"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."
European health officials are bracing themselves for a possible pandemic after tests showed bird flu had reached mainland Europe. The lethal H5N1
A senior politician in Italy’s Calabria region was shot dead as he voted in the opposition primaries. Francesco Fortugno, the region’s vice-president
A young girl has been found alive amid the rubble of the Kashmir earthquake. She had been buried for eight days but doctors say she is relatively
It was the moment the most populous nation in the world had been waiting for, and a huge cheer went up as China’s two astronauts came back down to
It is another day of counting in Iraq after millions voted on the country’s new constitution on Saturday.
Early results indicate a majority are
Early results indicate former European Commission chief, Romano Prodi has been chosen to lead Italy’s centre-left in next year’s general election
Bird flu has reached the European Union with at least one confirmed case in Greece, while the discovery of 1000 dead birds in the former Yugoslav
The German right has presented the eight men and women who will become their ministers in the grand caolition with the left
The US military says it killed around 70 militants in a series of air strikes in and near Iraq’s western city of Ramadi on Sunday.It said at least 20
The anticipated return to Azerbaijan of an opposition leader has sparked troubled in the capital Baku.
Dozens of Rasul Guliyev’s supporters were
Italy is in line for a re-run of its 1996 election and a showdown between Romano Prodi and Silvio Berlusconi.
It follows Prodi’s overwhelming
Monday is the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, but for people queuing up at a soup kitchen in Berlin it is a day
The two astronauts of China’s second manned space flight emerged smiling from their capsule after it landed in Mongolia at the end of a successful
It was all smiles from the winner of Italy’s first ever primary vote to select a candidate for a general election.
Romano Prodo was overwhelmingly
European Union officials helping Turkey investigate an outbreak of bird flu say there is no indication the virus poses a human health problem.
Rebel Chechen leader Shamil Basayev is reported to have claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on a town in southern Russia which left scores
A visit by Japan’s prime minister Junichiro Koizumi to a shrine honouring his country’s war dead has once again drawn protests from China and South