"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
President Sarkozy has accepted the French government’s resignation ahead of a long expected reshuffle.
The prime minister Francois Fillon has been
Several thousand people have protested in Madrid against Morocco over recent violence in Western Sahara.
It follows last Monday’s dismantling by
Tensions between the world’s largest economies have re-emerged in Japan, playing host to the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum.
A bomb hidden on a motorbike has killed at least 10 people, three of them children, in a crowded market in Afghanistan.
Most of those who died in
Could a lost tribe still be untouched by civilisation in the 21st century?
Yes, say authorities in Peru who have released footage of what is
China and Japan have used the APEC summit in Yokohama to try to break the ice in relations that have chilled markedly in recent months.
Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is free for the first time in seven years.
And, as the opposition leader emerged from the home that
Pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has been freed from seven years of house arrest by Myanmar’s military rulers.
She greeted the more than 1,000
Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is free.
Police removed barricades from outside her home as hundreds of supporters gathered to
Another day, another summit.
But after widespread criticism of the G20’s watered-down commitments in Seoul, can the Asia-Pacific Economic
The death toll in Haiti’s cholera epidemic climbed on Thursday to 800, according
to an American medical expert. Ezra Barzilay, an epidemiologist at
Workers installed the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The Norway spruce weighs 12 tons and is 74-feet-high and 40-feet-wide.
The Magna Carta, the world’s most “influential secular document” is closing in on it’s 800th anniversary.
Lord Tom McNally, Minister of State for
While the jury is still out on how successful the G20 in Seoul actually was, the summit closed with all eyes fixed on France’s Nicolas Sarkozy as he
There are fears that many of Italy’s historic treasures could go to rack and ruin because of large scale government cuts.
Some 300 million euros
Barely has the ink dried on the final communique from the G20 summit but nine of its participants are back around the table again.
This time it is
The latest estimate from the United Nations is that as many as 200,000 Haitians could contract cholera – and the organisation has launched a
Afghanistan has been hit by a fresh wave of violence, nine years to the day since the fall of the Taliban.
Security forces say they have thwarted a
Ethnic relations in Kosovo appear to be deteriorating and could ignite wider violence.
That is the conclusion of a report from the United Nations
They waited patiently all day in their hundreds outside her party headquarters and her house.
But as Friday drew to a close, there was still no