"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
Bank of America has agreed to buy the battered mortgage lender Countrywide for 2.7 billion euros. Countrywide has suffered huge losses and defaults
The price of gold hit a record high on Friday, going above 900 dollars an ounce for the first time ever in New York. It was driven up by hopes of a
British engine maker Rolls-Royce Group has announced plans to cut up to 2,300 jobs worldwide in response to rising costs.
It is getting more
A directive proposal to harmonise the €800 billion consumer credit market is coming up for a vote in the European Parliament. The goal is to allow
EU diplomats have said a European Union peacekeeping force for Chad and the Central African Republic, could be deployed by mid-February. Eufor was to
US President George W. Bush has arrived in Kuwait, after concluding his visit to Israel and the West Bank. It is the first of five Arab states on the
So far, the Chavez method has worked. But could it point the way to the release of further jungle hostages? After securing freedom for Consuelo
As part of a global day of action, Amnesty International marked the sixth anniversary of the controversial Guantamano Bay detention centre by staging
There have been further tributes to Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to conquer Mount Everest, who has died aged 88. His historic exploit with
The first trip to the Holy Land by George Bush as US president was marked by a bold forecast of a peace treaty, and some strong words for the
German football ace Juergen Klinsmann is taking over as coach of Bayern Munich from July. Klinsmann coached the German national team to an unexpected
The British aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has announced plans to cut 2,300 jobs from its managerial, professional and clerical staff. The
Demonstrators have been protesting against the sixth anniversary of the opening of the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. In Australia
US President George W. Bush has rounded off the Israeli part of a Middle East tour, having hardened his tone towards the administration there. During
There has been a happy ending at last for Hugo Chavez and the two women hostages whose liberation he helped secure. Clara Rojas and Consuelo Gonzalez
Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the two men to first conquer Mount Everest, has died. The 88-year-old New Zealander, who had been ill for some time
There were cheerful goodbyes from President Bush in Jerusalem last night after a visit that marked a change in tone from Israel’s main ally. The
There was a joyful reunion with friends and family in Venezuela for two hostages released by Colombia’s FARC rebels. Clara Rojas and Consuelo
The triumphal return of the hostages is being seen as a major political victory for the leftist leader after recent setbacks. It has brought
There has also been praise for Colombia’s President Alvaro Uribe who gave the green light to Chavez to begin mediation. At one point Uribe halted the