"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."
Most of Europe is talking up the positive aspects of the start of the Turkey negotiations.
The 25 foreign ministers presented a united front, but
Public sector workers in France have begun 24 hours of industrial action aimed at causing as much chaos and disruption as possible.
Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has staked his political career on his country joining the EU.
It was hardly surprising that he was
Turkey’s foreign minister has celebrated with a touch of relief at the clinching of a last minute deal to start EU membership talks.
Half a million strikers have taken to the streets in 150 demonstrations around France as the country’s five main union confederations called for mass
The journey towards a new destiny for Turkey began when EU member states reached an eleventh hour deal to start accession talks with Ankara.
US Marines have launched their biggest offensive so far this year against insurgents in western Iraq. Some 2,500 troops have moved against militants
The holy month of Ramadan starts today – a time of fasting, humility and reflection for the world’s Muslims.
In Gaza, Palestinians were making
“A truly historic day” is how Britain’s foreign minister described the accord to allow Turkey to begin EU membership talks.
Jack Straw’s elation