"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
Since its launch in 1987, the Erasmus exchange programme has enabled some 2 million higher education students to study and train abroad. If you’ve
A staff member from the French embassy in Tehran – facing spying charges – has been released from jail although she is still being prosecuted the
The leader of a children’s charity in Chechnya has been found dead with her husband, just hours after being kidnapped. Zarema Sadulayeva and Alik
Just one more lotto – give it to me! The cry of millions of Italians as the country’s Superenalotto gets ready for a record-breaking draw of 127.5
Britain and France have called for a global arms and economic embargo on Myanmar after pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to an
The party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has elected a new and younger Central Committee in an attempt to rejuvenate the Fatah movement
Relatives of the victims of a World War II atrocity in Italy have welcomed the life sentence handed down to a 90-year-old former Nazi army commander
The popular opposition leader in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has been found guilty of violating the country’s security laws and has been given 18
The kidnapped head of a charity helping children in Chechnya has been found dead in the boot of a car beside her murdered husband. The deaths of
A man jailed for life in Israel accused of organising the killing of Jews has been elected to a senior position in the Fatah faction of Palestinian
The former commander of a German infantry unit has been jailed for life for killing 14 civilians in an Italian village during the the Second World
A 90-year-old former German infantry commander has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Munich.
Josef Scheungraber denied ordering
The seven times world motor racing champion Michael Schumacher has pulled out of his return to Formula One.
He had agreed to come out of
The popular opposition leader in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has been found guilty of violating the country’s security laws, and has been given
A verdict in the trial of the Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi may be released later today. She was taken into custody in May, accused of
Medical researchers in Britain have warned that
children should not be routinely given flu drugs
like Tamiflu and Relenza as the side-effects
A 91-year-old German man, accused of a Nazi war crime, is set to be sentenced by a court in Munich today. Former infantry commander Josef
They were dubbed the “three amigos.” And it was with a suitably united front that the leaders of America, Canada and Mexico brought their short
The bodies of six miners have been recovered from a pit in central Slovakia, after an underground explosion which is feared to have killed 14 other
Two powerful earthquakes have rocked Asia, one of them near the Andaman Islands east of India, the other in Japan. With a magnitude of at least 6.4
An explosion on the Spanish island of Mallorca has now been confirmed as being caused by one of a series of bombs planted by the Basque terror group