"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 body of Syrian Interior Minister Ghazi Kanaan has been moved to his home town for a low-key funeral, a day after officials said he killed himself
The British playwright Harold Pinter, an outspoken critic of the US-led war in Iraq, is the surprise winner of this year’s Nobel prize for
There were scenes of celebrations in Baghdad after Iraq’s leaders amended a draft constitution to make it more palatable to Sunni Arabs, just two
Laden with food, water and blankets, a relief truck bound for the Indian part of Kashmir was all but hijacked by desperate survivors of the Asian
He has led Germany for the past seven years but Gerhard Schroeder has confirmed he will play no part in the next government.
After hinting at his
The European Commission is warning that Europe must prepare for the risk of a bird flu pandemic after cases in Turkey were tested positive for the
The European Commission has confirmed that dead birds in Romania have tested positive for bird flu.
From today the EU will ban all poultry and
The death of Syria’s interior minister has renewed speculation about Damscus’s alleged involvement in the murder of Lebanon’s former leader
The Chechen conflict spread once again to another Caucausus republic when rebels launched an extensive raid on a city in southern Russia.
A project to build the longest suspension bridge in the world has taken a major step towards becoming reality. An international consortium led by
Germany’s new power-sharing government is starting to take shape. While conservative leader Angela Merkel looks set to become chancellor, her cabinet
At the crossroads between Europe and Asia, the Caucusus has, for centuries, fought foreign rule. And while Chechnya has been at the centre of
The bird flu virus that has spread to Turkey has been confirmed as the H5N1 strain that is dangerous to humans. There is no anti-viral drug available
Chechen rebels have claimed responsibility on a website for an attack on the main city of the Russian republic of Kabardino Balkaria which caused
During a visit to Kazakhstan, US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has said democracy must develop alongside the economy in central Asia.
Voting on Iraq’s new constitution has already started in the country’s prisons and hospitals. 15 million voters will take part in the poll on
The leader of the Social Democrats in Germany Franz Muentefering is likely to become the minister for labour and also vice-chancellor in the