"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
A stone plaque in Jeronimos Monastery in Portugal’s capital marks where the Lisbon Treaty was signed almost two years ago. For the leaders of the 27
There is nothing funny about these observations of European construction… Buildings, and who made them, and what they do to people… architecture as a
Police in Russia investigating last week’s bombing of a Moscow to St Petersburg train have reportedly identified two possible suspects.
Could Switzerland’s vote to ban new mosque minarets create a domino effect across Europe?
After more than 57 percent of Swiss citizens backed the
A draft Danish text is proposing the world agree to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the Copenhagen climate conference.
It suggests rich
President Obama has finally reached a decision on a new US strategy for Afghanistan, and is said to be currently briefing other world leaders.
Reconciliation will be the order of the day, proclaims Honduras’s new president, Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo, but despite his victory in the presidential
The EU is lifting visa requirements for the people of Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia in time for them to visit friends and family in the bloc this
Following the Swiss referendum banning minarets, the debate has spread to neighbouring France where Islam is the second biggest religion.
The focus was supposed to be on innovation and the region’s economic resilience in the global downturn but the political events in Honduras have cast
Ebay Inc and its French unit have been fined 1.7 million euros after it failed to stop sales of Louis Vuitton perfumes on its website in the country
The Dubai market posted its biggest one-day fall in more than a year while Abu Dhabi recorded its largest ever drop, on the first day of trading
Thirty global financial institutions have been selected for cross border supervision by regulators.
The list is compiled under the guidance of the
The World Trade Organisation’s seventh ministerial meeting is underway in Geneva.
It comes as European business is growing ever more frustrated at
Shoppers’ confidence in Britain has unexpectedly dropped in the run up to Christmas, sliding for the first time since January.
The survey suggests
Consumer prices in the Euro zone have gone up for the first time in seven months, led by jumps in energy costs as the economy shows signs of
A day after Iran announced plans to build 10 uranium enrichment plants, it is reported that Russia intends to start up a nuclear reactor in Iran in
Robots of all shapes and uses were on show at Japan’s International Robot Exhibition. The focus was on industrial robots but electronic pets, helper
The huge installation piece – The Hoerengracht – Whore’s Canal – by American artists Ed and Nancy Kienholz is now on show at the National Gallery in
Where The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak’s classic 1963 children’s tale of Max, an imaginative yet frustrated little boy, goes on general release in
Switzerland’s relations with the Muslim world are under scrutiny after the Alpine nation voted to ban the building of new mosque minarets
Probably the last Nazi war crimes trial is underway in Munich, Germany.
John Demjanjuk, 89, was a camp guard and is accused of helping to force
The President of the Iranian Parliament, Ali Larijani, has re-opened the door to international diplomacy. He is suggesting the nuclear issue could
Dubai’s stock market has slumped on the first day of trading since news of its debt crisis broke.
The emirate’s equity benchmark closed down 7.3
With the Copenhagen climate summit just days away, green issues were central to talks between the European Union and China today.
At a meeting in
Conservative opposition candidate Porfirio Lobo and his supporters are celebrating their victory in the disputed Honduran presidential election
Investors are braced for a 10 % fall in the United Arab Emirate stocks as the market reopens for the first time since Dubai called for a delay in
Violence broke out in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula on Sunday as some supporters of ousted leader Manuel Zelaya heeded his call not to take