"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 EU talks with Latin American countries are flagged as development-friendly. Yet one of the leaders said bi-regional partnership means fighting
The European Union and Central American states have agreed to open up their markets to each other. The deal is set to be formally concluded by EU and
Flooding is wreaking more havoc in central and eastern Europe, with at least nine people now reported dead.
More than half of those killed are in
At least 18 people are dead after a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital.
Among those killed are 12 local civilians, five
The first of the EU’s rescue money has arrived in Greece, a 14.5 billion euro slice of a loan worth 110 billion over the next three years.
Bad inflation data in Britain means the Bank of England governor has some explaining to do. Mervyn King will be writing his letter to George Osborne
The first shots have been fired in what may turn out to be a long battle for Britain’s new finance minister, attending his first meeting in Brussels
British based mobile phone operator Vodafone, the world’s second largest by revenue, has reported on-target earnings for the year ending on March
It is hardly a sign of confidence in the banking sector when one of the world’s most famous investors sells out of his shareholding. But that is
Jailed Russian business tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has gone on hunger strike.
He is protesting at what he claims is an illegal decision to extend
The Thai government has ended up rejecting proposed peace talks with protesters holding out in their barricaded camp in central Bangkok.
Barcelona is playing host to an international contemporary art fair – the third edition of Swab. More than 100 artists from several countries have
Hi-tech bubbles and sugar that is good for you – just two of the innovations that have come from the area that is dubbed France’s Silicon Valley.
In a spectacular fall from grace, China’s one-time richest man has been jailed for 14 years for bribery, insider trading and illegal business
Saudi security forces have rescued two young German girls in Yemen whose kidnapping sparked mass protests last year.
The girls, aged 3 and 6, were
Gay rights groups have praised Portugal’s conservative president for ratifying a law on gay marriage, despite his personal beliefs on the
The sene almost looks like France or even Italy – vineyards rolling almost as far as the eye can see – but in fact these 265 acres of vineyards are
Cotton is one of the most polluting industries in the world. India is the second largest producer after Turkey.
Although cotton only occupies five
Old style light bulbs – incandescent or filament bulbs – are disappearing from the shelves. In France, bulbs like that of more than 100 watts have
Transport strike continues in South Africa as thousands of workers take to the streets leaving commuters stranded.
Two U.S. astronauts began a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS), following the docking of the shuttle Atlantis.
Shanghai’s World Expo under the banner of “better city, better life” showcases the latest green technology from 189 countries. As many as 300
Greece has taken delivery of the first instalment of an emergency loan from the euro zone, in time to cover a major debt refinancing due
A French court has freed an Iranian agent jailed 16 years ago for murdering the Shah’s last prime minister Shapour Bakhtiar.
Ali Vakili Rad had
Europe and six Central American nations have been doing business at a key summit in Madrid, agreeing to liberalise trade and cut import
A bombing in Pakistan has killed at least 12 people including three policemen.
Officials say the bomb was mounted on a bicycle and targeted at a