"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
Israel’s decision to launch a land offensive seemed as unavoidable as it was risky: to not act would signal acceptance of Hamas’ rule of Gaza, but
The gas war has erupted again after three years marked by ups and downs between Moscow and Kiev over its cost. No deal, no supplies. It’s the same
The Czech leaders will share the duties of their country’s presidency of the European Union. Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, for instance, will chair
The Czech Republic, now steering the European Union’s rotating presidency, has been forced to move on quickly from its inaugural celebration. It must
Toyota is planning to stop production at all of its Japanese plants for eleven days in February and March because of a slump in sales. That comes on
Euro zone inflation plunged more than expected in December. The speed of decline in the inflation rate in the fifteen countries that were then using
Crude oil prices remain volatile, later on Tuesday they slipped back after earlier hitting a one-month high above 50 dollars a barrel. That spike was
The number of dead on both sides of the Gaza conflict continues to rise. Earlier, the funerals of three Israeli soldiers killed in so called friendly
As winter bites, Russia’s energy dispute with Ukraine has cut and threatened to cut gas supplies across Europe and Turkey. The European Union
Israeli tank fire has reportedly killed at least 40 Palestinians and injured many more at a UN-run school in Gaza. Two tank shells exploded near to
Nicolas Sarkozy says he has some hope for a ceasefire in Gaza, and is returning to Egypt to work out the details of a peace plan. On the French
Israel continues to pound Gaza in its bid to neutralise Hamas’ military threat. Israeli Apache helicopters rained missiles down over the coastal
Aid agencies say Gaza is plunging deeper into a humanitarian crisis with each passing day of the Israeli offensive. In periods of relative calm
Actors Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in a new film “Doubt” based on a Tony award-winning Broadway play. The story profiles a volatile
It is a taste of Indian art never before seen in such an all-encompassing collection in the UK. Bringing together 27 artists, the international
Talks between Gazprom and the EU are planned in Berlin, but so far the company is standing firm. The Deputy Chairman Alexander Medvedev said
Hamas has continued to fire rockets into Israel penetrating even further into its territory.
The Israeli town of Gedera, some 45 kilometres north
Germany and Austria say they’re feeling the impact of a cut in Russian gas to Ukraine.
Austria has reported a 90 percent drop and Germany says
As Israel pushes ahead with its offensive against Hamas it has demanded the militant group be prevented from re-arming as a pre-condition for a
The European Union has called for the immediate resumption of gas supplies to Europe. In a joint statement, the new Czech EU Presidency and the
Nicolas Sarkozy has held talks with Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad in Damascus as he continues his diplomatic effort to obtain a ceasefire in Gaza
A chilean rescue plane is reported to have spotted the boat of a participant in the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world yacht race who had issued a
With emergency services overwhelmed injured Gazans are getting to hospital in any way they can.
Taxis have been commandeered to ferry the
He has not been officially inaugurated yet, but the hard work has already started for US President-elect Barack Obama.
Having moved to Washington
Russia has reduced gas supplies sent to Europe via Ukraine, after allegations that Kiev is siphoning some off. Kiev has denied the claims and says