two Algerian envoys it claimed to have kidnapped last week. The statement was posted on a website often
The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has reassured Turkey that signing a trade agreement with new European Union members will not amount to
Iran has restated its intention to restart nuclear activity, just days before the European Union is set to offer Tehran a package designed to
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has paid an unannounced visit to Baghdad. He and Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari agreed that US troop
Military-ruled Myanmar has agreed to forego its scheduled chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Asean, next year – following
Cuba has been marking the 52nd anniversary of the rebel assault that launched Fidel Castro’s revolution, but the country has done so under a cloud of
Relief is on its way to drought-stricken farmers in Spain and Portugal. The European Commission has just authorised the transfer of excess cereal
British police are claiming “significant” progress in their hunt for the July 21 London bombers, with the investigation centred on a flat in the
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon meets French President Jacques Chirac today for the first time in four years.
It is Sharon’s latest visit to a
There have been protests outside Bulgaria’s bitterly-divided parliament, in a sign of the political deadlock the country is struggling to resolve
Suspected London bomber Yasin Hassan Omar has reportedly been arrested by police in a dawn raid on a house in Birmingham. The 24-year-old, who came
Prison for a security chief, suspended sentences and fines for others as a French court determines the responsibilities in the fire disaster that
It is the news Pakistan wanted to hear.
Speculation that some of its nationals may have been involved in the Sharm el-Sheikh bombings has now been
It was a textbook liftoff – apart from two minor but worrying details.
As the US shuttle Discovery blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral
The prime ministers of Turkey and Britain have held talks in London, with Ankara’s hopes of joining the European Union high on the agenda. Tony
It has been reported that police in Britain have arrested one of the four men suspected of carrying out the failed bombings in London last week. The