"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
The coming 24 hours will define the Obama presidency. It is as simple as that, because we are in the endgame of his centrepiece policy initiative
Tens of thousands of supporters of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi have attended a giant rally in Rome, a week before key regional elections
It is known as Clean Portugal – a massive campaign to clear away waste and litter from the countryside.
Tens of thousands of people have taken part
Reactions to Pope Benedict’s letter to the Irish church expressing “shame and remorse” at child abuse there have been flooding in. He has also
Travellers across Europe are beginning to feel the effects of a strike by one of the world’s biggest airlines.
Cabin crew at British Airways have
Police in Moscow have broken up an opposition demonstration held as part of a so-called nationwide “Day of Anger”.
Hundreds of officers blocked off
French and Spanish authorities are facing lawsuits after a group of Spanish firefighters was wrongly depicted as suspected ETA terrorists
The Pope has made an unprecedented public statement addressing the abuse of children by Roman Catholic clergy in Ireland.
Pope Benedict apologised
As people in Gaza survey the damage after further Israeli airstrikes, international efforts continue to push Israel and the Palestinians towards
The status of Kosovo continues to overshadow Brussels’ efforts to speed up the EU integration of all the Balkan states. Kosovo unilaterally declared
Pope Benedict is making a fresh attempt to deal with a spreading scandal over child sex abuse by priests.
He is distributing what is called a
Hillary Clinton lays a wreath at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier near Kremlin Wall in Moscow.
Clashes in Hebron, West Bank between Palestinians and Israelian soldiers.
Muslims have been forced to pray outside of Al Aqsa mosque due to security measures. They pray surrounded by policemen.
A statue of Franco is being removed in Ferrol, Spain, where the dictator was born.
About 50 protesters demonstrate in front of Myanmar ambassy in New Delhi, throwing rocks, spraying anti-junta graffiti and asking for Aung San Suu
Israel fired missiles aginast various targets in Gaza after a rocket attack in southern Israel damaging workshops and tunnels.
An exhibition at Paris’ famed Musee D’Orsay is challenging the French to confront their past. The main exhibit is a guillotine; for over two hundred
The streets of Bangkok are full of anti-government protesters calling for new elections.
They have mobilised convoys of motorcycles and pickup
The night sky in Gaza has again been lit up as Israeli jets struck at least seven targets. It is reported five missiles were fired at Gaza’s now
A three-day strike by British Airways cabin crew is now underway.
Last-minute talks yesterday failed to resolve the 13 month dispute which led to
Suspected terrorists or holiday makers? French police yesterday released security camera footage of five men suspected of being members of ETA, the
It was a time for tributes in Moscow, a pause in talks between the US and Russia aimed at making progress in the strategic arms reduction