"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."
Ukraine’s President Viktor Yushchenko has led the mourning for the dead of Chernobyl. The world’s worst civil nuclear disaster happened 20 years ago
The first of five Slovenian bears has been released into the wild, deep in the heart of the French Pyrenees. It is part of a controversial programme
People in Ukraine have held memorial services to mark the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. President Viktor Yuschenko
Britain’s Interior Minister is fighting for his political survival but he has,for the moment, the backing of the Prime Minister.
Montenegro goes to the polls next month to vote on whether to become independent from Serbia. An interview with the pro-independence Prime Minister
Indian born Amartya Sen was a distinguished but relatively unknown economist until 1998 when he won the Nobel Prize for economics. He was singled out
Apart from abandoned buildings around Beirut, there seem to be no signs of Syria’s 30-year military presence.
After weeks of protests in response
Iran’s nuclear ambitions are likely to arise during two days of talks between Russia and Germany. Both leaders have already stressed they are against
Condoleezza Rice has joined Donald Rumsfeld on a surprise visit to Iraq.
The US Secretary of State broke off from a tour of Europe to visit
Tensions over Iran’s nuclear ambitions are mounting ahead of Friday’s report from the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Two suicide bombers have attacked police and peacekeepers in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.
One explosion took place near an airport used by the