"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
After talks in Downing Street, the British and Irish leaders have flown to Belfast to tackle a crisis threatening Northern Ireland’s fragile
A desperate call to save elephants in Africa… While Tanzania and Zambia want an international ban against selling ivory to be lifted, representatives
Europe is to send special police to Haiti to help with the relief operations. The collective contribution will amount to some 350 gendarmes.
The Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly has a new, Turkish president. The organisation with 47 member countries promotes human rights
The full face veil is not totally banned in France, but plans are underway for a further clampdown on the Islamic religious symbol. A Parliamentary
Italian car-maker Fiat has beaten profit forecasts with its financial results for last year, thanks largely to government incentives. It sold 1.84
A 92 percent fall in fourth quarter profit has prompted mobile phone maker Ericsson to announce an extra 1,500 job cuts. That news comes after the
The global tourism industry is preferring to look to the future after a dismal 2009.
That was the sentiment at the International Tourism Fair
German consumer confidence has fallen for the fourth month in a row.
A consumer sentiment index looking ahead to February dropped to 3.2, from 3.4
Dutch electronics group Philips has delighted its shareholders with a third consecutive quarterly profit to beat market expectations. Lower fixed
French electricity supplier EDF is planning to raise its prices by up to 24 percent according to a daily newspaper. EDF denies reports in Les Echos
There are further signs of Afghanistan reaching out to the Taliban.
The Afghan President Hamid karzai says he has the backing of the US and Europe
As more earthquake survivors get their hands on much-needed aid, international donors have been urged to support Haiti for at least five to ten
A bitter winter across central Europe is starting to bite. The inside car windows have frozen and some are using hair dryers to warm the engine.
Bad weather is being blamed for the crash of an Ethiopian airlines plane off the coast of Lebanon.
The Lebanese Prime Minister has flown over the
Rarely does an earthquake completely devastate a country’s, political, economic and commercial heart, but that is what happened earlier this month in
Relatives of the murdered Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto gathered in Utah for the world premiere of a documentary about her at the Sundance
There is a well-established link between obesity and the development of breast cancer in post-menopausal women.
John Galliano’s 2010-2011 autumn winter collection drew on Sherlock Holmes for inspiration. The British designer used models clad in deerstalker
Ali Hassan al-Majeed, the Saddam Hussein henchman widely known as ‘Chemical Ali’, has been executed by hanging in Iraq.
A cousin of the late Iraqi
Three well-known Baghdad hotels have been targeted in deadly bomb attacks.
Authorities say the number of people killed in the simultaneous attacks
Iraq has executed Ali Hassan al-Majeed, the Saddam Hussein henchman widely known as ‘Chemical Ali.’
Majeed had been sentenced to death several
Turkey is the setting for the start of what could prove to be a crucial week for Afghanistan. President Hamid Karzai was the first to be welcomed by
Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev has been hosting his Armenian and Azeri counterparts in a bid to settle a long-running row over a disputed
Food aid on a significant scale has finally arrived in one of Haiti’s largest slums, nearly two weeks after the Caribbean country’s devastating
Myanmar’s detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be free by the end of this year. That’s according to one government minister as the
The grim task of searching the turbulent seas off the coast of Lebanon goes on following the crash of the Ethopian airline. As the hours have ticked
Search and rescue teams off the coast of Lebanon have recovered two bodies from the site of the crashed Ethiopian airlines. The jet fell from the sky