"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."
Israel has refused to say when it will return tax money withheld from the Palestinian government since Hamas took power. But Foreign Minister Tzipi
The United States has ended its 15-month-old aid embargo on the Palestinian Authority. The move, announced by US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice
It has been a big success in English – now they want to speak other languages.
Google, which bought the video sharing website YouTube last year
Thousands of prisoners in the UK are to be released early to ease the problem of overcrowded jails.
Inmates serving sentences of four years or less
Britain’s Pearson, which publishes the Financial Times, has said it is considering its options for the French business daily it owns, Les Echos. The
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, on a visit to the United States, has been holding talks with US President George W Bush.
A vote by the European Parliament means that major drinks companies will still be able to make vodka from non-traditional ingredients such as grapes
Compromise on two thorny domestic issues has allowed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to focus on cutting a deal on a proposed new EU treaty.
Cadbury Schweppes has announced a major reorganisation. It will close 15% of its 70 confectionery factories worldwide by 2011 and reduce its
There is a new government line-up in France after the final round of parliamentary elections.
President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced that
Israeli tanks have entered Gaza near a key crossing point between the now Hamas-ruled territory and Israel.
One Israeli military source says the
At least 75 people are reported to have been killed in a massive explosion in Baghdad.
A bomb went off near the Shi’ite Khilani mosque in the
Former prime minister Ehud Barak has been sworn in as Israel’s new defence minister a day after the Knesset approved his nomination.
Pakistan has demanded that Britain withdraw a knighthood awarded to the author Salman Rushdie. The honour has rekindled anger which followed the
Hundreds of Burmese nationals, both at home and abroad, have been marking the 62nd birthday of their iconic defender of democracy. Aung San Suu Kyi