"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
French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde has unveiled plans for nearly 40 billion euros of spending cuts next year to slash France’s budget
Economic sentiment in the euro zone unexpectedly improved in September. Germany was the biggest contributor to the overall rise.
But the European
British Airways, American Airlines and Spain’s Iberia have signed off on a long-awaited strategic and revenue sharing alliance to be launched in
Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz has posted third-quarter pretax profits that was just below expectations and warned that rising costs were
German sports car maker Porsche has posted record full-year revenues thanks to booming sales in China. Revenues increased 17.9 percent to almost 7.8
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has, as expected, won a vote of confidence in the lower house of parliament.
His centre-right coalition
Thousands of Spaniards went on strike today in a massive show of force that will test the resolve of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez
Wet and windy weather did nothing to deter Poles from demonstrating against their government’s belt-tightening measures.
Marching under the motto
Some of the latest protests against the Spanish government’s planned spending cuts turned violent.
In Madrid, police said that some 40 people had
Europe is on edge – and as terror alerts become an increasingly regular fixture, reports of a plot to jointly attack France, the UK and Germany will
Spain’s first general strike in eight years is underway in protest at reforms to slash the eurozone’s third-biggest budget deficit.
In the controversial Roma affair, the European Union’s Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, has announced that Brussels has begun legal proceedings
Tens of thousands of protesters against spending cuts have held the biggest demonstration Brussels has seen in years. Marchers came from 30 countries
At the Photokina Photography Trade Show in Cologne, Germany, manufacturers showed off the latest technology and trends. 3D is still big news, as is
About six million people are expected to attend this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. With that many gathered in one place, the possibility of
New York’s A-listers were out in force for the first night at the Met. The opening opera was Wagner’s ‘Das Rheingold’, the first part of Wagner’s
Bosnian actress Zana Marjanovic has landed the lead in Angela Jolie’s first outing as a director. The working title is Untitled Bosnian War
David Peña Dorantes was born into a family of Andalusian gypsy artists. They are a people closely linked to the world of flamenco.
In the Peña
After 111 days of intense negotiations, leaders of three Dutch centre-right parties have reached an agreement to form a minority government.
It is an attempt to save the Middle East peace talks. The US envoy to the region George Mitchell has met the Israeli Prime Minister.
Greece has had several days of action since the government cut deep into workers allowances, but Wednesday saw one of the largest protests.
South Korea has confirmed that the first military talks with North Korea in two years will take place on Thursday.
Pyongyang proposed the talks two
The European Commission has decided not to launch legal action against France over its
expulsion of Roma migrants but rather give Paris more time to
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Belgian capital ahead of a march on EU institutions.
As in other European cities, the
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is hoping to celebrate his 74th birthday today by winning a crucial confidence vote in
Spain’s first general strike in eight years began on Wednesday in protest at the government’s economic reforms. Unions, which represent 16 percent of
The general strike began with early morning scuffles in the Spanish capital.
In one incident, striking workers attempted to stop buses leaving a
A landslide in a remote mountain town sent Mexican authorities scrambling to deploy rescue workers but initial reports that hundreds were buried
Officials in Mexico have revised downwards their figures for the number of casualties in several landslides that hit Oaxaca state.
Israeli naval forces intercepted a boat carrying nine activists bound for the Gaza Strip, encountering no resistance as they took control of the