"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
"What these people did for each other says far more about who we are as Americans than the cowardly acts of a killer ever could"
Sarah Huckerbee Sanders
White House press secretary
The European Union has approved a mission to eastern Chad to protect civilians and aid workers caught up in the violence in neighbouring Darfur
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House prices in Britain fell again in January by 0.3%. It was their fourth straight month of decline as prospective buyers delayed purchases deterred
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Lebanon’s opposition has buried its dead a day after violent clashes broke out between militants and the army in the capital Beirut. The eight
Welcoming the launch of a European harmonised bank transfer system, Brussels says the potential benefits could exceed €123 billion over the next six
EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels have failed to agree on the signing of a pact with Serbia for closer ties. This would have been seen as a
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The number of foreign observers invited to monitor Russia’s presidential election in March will be halved compared with last time.
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Combative and charismatic right-winger Samak Sundaravej has been elected prime minister by Thailand’s parliament as the country returns to a
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Tens of thousands of people have bid farewell to Indonesia’s former autocratic president Suharto. His body was flown from the capital Jakarta to be
Germany’s ruling CDU has suffered surprise and severe losses in the western state of Hesse.
Although he finished a whisker ahead of his Social
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Spain’s ruling Socialist party has been setting out its stall for a second term in March’s general elections. Polls indicate Prime Minister Jose Luis
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