"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
Europe’s relationship with Turkey spans thousands of years and is fraught with fascination and fear in equal measure. Now Istanbul is on the brink of
Oil prices are rising again. They have been pushed up sharply by a surge in global stock markets.
Investors resumed buying shares in the
A rollercoaster ride for Volkswagen’s shares is over.
Having rocketed this week, the stock dived after VW’s biggest investor – sports car maker
Wednesday was a bumper day for European stocks, which closed up almost 10 percent.
Investors were heartened by interest rate news from the US and
Europe’s car industry has received a 40 billion euro promise of innovation support.
The European Commission has agreed to help the sector achieve
Latvians are laughing about the EU. They said yes to joining the bloc five years ago. Now they are having a humorous retrospective. Nine Latvian
Digging into emergency and cohesion funds to safeguard employment is part of Brussels’ latest bid to kick-start economic growth.
Trying to prevent the weakening US economy from slipping into a deep and prolonged recession, the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, has cut
With its economy in hot water and its political system in turmoil, Ukraine has taken a big step towards securing a vital international
Rebel Congolese troops bearing down on the city of Goma in the east of the country have declared a unilateral ceasefire. They say it is to prevent
Like McCain, Barack Obama has been hitting the key swing states as he attempts to shore up his support.
Campaigning in the key battleground of
With next week’s US presidential election being decided in a few key battlegrounds, John McCain has hit the crucial state of Florida to ram his
In the midst of a financial and economic crisis, the US electoral campaign has highlighted the difficulties facing ordinary middle class
There have been ugly scenes in an historic square in Rome as controversial education reforms won final parliamentary approval.
Tourists ran for
A British woman with multiple sclerosis has lost her fight to get the law clarified on assisted suicide.
Debbie Purdy went to London’s High Court
Florida’s vote has been crucial in recent US electoral history. Who could forget eight years ago, when the disputed result in the state was decisive
A drug developed to treat leukaemia may also help some people suffering from multiple sclerosis. According to researchers at Britain’s Cambridge
The world’s most advanced artificial heart has been unveiled. French cardiac specialist Alain Carpentier claims it could eventually save the lives of
Smarting at British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s use of anti-terrorism laws to freeze the assets of an Icelandic bank, people in the land of the
American actor Armand Assante headed the jury at the 38th edition of the Molodist International Film Festival in Kiev.
George W. Bush is a hero to many Georgians, who feel sheltered by the outgoing US administration, despite the disappointing outcome of their August
At least 160 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake rocked southwestern Pakistan.
Hundreds of mud-walled houses were brought down and
Presidential products are all the rage as Americans prepare to cast their ballots.
Whether it is quenching your thirst or keeping up with fashion
With six days to go until election day, presidential candidate Barack Obama is stepping up his TV blitz to woo America’s wavering voters.
Italy’s Senate has passed Silvio Berlusconi’s controversial education reforms which have been subject to massive protests in Rome.
Iraqi authorities have taken over control of another one of the country’s provinces.
Today’s handover from US forces is being seen as a milestone