"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."
Pro-British Unionists are unhappy there has been no photographic evidence of the IRA’s weapons decommissioning.
Ian Paisley, who leads the hardline
The head of al-Qaeda in Spain has been sentenced to 27 years in prison by a court in Madrid.
Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas, also known as Abu Dadah
The Irish Republican Army has destroyed all of its weapons. Head of the independent decommissioning body, General John de Chastelain, made the
News of the IRA’s disarmament has been welcomed by London as an “important development” in the Northern Ireland peace process and as “momentous” by
It is a crucial day in Northern Ireland’s peace process with expectations that international monitors will confirm the IRA has disposed of most of
Switzerland’s government and business leaders are celebrating a “yes” vote in a nationwide referendum that will open its job market to the ten new
Israel has killed a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad militant group in a weekend that has seen the region’s worst outbreak of violence since
Poland’s centre right parties are celebrating a crushing defeat of the ruling left in yesterday’s election. Exit polls indicate the Law and Justice
In the fevered atmosphere of Israel’s Likud party, opponents of Ariel Sharon – led by challenger Benjamin Netanyahu – are accused of hitting below
Abdelmajid Bouchar, a key suspect in the Madrid train bombings, has been extradited from Serbia to Spain. The 22-year-old Moroccan was detained in
Observers from the two countries aiming to join the European Union in 2007 have arrived in Strasbourg, to take part in parliament business
Israel’s governing Likud party has begun voting on a motion to hold an early leadership election.
It was tabled by allies of Binyamin Netanyahu
“A slap in the face for Poland’s political establishment” – that is how the country’s press has described the turnout in the general election
Russia has lifted an arrest warrant on Ukraine’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko after she voluntarily turned up for questioning.