"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
There’s been more violence in downtown Athens
This time Greek fire fighters have been demonstrating and clashed with police.
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that NATO must review its strategies to succeed in Afghanistan and forge a new relationship with
The rubbish crisis in the Italian city of Naples may be coming to an end.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has inaugurated an incinerator
Britain is to investigate whether its security services played a role in the torture of British resident, Binyam Mohamed.
Mohamed was released
Around 3000 protestors have taken to the streets in Ukraine’s capital Kiev, calling for the Mayor to step down.
They are angry about cost-cutting
An American software billionaire has made history, becoming the first civilian to make two trips into space. The Soyuz rocket blasted off from
The Celtic Tiger’s roar has shrunk to a mere meow as Ireland plunges deeper into recession.
GDP figures for the final quarter of last year show
The French president’s office is to issue a decree next week banning companies that are getting state aid from giving stock options and bonuses to
Swiss drugmaker Roche has said it is on track to control just over 96 percent of Genentech.
That ends a long drawn-out battle by Roche to get the
European shares finished slightly higher after a day of volatile trading.
Retailers were a major drag. Swedish clothing group Hennes & Mauritz
As Washington announced plans to rein in Wall Street’s excesses, the bad news continued to flood out of the United States.
The Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek has formally resigned after losing a no-confidence vote earlier this week.
He handed his letter of
In the French Alps, multinational forces are training for a mission in Afghanistan. The European Defence Agency is running the exercise, not
Reforming and upgrading technical and vocational training is a major challenge for Middle Eastern & Mediterranean nations, where education often
Interrupt EU aid for Spain until it solves problems with “extensive urbanisation” practices. This comes in a European Parliament report which says
As part of a pilot project to improve the quality of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, the state government is starting to provide free wi-fi
The first visit to EU headquarters by a Turkish head of state – Abdullah Gül. The guest said talks took place in “a family atmosphere”. But, in spite
Paying tribute to actor, director and movie legend Douglas Fairbanks, the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding an exhibition in
The chairman of Turkey’s Grand Unity party, Muhsin Yazicioglu, is missing after a helicopter carrying him and five other people crashed during
A Russian Soyuz rocket has blasted off carrying Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barrett, and with space tourist Charles Simonyi
Protesters in Bangkok, Thailand have broken through a police cordon to besiege Government House, – the seat of Administration of Thai leader Abhisit
At least 14 people have died in a collision between a bus and a truck, east of Moscow.
Passengers aboard the bus stood little chance when their
Taiwan’s former president has gone on trial, accused of corruption and embezzlement during his time in office. Chen Shui-bian is staunchly
The Croatian parliament has ratified the North Atlantic Treaty, fulfilling the last legal condition for NATO membership.
It is expected the Balkan
The head of NATO has been at the White House discussing Afghanistan and relations with Russia with the US President.
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and