"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."
Warsaw is not amused. The British ambassador to Poland will soon be summoned to compare his sense of humour with the local version, after an internal
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Against a backdrop of rebellion by inhabitants of the southern Alps, in reaction to high-level plans to develop a major rail link, the president of
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has insisted that Chechnya is on the road to peace in a surprise visit to the region. The Kremlin did not publicise
A Not Guilty plea is expected to be entered today by the former Croatian general Ante Gotovina when he appears before the War Crimes Tribunal in the
The killing of Gebran Tueni is the 14th attack targetting Christian interests in Lebanon since the death of Rafik al-Hariri in February. Tueni is the
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Scenes of chaos and devastation face hundreds of British firefighters, as they attempt to tackle the biggest fire in Europe in peacetime.
One of Hollywood’s biggest film studios has bought Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks production company for 1.3 billion euros. Paramount Pictures and its
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Chile is set for a second round presidential vote after Socialist candidate Michelle Bachelet polled under 50 percent.
She now faces a united
The six-day World Trade Organisation Conference begins on Tuesday with little chance of a major breakthrough. As estimated 9,000 police are on
The former Croatian General Ante Gotovina has made his first appearance at the UN tribunal in the Dutch city of The Hague. The 50-year-old was
The biggest security operation since Hong Kong was handed over to China from British rule is underway as the city prepares for the World Trade
British firefighters are mounting a massive operation using foam to smother a ferocious fire still raging at the nation’s fifth largest fuel depot
The former Croatian General Ante Gotovina has made his first appearance on war crimes charges at the UN tribunal in the Hague.
The 50-year-old was
A car bomb in Beirut has killed a member of parliament and at least three other people. This morning’s blast destroyed the armoured car of Gibran