"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
Slumping tax revenues and higher unemployment benefit claims helped push Britain’s budget deficit to a record high in June.
The latest official
The latest swine flu figures show the virus increasing its march around the world, with the global number of deaths almost doubling in a fortnight
Swiss exports slumped by nearly a quarter in June.
Year-on-year they were down by 23.5 percent when adjusted for price swings and were 2.6 percent
The battles lines are being drawn in the ongoing war over milk prices, which have fallen by 50% since 2007, meaning that some European dairy farmers
US Vice President Joe Biden says resetting the reset button with Russia will not come at Ukraine’s expense.
His comments came as he visited Kiev
The political crisis in Iran has flared yet again with reports that further clashes have broken out in Tehran between authorities and pro-reform
British children born of poorer families are missing out on the country’s top jobs because they continue to be let down by a moribund state education
Afghanistan has been hit a wave of deadly attacks prompting the EU Foreign policy chief to admit the security situation is less than ideal
Things are getting better, but we’ve a long way to go.
That was the message from the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke who has been trying to
The world’s second largest truck maker Volvo has posted a worse than expected second-quarter loss and said it still sees the economic downturn
The Japanese prime minister, Taro Aso, has given the green light for an electoral battle that could bring to an end five decades of almost
The French luxury goods group Hermes says its revenue rose 12 percent in the second quarter
It credits consumers’ crisis-proof appetite for its
European shares finished ahead for the seventh straight session but did trim their gains near the end of trading.
The biggest gainers were
Hungary has called on Slovakia to recind new legislation which will make the use of Hungarian within the Slovakian public services punishable by a
Fly your union jacks with pride was the call to local people from Gibraltarian nationalists, in a gesture of defiance to the visit of the Spanish
It was some time back in 1704 when a Spanish minister last set foot on Gibraltar after Spain ceded the territory to Britain under the Treaty of
Wars, attacks, protests, disasters. Anything and everything is being predicted as much of Asia counts down the hours to a total solar eclipse.
An exhibition in Monaco is celebrating the lives and the legacy of the last dynasty of Russian tsars.
“Moscow: splendours of the Romanovs” includes
Hundreds of thousands of Europeans suffer from a traumatic spinal cord injury, or SCI that leaves them wheelchair-bound for life. The European Union
It wasn’t just Mohammed Ali and George Foreman that made the trip to Zaire for the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ in 1974. The cream of US blues and funk
The media spotlight remains well and truly focussed on the private life of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
It follows the posting of
Violence has flared again in Afghanistan as the EU’s foreign policy chief arrived to assure Kabul of Europe’s continuing backing. Javier Solana’s
America has taken steps to reassure Ukraine and Georgia that pressing the reset button with Russia will not mean abandoning them. Vice-President Joe
The newly-elected European Parliament has held its first session. The 736 MEPs, elected in June assembled in Strasbourg on July 14th. What is on
It is five years since the European Health Insurance Card was created. Now more than a third of Europeans – some 180 million people – have them. How
Forty years ago they travelled 400,000 kilometres to become the first men to land on the Moon.
The latest journey by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin
Miguel Angel Moratinos will today become the first Spanish government minister to set foot in Gibraltar for more than 300 years.
With an estimated 55,000 cases of the H1N1 virus in the last week, the UK government has announced that a pandemic website will be launched in the