"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 group claiming responsibility for the bomb attacks in Algeria also conducted the bombings in Casablanca, Morocco a day ago, according to a
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Calling on their president to resign, opposition activists have been gathering in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Around 10,000 protestors took to the
There have been rallies across the Ukrainian capital, as rival groups of protestors threw their weight behind their choice of the country’s duelling
There has been a warm welcome in Tokyo for Wen Jiabao, the first Chinese Prime Minister to visit Japan in seven years.
His three day trip is being
The resurgence of violence in Algeria has shocked the population.
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Citigroup has announced plans to cut 5% of its workforce – about 17,000 jobs – to reduce costs by 3.4 billion euros annually by 2009. The bank is
A private equity group’s takeover bid for UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has collapsed. CVC Capital Partners, The Blackstone Group, and TPG Capital
The International Monetary Fund has said that the US economy – the world’s largest – faces slower growth, but not a recession. That word comes in its
The Palestinians have launched a fresh fund-raising drive, desperately seeking help – in the billion euro range. Palestinian Finance Minister Salam
New common safety rules affecting road transport in the EU have come into force. The aim is to reduce the number of accidents and improve conditions
A total of four suspected suicide bombers have been killed in police raids in Casablanca. During a dawn swoop yesterday, one was shot dead by police
Families of Israelis killed in attacks by Palestinians have appealed to their government not to release those with blood on their hands. Ruling
While protestors continue to gather on the streets, behind closed doors the focus of Ukraine’s political crisis is now turning to the country’s
Italian television has broadcast harrowing images showing the decapitation of the Afghan driver of journalist Daniele Mastrogiacomo. Blindfolded and
The Head of the Electoral Commission in East Timor has said the country’s first presidential election since independence will go into a second round
After docking at the International Space Station on Tuesday, the world’s fifth space tourist, Charles Simonyi, has nothing but praise for his visit