"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 French press has greeted the country’s new President with headlines reflecting the divide in the electorate. After a third consecutive victory
Just hours after the French presidential election result was announced clashes broke out between police and anti-Sarkozy demonstrators. Violence was
Reaction to Nicholas Sarkozy’s election as French President has been quick from neighbours in Europe. The German chancellor, Angela Merkel – whose
Nicolas Sarkozy outlined some of his priorities during his victory speech to supporters. “I will be president for all French people and will speak
The European Commission has raised its forecast for euro zone economic growth this year. It said it should be 2.6%, up from the 2.4% it predicted in
US aluminium company Alcoa has launched a hostile takeover for its Canadian rival Alcan. It is offering almost 20 billion euros in cash and stock and
There has also been a positive reaction to Sarkozy’s win from the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She said: “We’ve agreed to increase and intensify
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Nicolas Sarkozy focused on relations with other countries in his victory speech delivered to supporters, saying improving European-African relations
Ségolène Royal put on a brave smile in the wake of defeat, but the battle she now faces to maintain her grip on the French socialist movement looks
Among international reaction to Sarkozy’s victory, Turkish papers have been focusing on his opposition to Turkey’s bid to join the EU. The Turkish
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, have been having dinner with President George W Bush on the latest leg of a state visit to
French president-elect, Nicholas Sarkozy has left Paris for a few days seclusion after the rigours of beating Socialist party candidate Segolene
The parliament in Turkey has approved a major change in the constitution, which means the country’s president would be elected directly by the people
Turkey’s Foreign Minister has bowed to public and political pressure and withdrawn his candidacy for president. “From now on my nation will decide
Ségolène Royal may be down but she is not out. Almost immediately after the announcement of the initial results of the presidential election, and
It was a Nicolas Sarkozy wreathed in smiles who greeted thousands of his jubilant supporters in Paris’ Place de la Concorde.
The crowds had begun to
The wreckage of a Kenya Airways plane, which disappeared over the weekend after taking off from Cameroun, has been found. Pieces of fuselage, and a
Not everyone in France welcomed news of the presidential victory. Almost immediately after the announcement, disturbances broke out in Paris and in
Segolene Royal may have been able to hide her disappointment but in the Socialist, and anti-Sarkozy, stronghold of Clichy-sous-Bois they were hard
In the wake of their defeat, the French socialist leaders have wasted no time in staking their claims in the battle for control of a party that is