"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 Georgian President said the battle in South Ossetia was no longer simply about his country. Mikhail Saakashvili appealed directly to the
Volunteers from South Ossetia’s neighbouring Russian region of North Ossetia have been signing up to fight against Georgian forces across the
Vowing to defend “compatriots” in South Ossetia, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has promised to punish those responsible for any deaths.
Behind the Georgia-South Ossetia territorial conflict lie possibilities for broader military scenarios. The whole region is geostrategically vital
Officially it is not yet full-scale war, but amid the chaos and the carnage in South Ossetia, it is difficult to find a more apt
The fight for control of South Ossetia escalated on Thursday night. It appears the separatist region was preparing for another war with Georgia. It
The skies over Beijing crackled and fizzed with fireworks, light and sound, as well as the hopes of a nation, as the 29th Olympic Games opened in the
As the opening ceremony thrilled those in the Bird’s Nest stadium thousands gathered in Tiananmen Square to watch the events unfold on giant screens
With the eyes of the world on China’s Olympics, human rights’ protestors were guaranteed airtime.
Demonstrators took to the streets across Europe
Thousands of people had to be evacuated because of three bombs planted in a tourist resort and on a high-speed rail line in the French Basque
A heap of twisted metal was all that left of the engine and first six carriages of an express train which slammed into a bridge as it was collapsing
Italy’s economy contracted in the second quarter of the year according to new government data. The figures for Europe’s fourth largest economy were
Royal Bank of Scotland has announced its first loss in 40 years, and although it is one of the biggest losses in British corporate history it is not
Cheaper oil and metals helped pull European shares back from their earlier lows on Friday and they closed up 0.5%.
Airlines, carmakers and
Russia’s prime minister has pledged a response to what he called Georgia’s “aggressive actions” against South Ossetia.
Vladimir Putin was speaking
Calls for calm have fallen on deaf ears with a dramatic escalation in the South Ossetian conflict fuelling fears of full-scale war.
Six people died and more than 30 were injured when a high-speed train crashed into a collapsed bridge in the Czech Republic. The express was
World leaders have arrived in Beijing, to celebrate what China calls an historic moment, the Olympic Games. Heads of state seem to have put aside any
Georgia’s future is at stake, according to its pro-Western president who has urged his people to stand together.
In a televised address to the
South Ossetia is no stranger to conflict. There has been sporadic violence for years as authorities there battle to breakaway from Georgian
Fears of full-blown war in the Caucasus are intensifying with dramatic developments in the South Ossetian conflict today.
News agencies in Russia
The wait is almost over and the Beijing Olympics are about to begin.
At eight minutes and eight seconds past eight, on the eighth day of the eighth
The senior party in Austria’s Grand Coalition will today elect a new leader to revive its chances in next month’s elections.
Osama bin Laden’s driver has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for supporting terrorism.
Salim Hamdan was acquitted on charges of
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been doing his bit to clean up the streets of Naples as part of a drive to end the city’s rubbish
The eyes of the world will be fixed on Beijing for today’s Olympic opening ceremony but voices of protest will still be heard across the
Georgian troops have launched artillery and rocket attacks on the South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali after surrounding the city.
Georgia has offered rebel South Ossetian forces an immediate ceasefire, after heavy clashes killed two Georgian peacekeepers, and wounded three