"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"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
"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,”"
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Feuding parties in linguistically-divided Belgium are gearing up for a showdown at the ballot box on Sunday.
Opinion polls predict the big winner
When you have waited six years for a party, you know its going to be a good one.
South Africa won its bid to host the football World Cup in 2004
They have waited 15 years for this moment.
The women of Srebrenica were watching closely as two Bosnian Serbs are convicted of genocide over the 1995
A deal for European Union sharing its citizens’ bank data with terrorism investigators in the United States is expected within days, an EU negotiator
As expected the European Central Bank left the cost of borrowing in the euro zone unchanged on Thursday at a record low of one percent.
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A manned space flight to Mars would mean the crew being isolated from Earth for an unprecedented 18 months. To understand the true nature of this
For BP, spewing oil equals plummeting shares. In London the energy giant’s shares slumped at one stage to their lowest level in 13 years on Thursday
A private collection featuring more than a 1,000 pieces of sculpture is on display in the Portuguese city of Evora.
Says sculpter Marc Sijan: “
The UK has no plans to send any more troops to Afghanistan, David Cameron has revealed, on his first visit to the country as British Prime
Switzerland’s national soccer team arrive in Johannesburg a day ahead of the World Cup’s opening match.
World cup : Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o and fellow team members arrive in Durban
A controversial bill to curb police wiretaps and criminalise leaked transcripts has been passed by the Italian Senate.
But the vote in the upper
Opel has not given up hope of getting some state aid from the German government.
The carmaker’s Chief Executive Nick Reilly said they will now
The Japanese government has confirmed the economy grew by 1.2 percent between January and March from the previous quarter.
That was unchanged from
The Afghan President has ordered what he calls a “thorough investigation” into a bomb attack at a wedding which has left at least 40 people
The Dutch right-wing Liberal party has begun informal coalition talks after their narrow victory in the country’s general election. Mark Rutte is now
Thousands of fans continue to arrive in Johannesburg, as World Cup fever hits South Africa.
The opening match on Friday is between Mexico and South
The latest round of U.N.sanctions brought against Iran does not seem to have had the desired effect so far. The tone is one of considered defiance on
During an address to the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin, Iranian foreign minister Manouchher Mottaki was heckled by two
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Two Bosnian Serb army officers have been jailed for life for committing genocide at Srebrenica in 1995.
A third was convicted of aiding and
With the Netherlands facing the possibility of difficult negotiations over the formation of a coalition government, people have been giving their
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has explained why his country voted against a fresh round of U.N. sanctions on Iran. Turkey and Brazil
Shares in BP have fallen sharply amid concerns over the cost of the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The company maintains it can cover its
Colombian pop star Shakira visited a school in Soweto to teach children in South Africa’s biggest township dance moves to the official World Cup
The streets of Johannesburg went soccer crazy as thousands of colourfully dressed Bafana Bafana fans erupted in joy and celebration during the South
Floods were slowly receding in northern Hungary but several villages such as Felsozsolca were still heavily waterlogged.
At least 40 people are dead and close to 80 injured after what appears to have been a suicide bomb attack on a wedding party in Afghanistan.
One of Russia’s greatest ballerinas, Marina Semyonova, has died at the age of 102 at her home in Moscow.
Born in St. Petersburg in 1908, she joined
It was a bad night for Jan Peter Balkenende and the Christian Democrats as the CDA share of the vote plummeted to an all time low.
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