"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"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
In Greece, police have used teargas to disperse a group of rioters who broke away from an anti-austerity rally.
The authorities say a group of
The US Federal Reserve has held interest rates near zero and renewed its pledge to keep the cost of borrowing very low for a long time.
New European Union rules on food labelling will not introduce an EU-wide colour coding system.
Research shows that many people find the
Faced with a growing threat from al Qaeda, Sahara desert states have been meeting to try to hammer out a joint plan of action against the insurgents
EU finance ministers have backed plans by countries in the euro zone to help debt-stricken Greece financially if it seeks such aid.
Heating oil cost more, along with fuel for transport, but lower prices for gas and food limited inflation in the euro zone in February. The price of
Shares in France’s Renault and Germany’s Daimler rose on Tuesday, following reports that they were in talks about each acquiring shares in the other
Air Berlin has cancelled firm orders for Boeing 1.25 billion euros.
Germany’s second-biggest airline said that was done to cut its financial
Matt Damon stars in Green Zone directed by Paul Greengrass. It is a big budget action thriller set in Iraq and producers must be hoping for better
Latest research shows just over half of Greeks back their government’s efforts to cut their ballooning debt and budget deficit.
A weekend poll
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has appeared on state television after undergoing an operation in Germany.
Mubarak had gall bladder surgery and a
You would not expect your best friend to keep you waiting 90 minutes at the dinner table. But for Israel and its closest ally, these are exceptional
The fate of a 7 year-old boy who is at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Moscow and Helsinki could be decided soon.
Robert Rantala was
Amid heightened tensions, the European Union’s top diplomat Catherine Ashton has been in Syria to discuss bilateral relations and how to foster the
A huge hydro-electric power plant 250 kms south-east of Lisbon in Portugal uses Alstom technology to combine and store wind and hydro energies. This
Christie’s will be auctioning works from the private collection of U.S. author Michael Crichton at their keenly-anticipated “Post-War & Contemporary
Crufts is the biggest dog show in the world and is paradise for dog-lovers. Everything canine was at Crufts this year – in particular 28,000 dogs
The US special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell meets Palestinian has postponed his planned visit to the region.
As clashes rage in
The head of a new-age sect in Italy, said to have at least a thousand followers, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing young girls and
A German priest convicted of molesting young boys has been suspended by the Vatican for breaching a ban on working with children.
Violent clashes have broken out in Jerusalem between Palestinians and the Israeli police, leaving injuries on both sides.
It comes amid high
A state of emergency has been declared in Fiji after Cyclone Tomas struck in the north and east of the Pacific island nation. Homes have been
EU finance chiefs say they have drawn up safeguards to help Greece should it default on its massive debt. Meeting in Brussels the 16 eurogroup member
Thailand’s ‘Red-shirt’ movement are giving blood to throw at government offices in protest at what they say is the illegitimate leadership of Prime
Palestinian and Israeli security forces have clashed in East Jerusalem as fears grow that a third intifada is on the verge of breaking out
Tibetan ceremony held in Beijing’s Lama temple.
American director Tim Burton and French actress Marion Cotillard have been inducted into France’s National Order of Arts and Letters.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has promised Haitians that the world has not forgotten the quake-torn nation as it suffers from a shortage of
Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show in Birmingham.