"“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
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
Unemployment in the UK rose to its highest level in more than a decade in the three months up to September as the British economy tips into
The European Commission has fined four companies Asahi, Pilkington, Saint-Gobain and Soliver more than 1.3 billion euros for fixing the price of
Wednesday was another grim day for European shares which ended down just over three percent after choppy trading.
Banks’s slumped, along with
Europe’s Budget Commissioner wants to simplify and modernise the bloc’s spending.
The global financial crisis has exposed the inability of the EU’s
US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says the US government is not going to go ahead with its plan to buy up devalued mortgage assets from the
The World Trade Organisation is trying to find out exactly how bad an effect the credit crunch is having on international trade.
Nearly 90 percent
Credit rating agencies are to come under close EU scrutiny as the commission announces the creation of a legally binding central register and
The German government has been told it should increase public investment spending to bolster Europe’s largest economy as it faces a recession.
The US and Russia will hold talks in Geneva over the next week to try to find a replacement for the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, which is
Jerusalem has chosen Israeli businessman and secular politician Nir Barkat as its new mayor.
Seen as a battle between the city’s secular and
Mourners paid homage to the victims killed in the Nerpa nuclear submarine disaster.
Thousands of people from the far eastern Russian city of
It is a measure the Algerian opposition claims is aimed at letting the country’s president stay in office for life.
The upper and lower houses of
Ukraine’s political tensions have erupted into a parliamentary punch-up. It came as members prepared to vote on the dismissal of the speaker, a
After nine years in power, Abdelaziz Bouteflika is widely credited with restoring some stability to Algeria after the bloodshed of the 1990s and of
A unilateral ceasefire has been declared in Darfur by the Sudanese President, just months after the International Criminal Court said he could be
Known as Mama Africa, Miriam Makeba was one of South Africa’s most politically committed and iconic singers who became an international symbol of the
After HBO’s Six Feet Under, Alan Ball returns to the big screen with Towelhead. By turns shocking, sad and darkly funny, it follows 13-year-old
With Europe’s space ambitions facing a budget squeeze due to the weak economy, the industry plans to combine science and adventure in special zero
While the UN considers whether to send more troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s war zone, life is getting ever harder for people there
The EU has given the go ahead for the takeover of Alitalia, but the airline must pay back a 300 million euro loan first.
The European commission
A controversial move to lift the limits on presidential terms in Algeria has been approved by the country’s parliament.
The former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian has been formally arrested after 11 hours of questioning by corruption investigators.
Israeli businessman and politician Nir Barkat has won Israel’s mayoral election, defeating ultra orthodox rabbi Meir Porush.
In an election, which
Defeated US presidential candidate John McCain has given his first post-election TV interview.
The 72-year-old seemed in good humour when he
Russia buries its dead — as thousands of mourners pay homage to the victims killed in the nuclear submarine Nerpa.
Nearly 3000 people from the far
Russia’s foreign minister has said his country will abandon plans to station missiles on the Polish border if the US, in turn, scraps its idea to
George W. Bush commemorated his last Veterans Day as US President on the former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid in New York City.
The vessel was
In what could be a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of hard-pressed homeowners, authorities in the United States have unveiled a plan to ease some