"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"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
"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,”"
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Residents in Barcelona have been voting on whether the Catalonia region should break away from the rest of Spain.
It is a non-binding referendum
French police have captured two suspected members of the Basque terrorist group ETA after a shootout at a road checkpoint in central France.
Portuguese socialists have put aside their differences and overwhelmingly backed their leader Jose Socrates.
The vote of confidence came at the
Poland’s president and prime minister laid a wreath at a Warsaw cathedral on Sunday at the exact moment a plane crashed one year ago, killing
NATO continues airstrikes on Gaddafi military targets as it pursues the UN resolution to protect civilians.
Ivory Coast’s incubent president Laurent Gbagbo is clinging onto power and his forces are clinging onto vital central areas of Ivory Coast’s main
Egypt’s deposed former president, Hosni Mubarak, says he will co-operate with an investigation into his wealth.
He made the statement on Al Arabiya
Lawyers for the internationally recognised rightful president of Ivory Coast have formally asked the UN and France to eliminate the heavy weapons of
Israel and the Gaza Strip have moved closer to declaring a ceasefire according to a Palestinian official, who told the news agency Reuters that both
Fierce fighting has been continuing in the eastern Libyan town of Ajdabiya. Gaddafi’s artillery bombarded rebel positions in their most concerted
First anniversary commemorations of the Polish presidential plane crash have highlighted how the disaster has proved a divisive factor in Poland’s
One month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, has visited the region to offer his support and
Protesters in Yemen express anger at President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s rejection of an offer by countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to hold
Commemorations to mark the 1st Anniversary of the Smolensk plane disaster where polish President Lech Kaczinski and 95 other officials were killed
Hamas now says it is willing to end the recent escalation of fighting with Israel, after the Israeli Defence Minister said his country is open to a
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has called for Europe to do more to tackle the “human tsunami” of refugees and illegal immigrants heading to
The American film director Sidney Lumet has died of lymphoma.
He was 86. Lumet was awarded an honorary lifetime achievement Oscar in 2005 for a
Several thousand Spaniards have taken part in a rally in Madrid calling for an end to the armed Basque separatist group, ETA.
They were also
Medical officials say at least one person was killed and many more wounded in clashes between Yemeni protesters and security forces in the city of
Iceland could be facing a political and financial crisis after voters appeared to have rejected a referendum on a plan to repay debts to Britain and
In Ivory Coast the hotel housing presidential claimant Alessane Ouattara has come under heavy arms fire from forces loyal to rival Laurent
Poland marks the first annivesary of the plane crash which killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others today.
The Polish First Lady has already
NATO says it has destroyed 15 government tanks around Misrata, the last rebel bastion in western Libya.
But 30 rebels are also reported killed as
Nigeria is counting votes in parliamentary elections that have been twice delayed and cost the lives of around 100 people in pre-ballot
There has been an international outcry after bloodshed at an exiled Iranian opposition community based in Iraq.
The People’s Mujahideen of Iran
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