"“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
Germany and Poland say they will work together to try to find a way forward after the Irish “no” vote in the new EU reform treaty. The Polish Prime
Oil prices hit a new record today, coinciding with renewed protests across Europe at the soaring cost of fuel. Hundreds of truckers brought Operation
The state of the Netherlands is on trial at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague, accused of doing nothing to prevent the massacre of Bosnian Muslims
The victims of Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet uprising have been remembered at a state ceremony in Budapest.
The event took place on the 50th
NATO’s Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer is in Ukraine to assess its bid to enter the military alliance. Kiev wants a “Membership Action Plan”
The Czechs are keeping their options open on their participation in the Lisbon Treaty.
After the Irish rejection of the pact, French President
On the European Union foreign ministers’ menu at their emergency talks in Brussels: Irish stew.
After Irish voters’ ‘No’ in last Thursday’s
The price of oil has hit nearly 140 dollars a barrel -a record high despite promises by Saudi Arabia to boost output. The Saudis, who are the biggest
The dispute between British oil producer BP and its Russian partners in the joint TNK-BP venture has been raised yet another notch. A leading Russian
Prices are on the up and up, the Euro zone annual inflation rate reached a new record high of 3.7 percent in May. The news will hit families hard as
European markets closed on Monday as stocks fell for the first time in three days and British Airways, BMW and Danone all suffered losses. Concern is
Steve Carell is bungling secret agent Maxwell Smart in a big screen remake of Mel Brooks’ 1960s television series, Get Smart.
As its name suggests, Melancholia, an opera by Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas, is not a happy tale.
A long-running space science mission will come to an end in the next few weeks. The joint ESA-NASA probe Ulysses will be switched off after nearly 18
Washington has given its backing to Lebanon’s new president. The US Secretary of State met President Michel Suleiman at his palace near Beirut. This
The Irish rejection of the new EU reform treaty has posed more questions than answers as European foreign ministers meet in Luxembourg. Some insist
A suicide bomb attack in northern Sri Lanka has left at least 12 people dead and 22 injured.The Tamil Tiger rebel group is suspected of being behind
Wedding planners in California are licking their lips at the prospect of a business bonanza, as same-sex marriages become legal from tonight. The
The new week has brought no relief from fuel protests across Europe. Truckers have blocked main routes across France in their continuing battle for
After talks with the US President in London, the British Prime Minister has issued a fresh warning against Iran. Gordon Brown spoke to the media
Voters in Romania have picked a leftist independent mayor to run Bucharest, according to exit polls. Sorin Oprescu, who’s backed by the Social
What should they do now? That’s the question which will be asked across Europe today. Foreign ministers meet in Luxemburg as French President Nicolas
Crack Italian troops are now patrolling the sreets in and around Naples in a government drive to help solve the long-standing waste disposal crisis
The main Albanian party in Macedonia has won a partial parliamentary election re-vote after inter-ethnic violence two weeks ago left one person dead
As the US President George W. Bush arrived for dinner with Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the more cruel of the political pundits were