"“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
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
In France, the Roma controversy is far from over. After a summer of expulsions and crackdowns on illegal camps, the European Commission has pressed
Jules Vernes, Arthur C Clarke and many others imagined fantasy worlds, futuristic machines and journeys into space. Much of what used to be science
“This is the Estonian crown. Take a close look… because very soon the Estonian national currency will be shredded into confetti… by the start of next
Republic of Ecuador
There is chaos and confusion in Ecuador with all the signs that a coup d’etat could be taking place.
Struggling to find refuge from angry
The world’s leading mobile phone maker, Nokia, has started to ship its flagship smartphone the N8 after a delay of several weeks on an earlier
The Irish government has admitted it could cost up to 50 billion euros to bailout the banks at the centre of the country’s financial crisis. One
US economic growth was a touch higher in the second quarter than previously estimated but remains weak.
The Commerce Department’s final
Germany’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in more than 18 years in September – 7.5 percent of the working population.
The latest Federal
Inflation in the euro zone has risen again, led by higher energy costs.
The EU’s statistics office, Eurostat, said consumer prices in the 16
Petrolheads and car industry followers alike will be gathering in the French capital this weekend for the Paris Auto Show.
New models may give some
The International Cycling Union (UCI) on Thursday confirmed the provisional suspension of Tour de France champion Alberto Contador.
The first pictures of the five French citizens who were taken hostage in Africa two weeks ago have been broadcast on television.
The images were
Famous for her sultry designs, Portugal’s Fatima Lopes didn’t disappoint at this year’s Paris Fashion Week, with minimalistic swimming costumes
As Spain’s Socialist government presented a fresh round of austerity measures on Thursday, the news was not good.
As expected, the country lost its
Scientists have found a new planet outside our solar system that is just right to support life.
The planet, called Gliese 581g, orbits a red dwarf
Emergency arrivals are commonplace at hospitals – but this time, in North-west Pakistan, it was some of the country’s own soldiers that needed
Wearing dark glasses, Verena Becker arrived in court in Germany for a trial which is guaranteed to revive memories of the dark days in the 1970’s
A court in India has reportedly ruled that a holy site prized by both Muslims and Hindus is to be divided between the two faiths.
Tony Curtis, one of Hollywood’s best known actors, has died. He was 85.
A spokesman for his family says he passed away in his sleep at his home in
The world has been getting its first sight of the man expected to become the next leader of North Korea.
Experts believe Kim Jong-un will
The FBI has released a video of the destructive force it claims would have been unleashed had the alleged Times Square bomber been able to detonate
Emotions are running high in India, where a court has reportedly ruled that a holy site coveted by both Muslims and Hindus is to be divided between
There is flooding in eastern Germany after the wettest September on record.
At least 2,500 people have been evacuated from towns south of Berlin
India is bracing itself for the verdict in one of the most religiously divisive court cases in the country’s history.
Hundreds of thousands of
Hollywood actor Tony Curtis has died at the age of 85.
A representative for the actor’s daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, reportedly confirmed the death
A first round election victory may no longer be a sure thing for the governing party in Brazil.
A corruption scandal at its very heart has prompted
The Spanish government today presents its toughest budget for decades to parliament as bad news mounts concerning the country’s debt.
Thousands of Spaniards went on strike in a massive show of force.