"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
A fresh operation is underway to cool the stricken nuclear reactor at Fukushima. Jets of seawater are again being used to reduce the risk of another
One of the most famous entertainers in Turkey is in a coma after being shot in the head.
Singer Ibrahim Tatlises, who is a kurd, is also a
Japan’s nuclear alert is unlikely to be another Chernobyl, according to the head of the UN’s atomic energy agency.
Yukiya Amano says there are
French carmaker Renault has formally apologised to three executives accused of industrial espionage after the Paris prosecutor said no evidence had
French far-right politician Marine Le Pen on a visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa has told would-be immigrants to Europe that the EU “can not
Rebel positions in the Libyan town of Ajdabiyah have come under aerial bombardment from forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi.
Craters bear witness to
The Libyan capital Tripoli appears to show little immediate sign that it is about to fall from the grip of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi.
For those living in and around Fukushima the potential for a major nuclear meltdown came closer to reality after a second explosion in three days
As Japan scrambles to avert a nuclear meltdown at a stricken plant, evacuation efforts are being stepped up.
Tens of thousands of people have
Two-year-old Max Salmon has Type 1 diabetes. He needs regular blood tests and his diet needs to be monitored. The disease destroys insulin-producing
Saudi Arabian military vehicles and soldiers have crossed over into Bahrain where there are continuing protests against the ruling royal
Fresh pictures have emerged illustrating the moment the tsunami swept into Sendai City destroying all in its wake.
The sheer force of the
The nuclear crisis and the threat of an uncontrolled radiation leak following Japan’s devastating quake and tsunami remains significant. Notably at
Japan is trying to calculate the financial cost of its worst catastrophe since World War Two.
Amid the aftershocks the economy shuddered as
Shares in luxury goods companies fell on Monday, hit by worries about future sales in Japan after the earthquake.
Japan is the world’s third
Crude oil prices fell to their lowest in two weeks on Monday with investor concerned about the economic impact from Japan’s catastrophic earthquake
Qatar’s sovereign wealth investment fund is buying 6.1 percent of Spanish utility Iberdrola for 2.2 billion euros.
The sale of new shares will help
Euro zone finance ministers met on Monday to work out details of a deal agreed at the weekend by the bloc’s leaders to ease the sovereign debt crisis
Japan’s nuclear radioactivity fears have struck Europe. The EU member states’ national safety authorities are to meet this Tuesday to compare notes
The search for those missing continues as Japanese authorities deal with emergencies on a number of fronts. Latest estimates suggest as many as
Google Earth is showing satellite photos of the devastation left by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, is in the Middle East for talks with the region’s Arab
Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have engaged in an attack at the entrance to the town of Zuwarah in western Libya, according to
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is hosting an exhibition on one of the most influential and enigmatic fashion designers of the past 40
‘Win Win’ is Tom McCarthy’s third film, after the acclaimed ‘The Station Agent’ and ‘The Visitor,’ and stars Paul Giamatti as a cash-strapped lawyer
Solar panels are becoming an increasingly cheap and efficient way to produce electricity.
At a research centre near Frankfurt, scientists are
There has been a second explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant in northern Japan that was damaged in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. Eleven people
As many as 37 people have been killed following a suicide attack on an army recruitment centre in Kunduz in the north of Afghanistan.
Thousands of journalists gathered in Istanbul’s main Taksim Square to denounce the latest detention of reporters in a Turkish anti-government
German, Swiss, Hungarian and Taiwanese squads arrived at Tokyo airport with sniffer dogs and the latest technology to help in the daunting search and