"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."
Leaders of European and African countries hold their first summit for seven years in Lisbon today, amid calls from campaigners for a tougher line on
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Opposition Democrats in the US have reacted angrily to CIA revelations that it destroyed videotapes of terrorism interrogations.
There are calls
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The issue of Robert Mugabe divides the public outside the summit just as it does the leaders inside. For his critics the very fact that he has been
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First there was a political crisis, now Belgians have to contend with an industrial one. Rail workers have staged the first in a series of 24-hour
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Talks between striking screenwriters and Hollywood studios have broken down again with both sides blaming each other.
News that four straight days
European Union and African leaders are hoping a row over human rights doesn’t overshadow their two-day summit which got underway this morning in
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