"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
A protest battle over regulating professional drivers’ working time is being waged in Brussels. A majority in the European Parliament’s Transport
One soldier has died and at least 18 protesters have been injured in the latest clashes between government forces and the Red Shirts opposition
How much damage will Greece’s, and now Spain’s, downgraded credit rating status cause to other countries?
That is the question being asked in
Anne Frank’s entire diary has gone on public display at the Amsterdam house where she sheltered from the Nazis over 65 years ago.
Queen Beatrix of
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has apologised to a 65-year-old grandmother who he called “a bigoted woman”
The PM was caught insulting Gillian
America’s central bank, the Federal Reserve, has maintained its promise to keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels for ‘an extended period’ even
Germany’s pivotal role in a bailout for Greece was emphasised with a visit to Berlin by the head of the International Monetary Fund and the European
Germany’s software giant SAP has posted double-digit growth in first quarter sales and operating profit as corporations begin spending on technology
There is a glimmer of hope emerging from Spain’s banks that have been battered by the property sector.
The country’s second biggest bank BBVA has
Europe’s biggest oil company Royal Dutch Shell has announced a 57 per cent rise in earnings, after stepping up production for the first time in three
Gabourey Sidibe, Jessica Lange and Mikhail Baryshnikov are amongst the fans of Denzel Washington who turned out for his Broadway premier
Albania has never seen an exhibition like it.
71 works by the likes of Picasso, Warhol, Chagall, Mondrian and Van Dyck are on display at the
The finishing touches are being made to China’s first-ever World Expo in Shanghai, which opens on Friday.
It has cost the city a pretty penny, at
Russia’s once-secret files on the 1940 Katyn massacre have been published.
The documents shed further light on the slaughter of more than 22,000
Fears over Portugal’s sovereign debt continues to plague markets after the Standard & Poor’s agency cut the country’s credit rating.
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero believes his country’s economy will soon start to recover despite new figures showing
Another police station has been hit by a suicide bombing in Pakistan, the latest attack in a wave of strikes since the army began an offensive in the
Thailand’s Red Shirt protesters have clashed with security forces on the outskirts of Bangkok.
A convoy of several hundred people left their
The Conservative’s would-be finance minister George Osborne has receved a rebuff from a group of leading British bankers today with the news they
Demonstrators scuffle with Israeli security forces at construction site of West Bank barrier.
Ten thousand French farmers staged a go-slow protest in the streets of Paris on Tuesday to call for an increase in agricultural subsidies.
There are just a few in all the World that’s the reason why normally little kids get bored when visiting a museum. This one in La Coruna is devoted
Workers of Greece’s largest Public Service Trade Union take to the streets of the capital in a display of discontentment towards the country’s
China has executed Zheng Minsheng, a former community doctor who stabbed eight schoolchildren to death last month.
He was executed by firing squad
Protests continue against Greece’s austerity measures, and the country’s financial crisis continues to have a domino effect on world markets
Germany has launched its first offshore wind farm just as scepticism in the country is growing over the effects of climate change.
The Alpha Ventus
A French judge has ordered that the former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, is to remain in custody until a new trial on charges of laundering
Public transport workers in Lisbon have responded to a pay freeze as part of their government’s austerity plans by staging a strike.
A huge oil slick measuring over 74,000 square kilometres, is expected to spill onto the fragile US Gulf Coast shoreline this weekend. If that happens