"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
Voting is also taking place in the northwestern Galicia region .
Exit polls indicate the final result will be close with the region’s Socialists
Exit polls in the regional election in the Basque country show the Basque nationalist party, the PNV, led by Juan Jose Ibarretxe in the lead.
A special UN court set up to investigate the killing of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri has begun work in the Hague.
European leaders have rejected protectionism to prevent a new ‘‘Iron Curtain’‘ dividing the 27 member bloc.
With fears of a rift between western
Italy has formally handed back ownership of an Orthodox Church in the south of the country to Russia. Both countries’ presidents, Giorgio Napolitano
When Valdis Dombrovskis was named Lativia’s Prime Minister-designate last week, one of the first things he said publicly was that his country was on
Tony Blair has visited the Gaza Strip for the first time since being appointed a special Middle East envoy. He visited several of the sites destroyed
Some anti-Syrian politicians in Lebanon have accused Syria of being behind the bombing, a claim that Damascus denies.
The court will have 60 days
A special UN court set up to investigate the killing of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri has begun work today in the Hague.
More intense talks are taking place in Brussels to make sure that EU members are working by the book. European leaders are holding a one-day summit
The central government in Spain is being put to the test at the ballot box for the first time since the country started a plunge into economic
Spain’s ruling Socialists are facing their first electoral test since the nation slipped into recession, with the prime minister’s party seeking an
The European Commission is satisfied that a French state loan plan for its ailing carmakers does not amount to protectionism, easing tensions ahead
Carnival fever returned to Rio de Janeiro for a while, as the six leading samba schools in the parades marched again to show off their routines once
Police in Ireland have recovered four million euros in cash and arrested seven people after a gang took a bank employee’s family hostage and forced