"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"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
"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,”"
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Georgia has pulled out of the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow after organisers banned its song for having a go at Vladimir Putin.
The world’s biggest travel trade fair, ITB, is underway in Germany’s capital Berlin with the industry under an economic cloud.
Airlines and tour
European shares finished higher after a day of choppy trade. Financial stocks were strong, helped by comments from US Treasury Secretary Timothy
Erika III has been passed. The law package approved in the European Parliament provides for a permanent blacklist for unsafe vessels, investigation
Britain has officially started quantitative easing – effectively printing money – as a way of trying to pull the UK economy out of recession.
Faced with falling demand, the German car parts company Continental plans to cut nearly 1,900 jobs. It will stop producing tyres at two of its
The proposed Eurovignette directive that charges goods vehicles of more than 3.5 tonnes according to their air and noise pollution has been approved
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund lost the equivalent of 72 billion euros last year as its investments were ravaged by the global crisis.
A human rights report by the Council of Europe shows the Netherlands in a critical light over its migration and asylum policy.
France quit the NATO command and ordered the organisation to close its headquarters in France after President Charles De Gaulle said Paris did
Several demonstrations have taken place in Northern Ireland in protest at the recent deadly attacks on security forces in the province.
In the United States, a gunman went on a deadly killing spree in Alabama. After a 20 kilometre car chase, the rampage ended with eleven people dead
Germany’s Chancellor has been speaking of her shock at the gun rampage in Winnenden. She called it an appalling crime, saying it was unimaginable
Germany is in shock after a school shooting which has left 16 people dead. A 17-year-old opened fire at his former school in a town near Stuttgart
Relatives and victims of the Madrid train bombings have been holding ceremonies to mark the fifth anniversary of the tragedy.
A total of 191
As more grizzly details emerge about the teenager behind the attack, questions are being raised about Germany’s gun control laws. After raiding his
The French President has confirmed that he wants his country to become a full member of NATO again, ending more than 40 years of self-imposed exile
European scientists are carrying out pioneering research into ocean acidification. As CO2 is released into the atmosphere it is absorbed by our seas
Authorities in Ukraine have launched a manhunt after a grenade attack on Kiev’s main railway station.
At least seven people were injured when the
Scientists at a laboratory in North Carolina are working on new construction methods and materials.
Charlize Theron’s latest film The Burning Plain opens this week in Europe. Directed by Guillermo Arriaga – writer of Babel and 21 Grams – it is a
Jane Fonda has opened in a play on Broadway for the first time in 45 years – 33 Variations. It focuses on Beethoven’s fascination with a trivial
A school shooting in Germany has left at least 16 people dead. The victims are reported to include nine students and three teachers at a secondary
More than a dozen firearms are reported to have been recovered at the gunman’s home. Police say the attacker was a 17-year-old former student
Memorial ceremonies have been taking place across Spain to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Madrid train bombings. On March 11th, 191 people
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that eases some sanctions against Cuba. The move allows Cuban-Americans to travel once a year to Cuba instead of
Media reports in Germany say fifteen people have been killed at a school by a person in combat gear. A local newspaper says the attack happened in
Italy’s lower house of parliament has ushered in fingerprint recognition voting in a bid to stamp out cheating.
The new system aims to prevent
Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos has begun his first state visit to Portugal, hoping to boost trade with the former colonial power which is
Former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern has said dissident Republican groups in Northern Ireland must not be underestimated.
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