"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 Campaign for Parliament Reform group has been celebrating having passed the one million signatures mark with its petition. This aims to end to
The state of California is taking on six major car manufactureres in a groundbreaking legal battle over climate change. It is claiming that
A court in Istanbul has freed prominent Turkish author Elif Shafak after she was accused of insulting the Turkish identity. A ruling declared there
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Some people in Turkey reject any idea of changes to the law established in the 1920’s by the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
The Netherlands’ Justice and Housing ministers have resigned from the government after the publication of a report on the fire in Schipol which
German navy ships are sailing for the Mediterranean to join the United Nations intervention force in Lebanon. Germany is leading a naval task force
A violent ambush on a police patrol car in a Paris suburb has been followed by a political row between the country’s top judges and interior
A best-selling author will go on trial in Turkey today for comments made by her fictional characters in a case that puts the country’s human rights
Minor skirmishes marred a mostly peaceful protest by thousands of Hungarians in their capital, Budapest. It is the third night of demonstrations
The shadow of the “no” to the European Constitution still hangs over Jose Manuel Barroso.
In his first interview of the new political season, the
Two days after the bloodless coup in Thailand there are signs of a return to normal, with far fewer soldiers on the streets. The atmosphere was
The shuttle Atlantis has landed safely at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida at the end of a 12 day mission to the International Space Station. It