"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
With the workplace undergoing radical transformation in Europe, how can we all keep up with the changes? The European Social Fund supports training
In Cameroon, one-day-old chicks are being killed because they are unprofitable. It is because chicken feed is in short supply and therefore too
A European satellite is prepared for launch to map the subtle variations in gravity around the globe from orbit. It is hoped the GOCE mission will
America is set to lose its last-remaining Afghan supply base in central Asia. Manas airbase in Kyrgyzstan has served as a transit point for
The European Court of Human rights has awarded a radical Muslim preacher compensation for being unfairly detained without trial in the UK.
The secretary general of NATO has said the operation in Afghanistan must not fail.
In a speech to defence ministers in the Polish city of Krakow
An Iraqi journalist who gained global notoriety for hurling his shoes at US President George W. Bush last December is seeking asylum in Switzerland
In a further sign of warming ties between Belarus and the West, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana has travelled to the capital Minsk.
Afghanistan, rather than Iraq, has now become Washington’s top foreign policy priority.
On the ground, foreign troops are tackling an increasingly
Nestle has reported strong underlying 2008 sales growth, up 8.3 percent and, unlike some rivals, said it is cautiously upbeat for this year.
The US Justice Department is suing UBS, asking a federal court in the states to order the Swiss bank to disclose the identities of as many as 52,000
BNP Paribas has slashed its dividend by 70 percent as it reported a fourth-quarter net loss of 1.37 billion euros.
France’s biggest bank in terms
Britain’s BAE Systems, which is Europe’s biggest military contractor, has announced that its full year net profit in 2008 almost doubled, to just
The impact of a US fraud case against Texan billionaire Allen Stanford continues to spread. Governments throughout Latin America have seized or
The energy ministers of the EU have taken a decision to develop gas options that avoid Russian territory.
Meeting in Brussels they said
Trying to end whale hunting for scientific purposes, the European Parliament has called for a “universal agreement” on whaling.
Facing a scarcity of top linguists, the EU institutions have decided to blitz the internet promoting the attractions of the job.
Czech President Vaclav Klaus has taken his criticism of European integration to new heights. Many of the European Parliament’s members refused to sit
An enormous mosaic picture of pure amber, said to be the biggest in the world, is on show at St Petersburg in Russia. It is one of the highlights in
Inspector Clouseau is back in another installment of “The Pink Panther.” Again, Steve Martin breathes life back into the bumbling inspector made
The most politically-contentious crime in recent Russian history remains unsolved, with the three main defendants cleared of all charges.
A speech in the European Parliament by Czech President Vaclav Klaus has proven too irritating for many of the members to bear. They walked out
A radical Muslim preacher has been awarded compensation by the European Court of Human Rights for being detained without trial in the UK.
Right-wing ultra nationalist Avigdor Lieberman heads to see President Shimon Peres, to offer his support for Benjamin Netanyahu.
Thousands of demonstrators have held a silent march in Guadeloupe’s largest city of Pointe-a-Pitre to commemorate a union member shot dead there on
Kyrgyzstan’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly to close a US military air base in the country.
The Manas base is a key transit point for US and
The Iraqi journalist who made headlines around the world when he threw his shoes at president Bush has gone on trial in Baghdad.