"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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European shares finished the day slightly down with the biggest bourses – London, Frankfurt and Paris – all sharply lower.
Among the influences
Pernod Ricard is predicting a tough year as the drinks market stagnates and says it will focus on selling assets and generating cash to reduce its
Lufthansa has become Europe’s biggest airline with its takeover of Austrian Airlines, but the question now is can it turn around the Austrian
The European Central Bank has -for the fourth month running – kept interest rates at a record low one percent.
ECB economists also raised their
The British government has welcomed BMW’s decision to build two new Mini models at its factory near Oxford in south central England.
The idea that General Motors might keep Opel and Vauxhall rather than selling its European division has brought more threats from German unions at
A senior ally of Angela Merkel has stepped down as state premier of Thuringia in a move which could see her Christian Democrats cling on to power
European Parliament members are not to be easily won over by Jose Manuel Barroso. His bid to stay on as Commission president has run into resistance
Family and friends of Michael Jackson are preparing to say their final farewell to the iconic star.
He will be laid to rest alongside other
His apparent re-election as President is still being vehemently disputed by a large proportion of Iranian society – but at least Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Italian teachers have taken their protests against job cuts and the treatment of temporary staff to the education ministry in Rome.
The rescue effort continues in Indonesia to find more survivors of yesterday’s powerful earthquake.
So far at least 57 people are confirmed dead
In a break from tradition, Iran’s parliament has approved a cabinet that includes a woman minister. President Ahmadinejad’s new team contains a
Unrest is reported to have intensified in Gabon after election officials gave their verdict on the country’s disputed presidential election.
Colombia is among the world’s countries with the most landmines. The children have grown up with violence, and even in territory no longer controlled
Measuring the “ecological footprint” of towns and villages – even monastries…and then comparing them to best practices all over Europe..it’s one way
Jose Manuel Barroso has unveiled the policy document he will take up with the European Parliament next week, outlining his intentions if the assembly
Ireland’s prime minister says the EU’s Lisbon reform Treaty is about “the survival of the country”.
Brian Cowen has just launched his campaign for
Ethnic tensions have boiled over again in China’s Xinjiang region over a series of syringe stabbings.
An estimated 3,000 Han Chinese demonstrators
In Greece the country is gearing for a snap election.
It’s a high stakes gamble for Conservative Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis who is
The UK’s annual three day Reading festival played host to 80,00 dedicated rock fans over August bank holiday weekend. The festival, one of Europe’s
The Venice Film Festival is showcasing “Baaria”, an epic autobiographical tale told by Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore – spanning three
A super magnet – strong enough to lift a seven-tonne truck – is being developed by engineers at Cambridge University. The project aims to magnetise
Ali Ben Bongo is on course to follow in his father’s footsteps and become President of Gabon.
He reportedly has a commanding lead in the
Greece is preparing itself for up to a month of political campaigning following its prime minister’s decision to call and early election.
Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has succeeded in having most of his cabinet line up approved.
Parliament backed his proposed new health
With less than two weeks before seven million pupils go back to school in Italy, thousands of staff members across the country are still without a
Michael Jackson will be buried later in one of LA’s most prestigious and expensive cemeteries.
He’ll be laid to rest in a private mausoleum of the
At least 46 people are already known to have died, but authorities in Indonesia expect the death toll to rise significantly as they search for more
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