"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
Energy is central to Bulgarian politics and the country’s prime minister is performing a difficult balancing act between east and west.
Iraq is selling its oil, but investors should not expect a fire sale. Oil companies are trimming expectations just to get the oil flowing again, and
The European summit in Brussels has produced a funding pledge from the leaders, aimed at encouraging the participants in the Copenhagen Climate
The European Union’s leaders have urged the International Monetary Fund to pursue a global tax on financial transactions to limit the risk of another
Dutch bank and insurer ING has confirmed it will repay five billion euros of state aid later this month.
ING’s shares rose after it said the Dutch
European shares finished the day up.
Among the factors, better than expected retail sales in the US last month China’s industrial output
Christmas is coming and the stores are getting full.
US shoppers were out in force in November and signs of stabilisation in the jobs market
With the Greek economy in crisis Prime Minister George Papandreou has told euronews his government will meet its debt obligations.
He also pledged
Growth in world oil demand will increase by almost 1.5 million barrels per day next year according to the International Energy Agency.
Germany’s Volkswagen and Suzuki Motor plan to develop a new small car for the Indian market.
That follow this week’s tie-up between the two
The EU’s climate fund proposal has been warmly welcomed by COP15’s president but there has been a mixed reaction among poorer nations.
A pro-Kurdish political party in Turkey has been banned over accusations of having links to PKK separatist rebels.
The Constitutional Court voted
Iraq is destined to move up into the premier league of global oil producers after auctioning the rights to develop one of the world’s biggest
There has been good and bad news for Silvio Berlusconi’s political fortunes.
A corruption trial of a close associate has heard that the Italian
Several demonstrators have been arrested in central Copenhagen, where clashes broke out on day five of the UN climate change summit.
The number of
Long-awaited CGI epic “Avatar” – which has just premiered in London – is being hailed as a new milestone in cinematic history.
Talk Planet has been receiving many emails and questions.
Jean, from France, would like to know whether nuclear energy can contribute or not to
Spain takes over the European presidency in the new year.
It is a presidency that will oversee the implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon.
The red carpet was rolled out for South Korea at this years International Film Festval in Marrakech. The creme de la creme of the country’s
Around 17,000 fans flocked to a concert hall in Lyon recently to see German metal band, Rammstein. The band have sold over 10 million records
Romania’s Constitutional Court has ordered a recount of votes annulled in last Sunday’s presidential run-off vote.
It follows claims of widespread
Europe’s new military transport plane, the Airbus A400M, has had its maiden three-hour flight near Seville in Spain.
Experts, however, say talks
A joint venture by Shell and Malaysian firm Petronas has been awarded the contract to develop Iraq’s giant Majnoon oilfield.
With 12.6 billion
A former Argentinian naval officer said to be a notorious torturer known as the “Blond Angel of Death” is appearing in court in Buenos Aires
An explosion at a coal mine in north west Turkey is reported to have killed 19 workers.
The Turkish Labour minister says the blast is likely to
The European Union leaders have wrapped up a summit in Brussels with a firm funding pledge aimed at giving the Copenhagen Climate Conference a better
Inside, the talks at the Copenhagen summit go into their fifth day; outside, environmental activists increase the pressure for what they call a “real
Television, the internet, video game consoles – exactly how dangerous or beneficial are they for children?
As the French broadcasting authority
Who owns Jerusalem? Who is allowed to build or live there? Israel approves hundreds of building permits a year for Jews wanting to settle in the Arab