"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."
The state-owned Russian oil and gas group Rosneft has confirmed it is to launch its initial public offering of shares in London and Moscow. It has
Albania has taken its first step towards membership of the European Union. Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha and EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli
In Britain, a recently introduced security system designed to prevent fraud has been found to have potential flaws.
Information security specialist
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have renewed calls for activities at the facility to be promptly wound up. Two Saudis and a Yemeni hanged themselves with clothes and bedsheets over
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Attacks and counter attacks between Israel and Palestinians are escalating. For the first time since calling off a truce Hamas fighters launched
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