"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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The Greek and Turkish communities of Cyprus have agreed to press ahead with talks on reuniting the island. Mehmet Ali Talat, the leader of northern
America’s struggling car-giants are getting a hand out from the Obama administration.
The White House is making up to 3.8-billion euros available
European stock markets all ended the day lower bar Frankfurt and Paris which were marginally up. Telecoms providers and banks led the slide –
Seven countries have formally signed a deal which gives the plane-maker Airbus a breathing space to save Europe’s biggest arms project.
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It is the fifteenth major
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The head of South Africa’s ruling party, the ANC, says he is expecting a massive turnout in the country’s elections tomorrow.
Jacob Zuma is
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As the Iranian President was welcomed home from the controversial UN conference on racism in Geneva, the UN Secretary General came under fire from
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At the former
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As the skiing season comes to an end the cost of this exciting but dangerous passtime for some has been high. Every year lives are lost in
Maybe one reason so many top models are skinny is that they are inspired by Amedeo Modigliani. Now the “Bundeskunsthalle” in Bonn presents the first
Denmark’s new feature film festival has opened with national and international stars, and no less than 185 new, original, thought-provoking, funny
Moldova’s ruling communist party has been declared the winner in a disputed parliamentary election following a recount.
It was ordered by
All EU delegates apart from the Czech Republic’s have decided to stay on at a UN conference against racism in Geneva despite a controversial speech
Imprisoned former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has pleaded not guilty to fresh charges of theft and embezzlement at his trial in Moscow
Since the first European elections by universal suffrage in 1979 the turnout has fallen constantly. Will this June 4-7 round be any different?
Twenty years ago, counterfeiting mainly used to focus on expansive handbags, nowadays, it has broadened its scope to fake electrical appliances
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