"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
An American serviceman has been shot dead and two Italian troops lightly injured after an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military base. It happened
It is sales season across Europe with retailers hoping to boost their annual profits with an influx of shoppers after a grim year.
European shares finished at their best in 15 months, though holiday-affected trading was thin.
Britain’s top share index, the FTSE 100, closed at
The French economy grew by 0.3 percent in the third quarter of this year lifted by strong exports.
The latest data from statistics office
There are signs of rising inflation in Germany indicated what is likely to have happened across the whole euro area.
Inflation accelerated in four
The cash in Spain stayed mainly in people’s wallets in November.
Retail sales figures for the month show little sign of consumer demand perking
US consumer confidence rose to a three-month high in December, reinforcing the view that the economy is gradually recovering.
The figures are
China’s execution of a British man said to have mental health problems has sparked widespread condemnation.
Appeals for clemency for Akmal Shaikh
Showing support for Iran’s government, people have taken to the streets of the Islamic Republic in rallies that state television says were
Egypt has called on Israel to do more to ease restrictions on the movement of Palestinians.
The comment comes after talks between the Israeli Prime
China is the world’s biggest user of the death penalty, killing more prisoners than the rest of the world combined, according to human rights
A Kurdish father of 10 has been jailed for life for ordering the murder of his 20-year-old daughter in a so-called “honour killing”.
Judges at the
People attempting to get their money out of a financially-troubled Portuguese bank have agreed to end a 24-hour occupation of its headquarters.
Somali pirates have ended the year with a bumper catch, including a UK-flagged chemical tanker.
The seizure of the St James Park and, earlier, a
Immigrant children forced to work as slave labourers in an illegal clothes factory near Moscow have been freed in a police operation.
As new amateur footage emerges of Iran’s crackdown on anti-government protesters over the weekend, the leadership has hit back at critics
Dutch authorities are to make new, more sensitive passenger scanners compulsory after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab allegedly smuggled explosives in his
Tension between the US and Russia over plans for an American missile defence shield in Europe has resurfaced.
This just months after President
Susan Boyle, the Scottish spinster whose talent show performance catapulted her to global stardom, has arrived in Japan. She is due to perform on a
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says he is appalled by China’s execution of a UK citizen convicted of drug smuggling.
The Chinese Supreme Court
Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes as scientists warn the Mayon volcano is about to explode in the Philippines.
Worldwide support is growing for the protesters in Tehran. Iranians living outside the country have been staging demonstrations to show their
Israel is being criticised by the United States after announcing plans to build more Jewish homes on the West Bank. 700 are planned for in areas
Ukrainians and some of their neighbours are breathing a sigh of relief as Russia promises there will be no oil supply cuts over the holiday
The British man convicted of drug smuggling in China has been executed. Akmal Shaikh’s sentence was carried out after pleas from the UK government
America will use all its power to stop terrorists threatening its people. That is the message coming from the US President in the wake of the failed