"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
The UK mortgage market is showing signs of life.
The British Bankers’ Association said its members approved 81.4 percent more home purchase loans
French consumer spending fell in August.
It was much worse than economists had predicted – down one percent month-on-month – as shoppers bought
Trying to prevent a repeat of the economic crisis, the European Union is proposing a total overhaul of the way banks, insurers and stock exchanges
The service sector in the euro zone expanded for the first time in 16 months in September.
Surveys of around 2,000 companies carried out by the
European shares closed slightly higher having erased much of their earlier gains.
Banks were stronger performers. Shares in UniCredit, Italy’s
France’s Total and Venezuela are to invest around 17 billion euros to develop an oil field in the country’s Orinoco region.
The project is part of
Ratification of the EU’s Lisbon reform treaty in Germany remains only a technicality, President Horst Koehler’s office has said. He has signed the
People who feel that dealing with banks is a form of cruel and unusual punishment now have the European Commission on their side. Brussels is telling
In the run-up to Greece’s early general election, a homemade bomb has exploded outside the home of a senior member of the opposition socialist party
“We have the strength” scream the election posters of both Germany’s ruling CDU party and its rival, the Social Democrats. It is a problem for voters
US President Barack Obama has called for “a new era of engagement” with the world in his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly in New York.
Opel car-workers and union leaders from across Europe have gathered in Belgium to protest against plans to cut thousands of jobs.
In his first address to the United Nations Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has launched a scathing attack on the veto-wielding powers of the Security
Portugal’s election is looming with Sunday’s result expected to go to the wire.
The campaign has been dominated by accusations of sleaze and all
Germany’s election is only days away and the young members of Chancellor Angela’s Merkel’s CDU party are working round the clock to drum up support
This is Cologne Cathedral, Germany’s biggest and home to an abundance of colourful treasure.
ULRIKE BRINKMANN, ART HISTORIAN and HEAD
Everyone hates the current restriction on taking liquids onto flights. In airports everywhere it causes chaos for passengers and security staff
The Millenium Film Festival is underway in Brussels. It is a new festival dedicated to documentaries dealing with the United Nation’s 8
The Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki is exhibiting an extensive collection of Picasso’s work from all periods of his life.
Says Kristina von
US President Barack Obama called for “a new era of engagement” with the world in his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly in New York. He pledged
Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has accused the country’s de facto government of manipulation, after it said it was open to dialogue
A day after France evacuated the coastal camp dubbed ‘the jungle’ the debris is disappearing, but
the problem of illegal migrants looks set to
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suggested that Paris should consider a prisoner swap to secure the release of a French teaching assistant accused of spying
US President Barack Obama is expected to stress a new cooperative approach when he makes his maiden speech in front of the UN today.
A huge duststorm has swept eastern Australia, blanketing Sydney.
Landmarks, including the city’s Harbour Bridge and Opera House, were shrouded in
Troops continue to surround the Brazilian embassy in Honduras, where the ousted Honduran president is seeking refuge.
Running water, electricity
An empty field near Calais is all that remains of what was home to over 500 migrants and asylum seekers. They were living in a makeshift camp known
German elections may still be days away but voters wanting to keep their Sunday free have already been casting their ballots.
A career diplomat from Bulgaria has become the first woman to be voted in as head of the United Nations agency for culture and education.