"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
The US is aiming to send 20 to 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan by the beginning of next summer.
Washington is already sending some 3,000 extra
Iraq’s parliament has rejected a draft law that would have allowed troops from Britain, Australia and several other countries to remain beyond the
A ring of police now have to protect Athens’s grand Christmas tree, after the first spruce was reduced to ashes in the ongoing student protests
Thousands of people have taken part in a funeral procession on the Gaza Strip.
Many marchers demanded vengeance and called for more suicide
Heavy traffic all day, going in and out of the royal palace in Brussels, where King Albert II has been trying to find a candidate willing to become
Belgium has been left scrambling for political leadership, in the wake of the Fortis affair.
The botched attempt to bail out the troubled finance
Incoming US President Barack Obama has promised to help the embattled carmaking industry, but only if it seizes the opportunity to reform.
Three Danish soldiers serving with NATO forces in Afghanistan have been killed and one was injured when their armoured vehicle drove over a roadside
A renewal of violence in the Gaza strip has already claimed its first victim, one day after the end of a truce between Israel and the ruling Hamas
Hours of overnight talks have failed to bring a quick resolution to Belgium’s latest political crisis, and more talks are scheduled for today
Just a week before Christmas the European Parliament has said “yes” to a new law aiming to reinforce rules on toy safety. The difficulty has been how
The US President-elect Barack Obama has promised to create more jobs in the floundering American motor industry, but said at the same time that the
Belgium has been thrown into chaos once again at the highest level. Prime Minister Yves Leterme has tendered the resignation of the entire
A Russian warship has sailed into Havana Bay for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The anti-submarine destroyer Admiral