"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 UN Secretary General has met the Iranian President but there has been no breakthrough in the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear programme. Kofi Annan
Officials say al Qaeda’s second in command in the country has been arrested. Iraq’s National Security Adviser named the man as Hamed Juma Faris
Italian troops have been consolidating their positions in southern Lebanon amid the deployment of a new UN peacekeeping force in the south of the
Some 800 Italian soldiers have arrived in southern Lebanon, the advance contingent of some 3,000 soldiers promised by Rome to monitor a ceasefire
Iran’s Foreign Minister has offered UN chief Kofi Annan his country’s full cooperation in implementing a Security Council resolution in Lebanon. The
The European Space Agency’s Smart-1satellite has come to an explosive end to by intentionally smashing into the moon’s surface. The probe crashed
France’s hardline Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy is the focus of attention at the ruling conservative party’s annual summer gathering in
Film director Stephen Frears and actress Helen Mirren have made a big splash at the Venice Film Festival. Praised by critics as an early contender
It may have been obliterated on the surface of the moon but the European Space Agency is hailing the work of the SMART-1 probe as a great success
The conservative frontrunner in France’s 2007 presidential election has wrapped up his party’s summer conference in Marseille. Flanked by ageing
Hostilities may have ended between Israel and Lebanon but a diplomatic row has broken out over claims by Ehud Olmert that he made numerous offers of
After weeks of delays, the international peacekeeping force in Lebanon has finally started to take shape. Close to 1,000 Italian troops have arrived
More than a thousand illegal immigrants have landed on the Spanish Canary islands over the weekend. Most of them come from sub-Saharan Africa – some