"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
Attacks on two mosques in the Pakistani city of Lahore are now said to have killed at least 80 people, and injured more than a hundred.
Louisiana’s livelihood is mostly based on oil, tourism and fishing, and a large part of this is on hold. Local people affected feel powerless
The environmental crisis began on April 20 with an explosion on an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 employees.
Two days later, the
There has been progress, but the outcome is not certain.
That is the word from BP today after the latest attempts to repair the oil leak in the
The number of people out of work in France rose again in April after falling in recent months.
The headline unemployment total was up 0.6 percent
More bad news for Spain, the country’s credit rate has been cut from AAA to AA+ by the Fitch ratings agency late on Friday.
Fitch explained that
The Czech Republic has been voting in a general election that is expected to lead to lengthy coalition talks.
Polls predict a close result at the
Maoist rebels in India say they sabotaged a high-speed train that crashed and killed at least 71 people.
At least 200 others were injured when the
Authorities in the German state of Brandenburg are preparing to deal with the flood that’s caused devastation across Poland.
In the village of
In a few days, South Africa will host the first ever World Cup to held on African soil. The ten stadiums, of which five are brand new, are primed and
Attacks on two mosques in the Pakistani city of Lahore are now said to have killed at least 70 people, and injured as many more.
There is an outcry over controversial comments from the Italian Prime Minister, who compared himself to the facist dictator Mussolini.
After a 24 year absence, Algerian football is back on the world scene. Why has it been out for so long? What does football stand for in Algeria? What
A festival of contemporary dance has been held in Moscow with the aim of encouraging cultural dialogue between Russian and the European
With a Senegalese father and a Nigerian mother Ismaël Lô is one of today’s leading musicians in Senegal.
And Moroccan singer and dancer Aïcha
The Mawazine Festival in Rabat has seen an unusual crossover between German and Moroccan music. Formed in the 1980s, Dissidenten are based in Berlin
As the insolvency administrator’s deadline passed on Friday it was reported that there were three bids for bankrupt German department store chain
Sources say that France’s Renault and India’s largest utility vehicle and tractor maker Mahindra & Mahindra are both interested in the bankrupt South
Ford is reportedly considering a plan to eliminate its Mercury brand because of slumping sales.
Sources said the carmaker has been consulting with
British insurer Prudential has confirmed it is trying to cut the amount it has agreed to pay for AIA the Asian division of American Insurance Group
One river and two countries remain in the grip of a cross-border flooding crisis as preparations for the worst intensify. Rising water levels on the
Ukrainian women students stage their own ‘blue bucket’ protest, joining the Russian movement against elite drivers privileges, the powerful elite
At least 65 passengers were killed and over 200 injured when suspected Maoists blasted rail tracks in Midnapore district, in the eastern Indian state
Defiant pro-Palestinian activists are pressing ahead with a David and Goliath style plan to break the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip. The
There are mixed reactions so far to the explanations from US officials and BP. Residents in the areas affected say they want more action from
Militants armed with assault rifles and grenades have attacked worshippers at two mosques in the Pakistani city of Lahore. Some reports say at least
The chief government official in charge of dealing with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico says they have been able to stop the flow. But it is
Thousands of people have queued in several capital cities to be the first to buy an iPad, following its launch outside the US. The gadget has gone on
The Czech economy has been the main focus of the election campaign. Although the country is in as better state than some of its central European
At least 65 people are known to have died in a train crash in India that the government has described as an act of sabotage.
Maoist rebels are