"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."
One of Japan’s biggest ever financial trials has started. Larger-than-life internet entrepreneur Takafumi Horie has pleaded not guilty to fraud
The struggling US carmaker Ford is looking for ways out of its troubles.
They include putting luxury brands such as Aston Martin up for sale.
Spain has demanded that African countries do more to stop illegal migration. This comes after the rate of arrivals in the Canary Islands hit a record
Russia, Greece and Bulgaria have agreed to begin building a long-delayed oil pipeline linking the Black Sea to the Aegean.
The go ahead for the
Brussels has called on EU states to consider common standards for security equipment at airports and major public gatherings.
In a new technology
The debate on passenger vehicle taxes is taking a close look at fairness at the same time as tackling pollution.
The European Commission is
The Venice Film Festival has been wowed by the latest movie from Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron. The Children of Men is the story of an apocalyptic
Georgia has accused the Russian military of being involved in an attack on a helicopter carrying the Georgian defence minister. The helicopter was
At least two people are dead and about eight injured after a bomb blast in a cafe in southeast Turkey. It is the latest in a series of explosions
A revolutionary France with employment for all and an end to current politics. Those are the promises made by Nicolas Sarkozy, who is seen as the
A major offensive by Afghan and Nato forces is underway in Afghanistan to try to wipe out the bloodiest insurgency the country has seen since the
The new A380 super jumbo jet has taken to the air for the first time with a plane load of real passengers; but the successful flight was overshadowed
A new government has been sworn in in the Czech Republic but there is little optimism it will survive a confidence vote.
The ceremony installing
Eight men accused of taking part in a plot to blow up transatlantic aeroplanes have been remanded in custody for a further two weeks at the Old
Interior ministers from Germany’s 16 federal states have reached agreement on setting up an anti-terrorism database. The need for such a facility
A row over a flag is highlighting the second great threat to Iraq’s survival as a unified state.
For not only is the country split between Sunnis
The first troops of a new UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon have begun deploying in a part of the south previously unoccupied by UNIFIL soldiers.
The first test flight with passengers of the new super jumbo Airbus A380 has begun. The plane, carrying several hundred volunteers, took off from
The fifth bomb attack in Turkey in a week has claimed the lives of at least two people, including a police officer. The device exploded in a rubbish
The first Italian troops of the strengthened United Nations force for Lebanon are today preparing for their deployment in the south of the country
An Australian naturalist who won worldwide fame with his Crocodile Hunter documentaries has died in a diving accident. Steve Irwin was killed by a
Against a backdrop of renewed unrest in East Timor, Australia has agreed to continue to provide military support in the fledgling country. East
At least four Afghan civilians have been killed after a suicide bomber drove his car into a NATO patrol in Kabul. One UK soldier also died and four
A British tourist has been killed and at least six other Westerners injured after a gunman opened fire on them in the Jordanian capital, Amman