"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."
More people are being evacuated in south-west England as a major river threatens to burst its banks in the town of Gloucester. Up to 150,000 homes in
“A victory for democracy”. That was the verdict of the Turkish press today after the ruling AK Party won a new election and also increased its share
The last king of Afghanistan has died in Kabul. 92 year-old Mohammed Zahir Shah ruled his nation for 40 years before fleeing to exile in Italy in
They called him Imam Beckenbauer in school – the man who has just won a second term in office in Turkey is fervent about his religion and his
Families of the Polish pilgrims killed and injured in a bus crash in France have arrived in the country in search of answers as to what caused the
A major part of Spain’s second city Barcelona was left without electricity after a chain reaction of disasters led to fires at power distribution
That is the verdict of the newspapers after Turkey’s ruling AK Party won the election and increased its share of the vote. The Prime Minister Reccep
Turkey’s main stock market index surged after the elections in which the pro-business AK Party secured a decisive victory.
Analyst Mert Yazicioglu
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The final official results will be published in a few days but Turkish media have issued preliminary figures with 99.9 percent of the ballots
The world’s two biggest offshore drilling companies Transocean and GlobalSantaFe are merging. Both are based in Houston, Texas in the US making oil
The British government has promised to spend more than a billion euros a year on flood defences by 2011, as entire towns in the south of England are
There was disappointment outside the headquarters of the Turkey’s right-wing MHP despite a vast improvement on the party’s 2002 result. It should now
The French and Polish presidents have visited the site of a coach accident in south-east France that killed 26 Polish nationals. Nicolas Sarkozy and
The EU’s External Relations chief and France’s first lady have travelled to Libya to press for the release of the six foreign medics convicted for
There was jubilation too in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in the south east of Turkey. Pro-Kurdish politicians will take their seats in
Drinking water has begun to run out in areas of the UK already cut off by some of the worst flooding for the 60 years. Many thousands of people in
Europe’s foreign ministers, with Portugal’s Luis Amado in the chair, have begun meetings that will lead to a final written version of the EU Treaty
Food was in the firing line on the latest day of the EU Consumer Protection Commissioner’s visit to China. The five-day tour by Meglena Kuneva is
Unofficial results give the AK Party 46.7 percent of the vote. But the opposition’s showing means the AKP will have less seats in parliament. The
The families of the Polish pilgrims who died in a coach crash in France have arrived in the country for the grim task of identifying their loved