"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"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
"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,”"
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All the EU countries
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Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni’s Kadima party appears to have bounced back in the latest polls despite failing to form a unity government
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The centre-right party in Lithuania has agreed to talks with three other parties on forming a coalition.
The Homeland Union-Christian Democrat
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The people of the Syrian border town of Al Bukamal have been burying their dead. Syria says eight civilians were killed after US helicopters and
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German Agriculture Minister Horst Seehofer has been appointed premier of the state of Bavaria.
He was appointed by the regional parliament in
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livnia appears to be holding her own in the latest polls after failing to put together a coalition government.
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The longest-held political hostage of Colombia’s FARC guerillas, Oscar Lizcano, has been freed after eight years in the jungle.
The 63 year-old
Japan has outlined steps to ease its ailing banks after stocks in Tokyo hit their lowest level since 1982.
With no apparent end in sight to the
Still no signs the bottom has been reached in the global markets slump, with Europe following Asia down on opening this morning.
London lost over
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has requested early elections after failing to bring together a new coalition government.
Livni was was handed
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A former Colombian Congressman kidnapped more than eight years ago by FARC guerrillas has escaped through the jungle with one of his captors.
G7 finance ministers and central bankers have expressed concern at the “excessive volatility” in the exchange rate of Japan’s currency, the yen
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