"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
France Telecom has appointed a new deputy chief executive Stéphane Richard.
He replaces Pierre-Louis Wenes who is quitting to calm a political
Shareholders of collapsed German lender Hypo Real Estate have been protesting at a meeting called to force them to sell their stock to the German
Europe’s bourses finished well in the black, bouncing back from the four-week lows they hit at the end of last week.
Stocks were boosted by news
The euro zone’s services industries returned to growth for the first time in 16 months in September.
Economists said that demonstrated the
Five days after a devastating earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the search for survivors has been called off. At least 1,000 people
The resounding victory for George Papandreou’s Pasok party in Greece’s snap poll somewhat bucks the trend across the rest of Europe where
Pilots across Europe are warning that EU rules on how long they can be required to work present a yawning danger. Those who earn their living in the
Hundreds of European dairy farmers with a lot to lose have vowed to take a harder position with their milk supply strike if the EU’s farm ministers
Three Americans have been honoured with the 2009 Nobel Prize for medicine.
Carol Greidner is a molecular biology and genetics professor at the
He has won a landslide election victory and been invited to form Greece’s next government but, for George Papandreou, the real hard work lies ahead
Nero’s life often gives rise to the most lurid stories of tyrany, debauchery, and extravagance but in reality only some basic facts are known about
The subject of Michael Moore’s latest documentary comes as no surprize – it isn’t only bankers who get it hot and strong, the entire capitalist
Vivienne Westwood’s pret-a-porter collection, shown in Paris was typically anarchic – this time apparently in reference to global warming. Which
Italy’s embattled Prime Minister is bracing himself for a legal verdict that could further weaken his position.
The country’s top court will this
Five people have been killed after a suicide bomber attacked the UN World Food Programme offices in the Pakistani capital Islamabad.
Poland’s minister of sport has resigned in a scandal over a lobbying campaign by the gambling industry.
Miroslaw Drzewiecki has been caught up in
Romania has been hit by a massive public sector strike, described as the country’s most wide-ranging protest since the fall of communism.
Members of Greece’s immigrant community have taken to the streets to celebrate the Socialist victory in the country’s snap election.
A convoy of tractors headed out of Soumagne in Belgium bound for Brussels as EU agriculture ministers meet to discuss the milk crisis.
Three US researchers, Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostack, have won the 2009 Nobel Prize for medicine for their discovery of how
A suicide attacker has struck at an office of the UN’s World Food Programme in Pakistan, killing at least three people and wounding several more
East meets West at the Brandenburg Gate, so two giant marionettes met during the weekend in Berlin to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the
The death toll following the Indonesian earthquake could run into the thousands. Relief workers hold out little hope of finding more survivors
Pirates continue to call the shots on the Alakrana, a Spanish tuna fisher hijacked off the coast of Somalia.
But two of them have been captured by
The last of the Niger Delta rebel leaders has agreed to stop fighting and has surrendered all his group’s weapons in return for an unconditional
Outgoing Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis has admitted defeat in the Greek elections and resigned as leader of the New Democracy Party.