"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
New measures against a wave of sex attacks in Italy, which have been blamed on immigrants, appear to be straining relations between Rome and
Some three quarters of the laws affecting the day- to-day life of Europeans and the world around them are decided in the European Parliament
Up to 20 NATO countries are to step up their involvement in Afghanistan according to the American Defence Secretary. At Krakow in Poland, Robert
Germany’s upper house of parliament, the Bundesrat, has given the go-ahead for a massive economic stimulus package of tax-cuts and spending on the
The US offensive against Switzerland’s banking secrecy has sparked strong reaction among politicians and in the media there.
Anger was also
Italy’s centre-right government has rushed through controversial tough measures against rape in the aftermath of a spate of high-profile sex attacks
The icy wind of recession blows through Sweden as General Motors cold-shoulders Saab.
After GM said the loss-making Nordic carmaker will become
Mining group Anglo American is to lay off ten percent of its workforce – 19,000 people – as it posted a one percent fall in profit and scrapped last
The slumping property market is causing construction companies to seek new finance.
Saint-Gobain, the world’s biggest building materials company
The EU’s Education Commissioner Jan Figel has presented a study on the positive impact of the bloc’s higher education cooperation and exchange
Britain’s retailers enjoyed an unexpectedly rise in business last month as shoppers took advantage of the post-Christmas sales.
Brussels is approaching the fifth anniversary of the EU’s big bang enlargement underscoring the accomplishments and warning that any return to
Employers of illegal immigrants could be punished throughout the EU from 2011. A directive laying down standard penalties, including prison terms has
European shares finished down nearly five percent at their lowest levels in six years.
The markets remain worried about the need for companies to
Welsh singer Duffy swept the Brits on Wednesday winning three gongs, including the coverted Best Album prize for “Rockferry”. It is the culmination
This year’s Oscar race is very much a David and Goliath affair. Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, nominated for 10 awards and made on a shoestring
Right-wing Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has begun the task of forming a new government with a call for a national unity government
Latvia’s government has collapsed after the Prime Minister bowed to growing pressure and resigned.
The two biggest groups in the four-party
A Russian judge has ordered the probe into the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya to be reopened.
A Kremlin critic, Politkovskaya was shot
The Swedish car-makers Saab have confirmed that they are to ask a court for legal protection from creditors while they re-structure the loss-making
Shares in UBS – Switzerland’s biggest bank – have plummeted after US authorities said they were widening a probe into suspected American tax cheats
The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is due to appear at the International Criminal Court in the Hague to plead on amended war-crimes
At least 30 mourners at a funeral have been killed by a suicide bomber in northwest Pakistan.
More than 50 others were wounded at the ceremony to