"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“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
The answers to some of the greatest mysteries of the universe could be hidden in a pipe, built a 100 metres below the outskirts of Geneva. On
A sleepy village in northeastern Poland is at the centre of an incest case that echoes that of Austrian Josef Fritzl.
Amid claims he imprisoned his
Showing it has not finished with Cuba just yet, Hurricane Ike has made its second landfall on the island nation.
Massive waves on the seafront in
The fight against terrorism and militant violence has come under the spotlight at the swearing-in of Pakistan’s new president.
Asif Ali Zardari
Speculation is growing that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il may have suffered a stroke after he failed to appear at a military parade celebrating the
Ukraine has been given a morale-boost at talks with senior European Union officials in Paris, but no pledge was offered for membership of the
Some Russian troops have started leaving a Georgian village near the breakaway region of Abkhazia, a day after Moscow said it would pull out within a
Ex-hostage French-Colombian anti-corruption militant Ingrid Betancourt tops the official list of candidates for this year’s Sakharov Prize to be
Serbia has taken a decisive step towards a stronger future with the European Union. The parliament in Belgrade voted five to one in favour of the
Having spent most of Tuesday in positive territory, European shares ended the session down as the euphoria faded over the US government’s bailout of
The producers’ cartel OPEC is not expected to cut the amount of oil its putting out as a result of the meeting at its headquarters in Vienna, despite
French carmaker Renault has given its works council members details of plans to cut the number of employees.
There are to be a total of 4,000
The European planemaker Airbus has announced plans to build a components factory in Tunisia.
It is part of an expanded restructuring plan which
From a tour of duty in Iraq, to a tour of duty in Afghanistan… The US president has announced changes in American troop deployments in both
One of the highlights of the film buff’s calendar, the Toronto International Film Festival is in full flow. Of the anticipated 300,000 visitors, many
The 13th edition of the Lyon Dance Biennial got under way on September 6th to the tune of 1930s composer George Gershwin. “Good Morning Mr
European Space Operations controllers have been given the chance to examine some close-up asteroid photos. Pictures of the Steins asteroid were
Since the end of August, making and receiving calls on your mobile in the European Union while away from your home country has been less expensive
On September 16, the European Commission’s first
EU summit on the Roma community will take place in Brussels. It is a chance, perhaps, for a people
Thailand’s Constitutional Court says Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej must step down because he hosted a TV cookery show while in office. His cabinet
Moscow says its soldiers are likely to stay in South Ossetia and Abkhazia for a long time, a day after agreeing to a deal to pull troops out of
There is no breakthrough in sight for Ukraine’s bid to join the European Union, despite a summit that is set to offer encouragement about closer
US President George W. Bush is expected to announce he is going to cut troop numbers in Iraq by only 8,000 before leaving office in January. That
The widower of assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto has taken the oath of office as president in Pakistan.
Asif Ali Zardari was sworn
Italy’s defence minister has ignited a second row over apparent Nazi sympathies in as many days.
While paying tribute to Italian World War Two
Russia has agreed to withdraw its forces from undisputed territory in Georgia within the next month, after a day of shuttle diplomacy by a top