"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."
Hundreds of people blocked the main road through the town of Bethlehem in the West Bank last night. The
Much of Ukraine’s industry runs on imported natural gas supplies from Russia and Moscow is threatening to cut off supplies from January 1 unless it
Ukraine’s energy minister is heading to Moscow for crisis talks on the price Kiev pays for Russian gas.
Russian gas giant Gazprom has threatened to
Negligence and incompetence by Russian police and officials contributed to the bloody Beslan school siege last year. That is according to the head of
Europe’s global satellite-navigation system, Galileo, has moved a step closer with this morning’s launch of its first demonstrator spacecraft.
The United Nations has dismissed claims of fraud regarding Iraq’s recent parliamentary elections. Its international election assistance team found
Observers say the clashes in Gaza between police and gunmen from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the biggest military group within Fatah, show that
Israeli warplanes have attacked what the army called a Palestinian militant base south of the Lebanese capital Beirut.
An army spokeswoman said the
Israeli tanks have shelled northern Gaza after officials warned they were turning part of the Strip into an exclusion zone to prevent extremists from
Rival wings of the ruling Palestinian movement Fatah have presented a joint list of candidates for next month’s general election to try to end a
A new era in satellite navigation has begun with the successful launch of a spacecraft for the Galileo system.
Cofinanced by the EU and the
There are increasing reports that Serbia is closing in on the whereabouts of key war crimes fugitive General Ratko Mladic. A number of media sources
A 75-year-old German doctor has been arrested in Chile, accused of torturing dozens of children at a secretive religious sect. Director of the cult’s
There are conflicting reports about a riot at a Baghdad military base. Iraqi forces say they have shot dead several prisoners after a detainee