"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 ruled out any ceasefire talks with Hamas and vowed to keep up its retaliatory attacks on Gaza.
This week alone, 20 people were killed
The Uzbek President Islam Karimov looked relaxed as he cast his vote, but this election has been condemned by his opponents as Soviet-style one-party
The party allied to Thailand’s exiled former Prime Minister has won the country’s general election.
The Leader of the People Power Party, Samak
The new Slovenian President has been sworn-in, in a low key ceremony in Ljubljana.
Danilo Turk took over the reins of power from former President
“I very much hope that this new medium will allow me to be more personal and more direct.”
50 years ago, this was Britain’s Queen Elizabeth making
Belgium’s six-month political crisis has been put on hold, as MPs voted for an interim government.
Parliament supported a team led by former Prime
A steady stream of world leaders has visited Kabul ahead of the Christmas celebrations.
Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi was the most recent
Supporters of Thailand’s exiled former prime minister appear to have won the country’s general election.
Exit polls predict that the newly formed
Argentinian ballet dancer Julio Bocca has given the very last performance of his career before hundreds of thousands of fans, choosing to bow out on
Worried residents in northern Italy are flooding vaccination centres after three deaths from bacterial meningitis.
Health authorities in the town
Thailand goes to the polls today for a general election unlikely to heal the country’s political wounds.
It’s the first vote since a bloodless
The people of Uzbekistan are today voting in a presidential election in which there is only one likely winner — Islam Karimov — who has led the