"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
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The European Commission has recommended opening acession talks with Iceland.
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The fourth World Congress against the Death Penalty got underway in Geneva this morning. Relatives of executed prisoners have joined political
The internet giant Google has said it will appeal against the sentences handed down to three of its executives, who were convicted by a court in
Hundreds of people have had to be evacuated from their homes after heavy rains submerged parts of southern Spain.
Dozens of roads have been cut off
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New industrial orders in the euro zone unexpectedly rose in December.
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The head of Japanese carmaker Toyota has been facing tough questions from a US congressional panel about accidents involving at least five deaths in
Germany’s economic recovery stalled in the final three month of last year according to new government figures.
There was a jump in exports during
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Spain’s defence minister said the
The attempt by a Chinese industrial equipment maker to buy General Motors money-losing Hummer brand is looking increasingly unlikely to
Portugal’s government has announced 50 million euros in aid to help rebuild businesses in Madeira, destroyed in floods and landslides over the
Engineers are in a race against time to prevent an ecological disaster as an oil slick threatens to pollute Italy’s longest river, the Po.
In Turkey seven senior military officers have been charged with plotting to overthrow the government and sent to jail until their trial.
The head of Japanese carmaker Toyota is facing tough questions from a US congressional panel today about accidents involving at least five deaths in
The Langebaan area in the Western Cape of South Africa was teaming with wildlife five million years ago. Palaeontologists say more then 200 species
Around 20,000 demonstrators have marched to the Greek parliament on a 24-hour all out strike to protest against the government’s economic austerity
An Italian court has convicted three Google executives of breach of privacy and given each a six month suspended jail sentence.
They were accused
A nationwide strike in Greece to protest against EU-backed austerity measures has brought the country to a standstill.
Flights are grounded
Workers at the Total refinery in Dunkirk have voted to continue industrial action, despite management concessions won at a national level on
At least fifteen people have died in a landslide on an Indonesian tea plantation and up to 70 others are missing according to disaster relief agency
Demonstrations called on by unions to protest against the government change of
retirement age from 65 to 67.
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