"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
The Japanese authorities have raised the severity of the Fukushima incident from 5 to 7.
It is a level that has only been recorded once before –
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been admitted to hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
The 82-year-old is said to have
The representatives of five religions have been taking part in debate at the Council of Europe, surrounding a freshly adopted report in the human
The giant tsunami that hit the Fukushima power plant on March 11 damaged four of the six reactors at the site.
A series of fires and hydrogen gas
The operators of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan have warned that radiation levels could exceed those from the world’s worst
Portugal has started bailout talks with officials from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Sky-high oil prices are beginning to have an effect on demand according to the International Energy Agency.
But the energy policy adviser to the
Pictures of Czech President Vaclav Klaus apparently pocketing a ceremonial pen on a visit to Chile are causing a sensation on the internet.
Prosecutors believe it was terrorism. But as Belarus pays tribute to the dozen people killed in Monday’s metro station blast in the capital, mystery
Shares in French car maker Renault fell after the company’s Chief Operating Officer Patrick Pelata resigned.
He quit to take the blame for an
Fiat has increased its stake in Chrysler from 25 percent to 30 percent.
The move by the Italian firm comes after the US carmaker surpassed an
Allied Irish Banks is to cut the jobs of over 2,000 people after making a massive annual loss of 10.4 billion euros.
AIB said customers withdrew 22
Ivorians continue to stream out of Abidjan a day after former president Laurent Gbagbo was taken into custody.
The city’s residents have been
A team of four explorers from the Catlin Arctic Survey is crossing the Prince Gustav Adolf Sea in the Arctic, capturing survey data about the sea ice
Margaret Tyler may well be the biggest fan of Britain’s Royal family in the world. The 67-year-old has spent decades collecting Royal memorabilia
‘Scream 4’ and ‘Your Highness’ are the latest comedies to hit the big screen in the UK.
France and Britain have criticised NATO’S bombing campaign in Libya, saying the organisation must do more to protect civilians from Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan government forces have launched artillery attacks on the western entrance to the rebel-held town of Ajdabiyah.
This follows clashes
In Rikuzentaka, a fishing town about 130 kilometres northeast of Sendai, 36 families from the more than 150,000 tsunami and earthquake refugees
Syria’s main human rights organisation says the number of people killed amid recent protests has reached 200.
The Damascus Declaration opposition
April 13, 1997. Tiger Woods tears the record books to shreds with his first major golf title at the Masters in Augusta. Aged 21, he broke 20
Japan has raised the severity level of its nuclear crisis, putting it on a par with that of the Chernobyl disaster.
Police in China have arrested a couple suspected of deliberately poisoning milk that led to the deaths of three children.
Thirty-six other infants
Laurent Gbagbo’s residence now lies in ruins.
The destruction bears witness to the military onslaught needed to remove Ivory Coast’s
Twelve people were killed and over 200 injured in an explosion at Oktyabrskaya metro station in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Belarussian President
Several terrorism suspects have been detained in Belarus after a rush-hour bomb attack at a metro station in the capital that left a dozen people
Britain and France say NATO is not doing enough to protect civilians from attacks by Colonel Gaddafi’s forces in Libya.
The UK’s Foreign Secretary
Desperate Tunisian migrants have staged a mutiny at a detention centre.
Faced with imminent deportation from the Italian island of Lampedusa, they