"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
Police and university students have clashed in The Hague, in Europe’s latest disturbances linked to education cuts.
Following protests in the
At least three people have died in the Albanian capital Tirana during clashes between police and supporters of the opposition Socialist Party
Two people have died in Albania during clashes between police and supporters of the opposition Socialist Party.
A crowd of up to 20,000 met
This week in Learning World we highlight one of the organisations that plays a key role in education, UNESCO. Motivated by its mission to build
As spending cuts bite, street protests could multiply and become increasingly violent, according to an expert who talked to our correspondent in
As Portugal gears up for this weekend’s presidential election, the country remains gripped by its most severe economic crisis in decades.
Bailout and austerity – two issues which loom large as Portugal votes in a presidential poll.
The election takes place against a background of big
Rodent and wolf-protection is on the European agenda, and it could prove costly for France and Sweden. They risk the full weight of European law, the
A full reopening next week of the European Union’s emissions trading scheme will depend on security improvements. This follows a theft by hackers of
Tunisia’s new government has promised the release of hundreds of political prisoners under an amnesty. The news saw scores of relatives waiting
A week after Tunisians brought down their president, people power is still being felt on the streets.
There were peaceful protests on Friday in
Iran will continue enriching uranium even if the country’s nuclear plants come under military attacks, according to the Persian Gulf country’s
Ahmed Najib Chebbi and his political party are positioned to play a key role in debate over Tunisian society’s changing landscape. Chebbi is
Over recent years, Cambodia has seen a steady increase in holidaymakers, drawn to the country by its cultural heritage, ancient temples, jungles and
Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva looks set to be re-elected on Sunday, providing a boost to government plans to fix the economy.
In the chaotic death throes of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime, he blamed “hostile elements in the pay of foreigners” for the unrest
The Sundance Film Festival – the annual showcase for independent movies – is open for business.
The event founded by Robert Redford and programmed
China’s Lenovo is reportedly in talks with Japan’s NEC for a joint venture in personal computers.
The Nikkei business daily said Lenovo plans to
German business morale rose to its highest level in 20 years in January according to the Ifo economic institute’s monthly survey of seven thousand
Spain is said to be planning a partial state takeover of its weakest savings banks which are stuck with high levels of bad property loans.
Green Week, the annual Berlin expo devoted to farm produce and food opened to the public on Friday.
But over the plates of sausage and steins of
Pyscho-sexual ballet thriller Black Swan has just gone on general release in the UK. Natalie Portman won a Golden Globe for her performance as the
Oceans is one of the most successful European films worldwide last year, and the French production was the most successful in terms of box office
John F Kennedy was inaugurated as President of the United States 50 years ago. To mark the anniversary, renowned photographer Phil Stern is dusting
Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in for a fourth consecutive term as president of Belarus on Friday. He won the election amid criticism from opponents
French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie was mobbed by families of jailed Palestinians during a visit to the Gaza Strip.
Families of jailed Palestinians mobbed French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie during a visit to the Gaza Strip on Friday.
They were angered
Tunisia observes three days of national mourning for those that lost their lives during protests to oust former president Ben Ali in the so-called
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair appeared for the second time on Friday before a public inquiry into the Iraq War.
Blair first gave