"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 soul of any country is its culture and heritage, and for Macedonians they are of vital importance.
In the last of our special three-part
The sight of cranes across the Macedonian sky is a sign of this country’s ongoing transformation after gaining independence 20 years ago.
This year Macedonians celebrate the 20th anniversary of their country’s independence from the former Yugoslavia.
In the first of a three-part
Several hundred Polish miners have attacked the company headquarters of KGHM mining in Lubin. Europe’s number two copper miner is in talks with
Egypt’s former interior minister Habib al-Adli has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for money laundering and illegal profiteering. The former
Two more opponents of Belarus’s President Lukashenko have been put on trial. Both ran against him in the December the 19th election, and both were
President Barack Obama has made his first visit to Ground Zero in New York. He laid a wreath in memory of those who were killed in the attacks in
The world’s most wanted Nazi war crimes suspect has gone on trial in Hungary. 97-year-old Hungarian Sandor Kepiro struggled into the Budapest court
Portugal’s banks will get 12 billion euros to recapitalise, but ordinary people can expect no such thing. The strap put on the public finances means
Becoming part of the government in the UK has traditionally been seen as a largely unachievable feat for smaller political parties.
But Nick Clegg
Voting is underway in an historic referendum on UK electoral reform.
Historic electoral reform referendum in the UK
The European Central Bank, as expected, has kept euro zone interest rates on hold with markets now waiting for a indication that they will face a
Nivea maker Beiersdorf says plans to give the brand a shot in the arm are well on course after positive first quarter sales.
The company has been
Car giant General Motors’ quarterly profit has more than tripled beating expectations and spurred on by a recovery in the US market and improved
First-quarter profits at Société Générale dropped short of expectations as the bank suffered as a result of the unrest in the Arab world.
Tunisia’s defence minister has ordered troop reinforcements to the Libyan border as fighting between Gaddafi loyalists and rebels at the Dehiba
Two al-Qaeda leaders have been killed in an apparent air strike in southern Yemen.
The Yemeni Defence Ministry confirmed the deaths of two
Diane Kruger and Ludivine Sagnier star in “Lily Sometimes”, the story of two radically different sisters brought together by their mother’s death
Thousands of people in China live from recycling e-waste – a highly toxic and dangerous activity. Most of the electronic waste comes from the West
The singing career of British university student Mary-Jess Leaverland started off in China, where she became the surprise winner of a tv talent
Following the killing of Osama bin Laden by American special forces, Pakistan has warned its powerful ally the US against trying out any future raid
Hundreds of Gazans participated in Gaza’s first marathon organised by the UN’s refugee agency. The race runs the entire 42-kilometre length of the
A charity event in Tokyo has pitted children in a tug-of-war against an airplane. The event was designed to raise money for child victims of the
The referendum aimed at reforming the electoral system in the U.K. didn’t seem very popular by midday.
An officer in a central polling station near
The terms of Portugal’s 78 billion euro bailout look set to plunge the country into recession for the next two years.
Hollywood paid tribute to Italian sex siren Sophia Loren on Wednesday.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held the gala event to mark
Flanked by representatives from co-hosts Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, Italy’s Foreign Minister Franco Frattini says the contact Group on Libya
Pascal Delwit, a professor in Political Science from the Free University of Brussels responds:
“There is a clear link between the increase in
US acknowledgement that Osama bin Laden was unarmed when shot dead by its forces still leaves the exact circumstances of his death unclear.