"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
"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
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will release 1,000 Palestinian prisioners if Hamas frees an Israeli soldier taken hostage four
Reducing poverty, child mortality, fighting disease, boosting development… are UN countries on track to reach the targets they set out to achieve by
The indignity for someone described as Europe’s richest woman is that a French court wants to know: is she in control of her mental
Here are a few bonus excerpts from our interview with conductor Valery Gergiev, in which he talks about Vladimir Putin.
A political row has erupted in Israel after secret fence-mending talks were held with Turkey in the wake of the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid
We find more and more Eco labels in stores, but not all of them are telling the whole truth. The European ecolabel on the other hand offers consumers
A half-Scottish politician has made history today, becoming the first person with dual nationality to become premier of a German state.
Anna Chapman, or Anya Kushchenko is the most prominent of the 10 suspected Russian spies arrested in America who go before a judge today to find out
Sweden’s central bank raised the cost of borrowing there on Thursday, for the first time since the financial crisis started two years ago.
Manufacturing in the euro zone slowed slightly in June.
The growth rate was the weakest in four months and Markit’s survey of purchasing managers
Prices are on the rise again in Greece.
The latest tax hike on consumer goods and services has came into effect on Thursday.
German retail sales posted their first monthly rise in three months in May. They were up 0.4 percent from April.
That boosted hopes that consumer
Belgium’s turn holding the rotating presidency of the European Union for six months has begun, taking over from Spain.
It aims to tackle financial
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he is willing to release 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for army soldier Gilad Shalit
In Talk Planet we hear about climate change from those who are witnessing its effects first hand.
Our interviewees might not be climate scientists
As the globe warms up, Talk Planet hears how millions of people are coping with the change.
Those who rely on the oceans, the mountains and lowland
Here are some more thoughts from fisherman Jerry Percy
Floods and torrential rain in Romania have killed 24 people, forced 7,000 to be evacuated from homes and damaged farmlands and infrastructure in the
Spanish artist Antoni Miralda is the subject of a retrospective at the Palacio Velazquez in Madrid. And in Lisbon a design exhibition called
Doctors in Iran believe they have discovered a blood test which can accurately predict when a woman will reach the menopause.
Joachim, played by Mathieu Amalric, is a top TV producer in France but he jacks it all in to go to America. There he meets a troupe of Burlesque
The trial of a celebrity photographer accused of defrauding France’s richest woman has been postponed after the emergence of secret tapes recorded by
Top US general and the new commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan David Petraeus has visited NATO headquarters in Brussels to outline his new
Is the end in sight for Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel? That is the almost unanimous verdict in today’s press following her massive struggle to
Hurricane Alex made landfall on Mexico’s Gulf coast on Wednesday as a powerful Category 2 storm, spawning tornadoes in nearby Texas, forcing
Paraguayan and Spanish Football National teams trains ahead the quarter-final match on Friday.
He was accused of looking too waxy during the election campaign and now Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has come to life in wax. His wife
The Brazilian national football team has arrived at the Protea hotel Marine in Port Elizabeth’s waterfront, ahead of their World Cup match against
A pioneering bid to fly a solar powered-plane through the night has been postponed because of a technical hitch.
The experimental aircraft was to
A society photographer has gone on trial, accused of coercing France’s richest woman into giving him cash and gifts to the tune of one billion