"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
Ford has posted a 2.3 billion dollar quarterly net profit (1.6 billion euros) but that was not from selling cars, rather from restructuring the
European shares jumped in afternoon trade to end the day ahead for the ninth straight session and at their highest level since last November
Strong investment banking earning helped Credit Suisse produce better than expected profit in the second-quarter.
Its net profit of just over one
Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson says it has joined the bidding for Canadian based Nortel’s mobile network division.
Ericsson would not
The slump in Japan’s annual exports slowed in June and company earnings there continue to show surprising strength providing further evidence that
Croatia and Slovenia many be neighbours but there’s not much love lost between them. Especially over the issue of their mutual border. The dispute
Last week, after lengthy discussion, the Icelandic parliament voted to apply for EU membership. Today, their Foreign Minister was in Stockholm –
The number of new swine flu cases in England nearly doubled last week to an estimated 100,000.
The figures were revealed as a national online and
Bulgaria’s in-coming Prime Minister Boiko Borisov has named a cabinet of relative newcomers to politics at a time when Sofia is under serious
German sports carmaker Porsche has conceded defeat in a months-long power struggle with Volkswagen.
Porsche has dumped its embattled boss
Four months after the outbreak of swine flu, world health authorities are hesitating over what measures to take to try to contain the spread of the
The American Vice President Joe Biden has re-affirmed Washington’s unwavering support for Georgia, but ruled out a military solution to its breakaway
A chemical spill in the capital of Latvia saw hundreds of people evacuated amid fears a highly toxic substance could explode. The chemical, known as
The leading opposition figure in Kyrghyzstan dramatically withdrew from today’s presidential election, claiming widespread fraud. Almazbek Atambayev
Wildfires have claimed another life in Spain, taking to five the number of firemen killed in the country since Tuesday.
A fire engine driven by
The tightrope walker is symbol of the need for perfect balance and the symbol of the 6th Armenian “Golden Apricot” film festival. Armenia, at the
Antony and the Johnsons are on the road in Europe for a summer Symphony tour. After Amsterdam and Manchester they hit Lyon for the “Nuits de
These days, “green” energy is all the rage. But researchers in the UK are getting excited about the prospect of what might be described as “yellow
The leading opposition figure in Kyrghyzstan has pulled out of today’s presidential election alleging widespread fraud. Almazbek Atambayev cast his
There is no end in sight to Spain’s forest fire nightmare with strong winds fanning flames that have already proved deadly. In Aragon, more than
After 16 years steering the fortunes of sports car maker Porsche, its chief executive has reached the end of the road. Wenderlin Wiedeking has
One of France’s biggest wildfires in recent years has now been brought under control but the controversy surrounding it goes on. Flames came close to
The high-profile visit of US Vice President Joe Biden to Georgia has drawn a harsh warning from Russia. Moscow said it would not allow Georgia to
Voting is underway in Kyrgyzstan in a presidential election that is attracting international attention. Six candidates are competing for the
Wildfires are also keeping the French emergency services busy.
Flames have come close to homes near the southern city of Marseille, and ripped
In the UK, one of the country’s best-loved social traditions is seemingly under threat. Latest figures suggest a record 52 pubs closed every week in
Strong winds continue to fan a series of forest fires in Spain. Hundreds of firefighters are struggling to contain about 25 separate blazes, some in
In Washington, US President Barack Obama has been giving his plans for healthcare reform the hard sell.
Obama described the issue as “central” to
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki has met US President Barack Obama in Washington, three weeks after US troops withdrew from Iraqi towns and