"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 former head of the UN oil-for-food programme for Iraq has rejected accusations of corruption by an independent commission as “false”.
Concerns for the health of survivors of Hurricane Katrina are increasing. Five people have died of a bacterial infection contracted through contact
Oleksander Zinchenko is the man who took the first steps that started the collapse. He was made the president’s chief of staff after successfully
US President George W Bush has asked Congress for an extra 52 billion dollars to help the regions devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
It has wreaked
Police and national guard are quite literally going door to door in New Orleans. In the parts of the city that escaped the flooding they are asking
At least 16 people have been killed in a car bomb attack in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.
The blast devastated a restaurant in the centre and
The Ukrainian team that led the Orange Revolution self-destructs, with internal squabbling and claims of corruption. Less than a year after mass
Claims of irregularities have overshadowed Egypt’s landmark multiparty election, in which polls have now closed. Foreign observers were excluded, but
Russia and Germany have signed a ground-breaking agreement on the construction of a pipeline between the two countries. The deal will open the EU to
The current EU president Britain has reiterated strong UK support for integrating Turkey in the bloc. Cyprus, meanwhile, angry about Turkey’s refusal
Petrol price protests are spreading in Europe. One day after a British group threatened to blockade refineries, Belgian taxi and lorry drivers are
Human rights concerns in Belarus have both Poland and the European Union expressing joint concern, after a crackdown on the country’s large ethnic
Pharmaceutical firms researching medicines for children will be encouraged to develop them through incentives including extension of drug patents
Electoral authorities in Egypt have rejected a call by President Hosni Mubarak’s main rival for the country’s presidential election to be re-run
At the age of 77, Hosni Mubarak looks set to win another term in office as Egyptian president.
However, his widely predicted victory after the
Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to veto a bill allowing gay marriage in California. The Republican governor says he has no option but to reject it in
The president of Ukraine has sacked his entire government as a corruption scandal shakes the country. The political crisis had already led to three
Patrols are combing the streets of New Orleans, tracking down those who have weathered the storm and floods, and are still in their homes. An