"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,”"
They are speaking freely in public for the first time after years in jail.
Some of the 52 political prisoners released by Cuba in a surprise deal
The government in Northern Ireland is being urged to do more to find a long-term solution to annual parading disputes.
The call comes from the
Italian police are calling it one of their biggest anti-mafia operations in 15 years.
More than 300 people have been arrested in raids in several
Just two thousand of France’s female Muslims wear full-face Islamic veils but President Nicolas Sarkozy insists they must be banned as they are an
A bill banning the wearing of a full Islamic veil in public in France has been passed by the lower house of parliament.
It was adopted by a
Troops from France’s former African colonies joined today’s Bastille Day celebrations for the first time to mark 50 years since their
Plácido Domingo needs the stage like air to breath.
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Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief, has been in Istanbul for talks with her Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu. The discussions
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Moody’s Investor Service has cut Portugal’s debt rating by two notches to A1, with a stable outlook.
It said the country’s growth prospects are
EU finance ministers, meeting in Brussels, say that the euro zone’s emergency loan facility for countries that find themselves in trouble should be
UK inflation fell for a second month running in June to 3.2 percent.
But underlying pressures rose and inflation over the quarter was higher than
Exploring the links between technology and society through innovation is the aim of the Lift conference in the French city of Marseille.
One of the highlights of the technophile calendar, the latest edition of Lift was held in the old port of the French city of Marseille but the
The start of the French summer holidays did not stop six million people from watching Nicolas Sarkozy protest his innocence over allegations of
Passionate about all aspects of art, Dennis Hopper, although best known as an actor and filmmaker, clocked up more than six decades of painting
A law banning the wearing of a full Islamic veil in public in France has been adopted by the lower house of parliament.
The ruling UMP and the New
One of the summer’s most eagerly awaited films, sci-fi heist movie Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo Di Caprio, has just
Israel razed two unfinished Palestinian homes and part of a factory in the Issawiya section of East Jerusalem.
Six political prisoners freed by Cuba have arrived in Madrid. The six men and their families landed at the Spanish capital’s Barajas airport
Called by some a wonder of biotechnology and by others a ticking time bomb for our health and ecology, since their launch in the 1990s, GMOs have
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In an effort to break the EU deadlock over GMOs which has seen just two GM crops authorised in the last 12 years, the European Commission is now
To go further into the GM crop debate, we’re joined by two people with plenty of knowledge on the matter. In Paris, Dr. Christian Vélot, a researcher
Former US President Bill Clinton visited Haiti on Monday, marking the six month anniversary of January’s earthquake which destroyed most of the
Security services in Russia have arrested eight people including six women in an anti-terrorist operation in the mainly Muslim region of
The Acropolis has been closed for four hours because of a walkout by workers in Athens. It is further proof that the wave of strikes to hit Greece is
Police in Uganda have discovered an unexploded suicide belt and made several arrests after 74 football fans died in a dual bomb attack in the capital