"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
Mediators from the Arab League have brokered an agreement to end Lebanon’s worst internal violence since the end of the civil war in 1990.
It promises to be a summer of discontent in France, and on Thursday several entire public sectors went on strike, notably education workers.
Hundreds of suspected illegal immigrants have been rounded-up across Italy, as part of the new right-wing government’s hard line on law and order
Tens of thousands of French public sector workers took to the streets to protest against planned job cuts. Teachers, hospital workers and other state
Divided and angry, Palestinians have been marking Israel’s birth in their way. At the Erez border crossing between Israel and Gaza, clashes broke
The funeral of a Spanish police officer killed in a suspected ETA attack has taken place in the Basque capital Vitoria. Prince Felipe, his wife and
Three days after China’s massive earthquake, hopes of finding many more survivors are diminishing. Nearly 20,000 people are known to have perished
In a speech before the Israeli parliament, President Bush has offered a peace prophecy for the Middle East.
The president, who is on a Middle East
Participants in the annual Brussels Economic Forum conference have been looking at ways to meet the economic challenges facing the EU and agreed that
The partial sale of phone company OTE was just one of the privatisations that thousands of Greek workers protested against when they went on strike
The second round of “Open Skies” discussions between the European Union and the United States is off the ground, this one about levels of foreign
Europe’s biggest phone company, Deutsche Telekom, has been explaining to shareholders at its annual general meeting, the thinking behind its overseas
Ever dreamt of becoming an astronaut? This might be your chance. The European Space Agency is on a recruitment drive for talented individuals to join
Indie rock fans have a treat coming their way this summer going by the name of ‘The Last Shadow Puppets’. It’s a collaboration between Alex Turner of
The honour of opening the 2008 Cannes Film Festival fell to Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of Jose Saramago’s novel ‘Blindness’. Six years after
Danish and Israeli developers have unveiled a new project that hopes to further the cause of electric cars with the help of exchangeable batteries
Left with virtually nothing when Cyclone Nargis obliterated their homes nearly two weeks ago, villagers near Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, have
An Arab League delegation is expected to reach a deal on Lebanon, defusing a crisis that led to six days of armed conflict. On Wednesday, the
The funeral has taken place of the police officer killed in a suspected ETA attack yesterday. Top Spanish dignitaries attended the ceremony in the
Angela Merkel has warned that biofuel production should not come at the expense of the environment. Speaking at the start of a Latin America tour in
Fears are growing in China that more lives could be at risk after it was revealed Monday’s earthquake caused extensive damage to hundreds of dams and
The US President was expected to hail Israel as a “thriving democracy in the heart of the Holy Land” when he addressed the country’s parliament
Former rival John Edwards has thrown his support behind Barack Obama.
“The reason I am here tonight is the Democrat voters in America have made
Moments of terror during Monday’s earthquake in western China were captured by an amateur cameraman. The pictures were taken near Chengdu in China’s
Seven NATO member countries have signed a deal to create a research centre aimed at protecting the alliance against cybercrime. The agreement
The party of the late Slobodan Milosevic is being frantically wooed in the race to form a majority government in Serbia. The Socialists hold the key
Celebratory gunfire rang out in the Shia-dominated areas of Beirut following the news that the Lebanese government had revoked measures against the
The 61st Cannes Film Festival has got underway with the traditional red carpet parade. The jury this year is led by actor Sean Penn, who, along with