"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."
Albania’s president Bamir Topi has been in office since July. With a strong say in foreign policy, he is keen to join NATO and the European Union
Madrid’s Prado Museum reopens to the public today after a multi-million euro facelift and expansion. It has been five years in the making but the
In March, 2005, a statue of Franco on a horse was taken down in the San Juan de la Cruz square in Madrid. A taboo was broken, and other Spanish
Russia has said it doesn’t believe sanctions against Iran will help solve the nuclear crisis with Tehran. That’s according to Russian foreign
Outside the courtroom, relatives of the victims spoke of their anger that one of the main suspects, “Mohamed the Egyptian” had been cleared of any
A Spanish court has found 21 people guilty over their part in the 2004 Madrid train bombings. 191 people died in Europe’s worst Islamic terrorist
The European Union’s internal borders-free zone is about to add nine more EU member states from this December 21. The bloc’s interior ministers next
Following the political changes in Poland, Europe is among the main areas of conflict between the incoming government and the President, Lech
Britain can expect some 160 million euros from a European Union solidarity fund to help towards the costs of flooding in June and July. EU Regional
Security is tight as Spain awaits verdicts on 28 men accused of perpetrating the 2004 Madrid train bombings. Most of the accused are of Moroccan
The Queen has said London and Riyadh must work together to combat the threat of terrorism. Her Majesty’s comments came during a state banquet in
The 40-year dictatorship of Spain’s General Franco has been formally condemned by parliament in Madrid. MPs approved a controversial bill, despite
A bomb that destroyed a bus in the Russian car town of Togliatti is being blamed on terrorists or organised crime. The device exploded in the morning
The horrifying images of the bomb attacks are unlikely to fade for the victims even if the verdicts did bring some closure. In total 10 devices
The US Federal Reserve has lowered benchmark borrowing costs by a quarter percentage point to 4.5%. The thinking of Fed chairman Ben Bernanke and his
The crisis over the alleged kidnapping of more than 100 children by French charity workers in Chad is escalating into a diplomatic dispute. The
The Iraqi government has approved draft legislation revoking immunity from prosecution for employees of private security firms. The law, which must
A Spanish judge has found 21 people guilty of involvement in the 2004 Madrid train bombings which killed 191 people and injured more than 1,800
Buddhist monks have again returned to the streets of Myanmar, the former Burma, for the first time since pro-democracy demonstrations were crushed by
The devastating terror attacks saw 10 bombs explode almost simultaneously at three stations during the early morning rush hour. Police believe
Terrorists or organised crime are being blamed for a bomb blast which destroyed a bus in the Russian town of Togliatti. At least eight people died
Cuba has become the latest Caribbean country to be hit by tropical storm Noel, with torrential rain and high winds. Reservoirs and rivers on the
The Franco-American telecoms giant Alcatel- Lucent is to cut thousands more jobs as part of a restructuring plan.
The company had warned its third