"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
Russia has announced its promised troop pullout from Georgia is complete. But Moscow’s definition of a withdrawal falls far short of what its critics
French engineering company Alstom is again in the legal firing line following a raid on several of its Swiss branches and an arrest. Some 50 Swiss
The US Democratic presidential hopeful is maintaining a guessing game over who will run alongside him for Vice President when America chooses on
One year on from the start of America’s sub-prime mortgage crisis, US house prices continue to fall, and the fallout could claim an unlikely victim
A busy weekend is in store for immigration officers on Europe’s Mediterranean borders. Favourable weather will soon break so the flow of immigrants
Anguish is turning to anger as relatives of the 153 people killed in the Madrid plane crash demand explanations over why their loved ones perished
Reports are coming in of serious loss of civilian life in Afghanistan during a raid by coalition forces. The Afghan Interior Ministry says 76
The Georgian government says it is looking for between one and two billion euros to rebuild after its 10-day border war with Russia. It has cost
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has agreed to a parliamentary debate on re-instating a group of judges who were deposed last
Russia says it will maintain military checkpoints within Georgian territory for good, despite a promise to complete a partial troop withdrawal by the
A religious service will be held on September 1 in the Spanish capital for the 153 people killed in the Madrid plane crash.
Attempts to identify
The British government is in the firing line after yet another data security breach.
This time, the personal details of all 84,000 prisoners in
Jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has had his appeal for parole turned down by a court in Siberia.
Once Russia’s richest man, he was
Two offices of the US presidential hopeful John McCain were evacuated after a threatening letter containing unidentified white powder arrived at his
A double suicide bombing in Pakistan that killed around 60 people has highlighted the security challenges facing whoever takes over from President
The grief of victims’ relatives has been heightened by the difficulty of identifying the bodies of many of those died.
Families arriving in Madrid
As investigators gather clues as to what caused Wednesday’s plane crash in Madrid, authorities are still trying to identify those killed.
With one eye on legislative elections next year German Chancellor Angela Merkela has undertaken a nationwide tour of schools to promote education
The US has already led efforts in providing humanitarian relief to those caught up in the Russia-Georgia conflict.
But it seems the help on offer