"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 thousands of people crowded on to the Champs Elysees in Paris to see out the old year and usher in the new.
There was high security
Russia has started cutting off gas supplies to Ukraine after Kiev refused to pay the increased amounts Moscow is demanding.
Russian news agencies
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The attackers tied up the
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The crisis between Moscow and Kiev has deepened, with Russia cutting gas supplies to its neighbour. State-controlled firm Gazprom started to reduce
In another sign of spiralling unrest ahead of a Palestinian election, masked gunmen have stormed into a club for United Nations workers in Gaza City
Several Italians have been abducted by tribesmen in Yemen, the day after a group of German hostages was freed. In both cases, the kidnappers have
Austria has taken over the EU’s rotating presidency from Britain, with 2006 presenting some major challenges. Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel has said
The New Year has got off to a nightmarish start for many Californians, with a winter storm swelling rivers, setting off mudslides and prompting calls