"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
“What are your solutions for assuring Europe’s independence in terms of energy supply?”
The response, from Philippe Lamberts
The UK is one of the first countries to kick off voting in the European elections on Thursday and the embattled prime minister Gordon Brown and his
The Kingdom of the Netherlands is also voting in the European Parliamentary election on Thursday, with the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) expected
Finland’s president counts among the early voters in the European Union’s parliamentary poll, on the eve of history’s biggest transborder elections
Oil and banks weighed down the markets on Wednesday, which were all down across Europe, and things were not much better on the other side of the
The Eurozone may be perking up if latest figures for the service sector are a good guide. The rate of contraction eased further in May with the
By the summer’s end Opel will be a Canadian-Russian concern says Magna’s joint boss Seigfred Wolf.
Speaking to General Motors bosses, and Opel
A group of Indiana pension funds has led a successful bid to bring Chrysler’s sale to a Fiat-led partnership to an appeal court.
The appeal, to be
Britain’s key services sector grew for the first time in a year in May.
From its record November low of 40.1 the 700 companies in the CIPS poll
There is tension in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the infamous crackdown on pro-democracy protesters
Barack Obama’s talks with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia are touching on the Arab-Israeli conflict, US overtures to Iran and the global price of oil
The US President has been given a warm welcome in Saudi Arabia by King Abdullah.
For Barack Obama, the visit to one of the strongest US allies in
On the eve of European and local elections pressure on Gordon Brown to step down has reached unprecedented levels.
The fallout from the expenses
Film director Marina de Van’s new psychodrama “Don’t Look Back” stars Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci.
The film is about a woman who gradually
The new Magritte Museum has opened in the centre of Brussels. It contains the world’s largest collection of his work. More than 40 years after his
A Franco/Irish team of researchers have discovered a major new coral reef off the west coast of Ireland. The reef extends over an area of around 200
Relatives, friends and colleagues of those who were on the stricken Air France flight earlier this week, have been to a remembrance service at Notre
In the waters around Fernando de Noronha, off Brazil’s northern coast, a grim task has begun in earnest.
Search teams are attempting to retrieve
Soon after Barack Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia, ahead of Thursday’s speech to the Islamic world in Cairo, an Arabic TV channel broadcast a message
The controversial Nord Stream gas pipeline has topped talks during a visit by Russian premier Vladimir Putin to Finland.
Arriving in Helsinki
For a second time, Moldova’s parliament has failed to pick a president, paving the way for a new general election.
It is a blow for the ruling
As a major retrieval operation gets underway in the Atlantic Ocean for the wreckage of Flight 447, French investigators have warned they are not
Barack Obama has arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, at the start of a Middle East trip in which he hopes to mend US ties with the Islamic world
Security in Beijing is being stepped up ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
The Communist Party is fearful any
Greenland’s main opposition party has won a landslide victory in the island’s legislative elections.
The leftist Inuit or Eskimo Brotherhood party
Pressure on Gordon Brown to quit is mounting a day before European and local elections.
The British Prime Minister looks set to be poll-axed in
Brazil’s Defence Minister says military aircraft have found wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean, confirming that an Air France jet carrying 228 passengers
US President Barack Obama has embarked on his first regional Middle East mission, seeking to build bridges between Washington and the Muslim world
Al Qaeda’s second-in-command has reportedly launched an attack on Barack Obama on the eve of his visit to Egypt.
In a 12-minute audio message