"“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
Dark forces are at work lobbying to influence European policy-making, according to an MEP advocating a reinforcement of transparency rules in the
Around 80 companies selling plane tickets by internet have been warned to clean up their business practices or face legal action. Brussels gave the
As expected, the European Central Bank has kept the cost of borrowing unchanged at 4%. ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet and the policymakers on the
The annual shareholders meeting of sporting-goods maker Adidas, inevitably attracted protests against its sponsorship of the Olympic Games.
The Russian energy giant Gazprom has become the world’s third largest listed company by market value. That comes just one day after its outgoing
Unemployment has risen in Spain, and at the same time the competition for jobs. The Spaniards complain the Portuguese are accepting substandard
Pictures emerging from southern Myanmar, the former Burma, show how much of the region was devastated by the weekend’s devastating cyclone.
A suspected paedophile has been arrested within two days of Interpol releasing photographs in an appeal for information on the Internet. The pictures
Silvio Berlusconi has been sworn in as Italy’s prime minister for the fourth time in his political career.
The members of his government have also
Russia’s parliament has rubber-stamped the choice of Vladimir Putin as the country’s new prime minister.
Putin stepped down as president yesterday
Demanding their right to return to their homeland, Palestinians have marked what they call al-Nakba, or “The Catastrophe.”
At a rally in Bethlehem
Patrick Dempsey, who found fame as an 1980’s film heartthrob and later as the handsome doctor named “McDreamy” in the popular American television
It’s all colours of electro and indie music at the Nuits Sonores in Lyon. Now in its sixth year, the festival in the French city has established an
Glaciers are considered by scientists as barometers of global warming.
In this issue of Science we look at two glaciers in the southern hemisphere