"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
Sporadic gunbattles are increasingly turning parts of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, into a warzone.
Hundreds have been fleeing the fighting between
Inspectors from the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund are back at the Greek Finance Ministry to continue
One of Barack Obama’s first acts on becoming the US president was to return a bust of Winston Churchill, a gift to the White House from Britain. It
On February 11 this year, it was time to say goodbye for long-time Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.
Having hung onto office in the face of protests
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has joined the race to head the International Monetary Fund.
Despite anger among big emerging economies
Several issues are expected to top the agenda during the two-day annual Group of Eight summit which starts on Thursday.
As always the global
Geologists in Iceland say the volcano eruption that has been disrupting European air traffic is almost over – banishing any remaining fears of
The north-west French town of Deauville became a veritable fortress ahead of the G8 summit on Thursday.
Famous for its film festival and often
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is marking its 50th anniversary.
The west’s economics think-tank is celebrating at its
She has come a long way since representing France in synchronised swimming as a teenager. Now aged 55, Christine Lagarde stands a good chance of
The plane used by Bulgaria’s former communist dictator, Todor Zhivkov, has been sunk in the waters of the Black Sea.
Authorities say the craft –
After 25 years Oprah Winfrey, America’s most famous day-time talk show host, has taped the final episode of her show.
Broadcast in around 150
Thousands of people have gathered in Belgrade to celebrate the birthday of former communist leader, Josip Broz Tito, who died 31 years ago.
After months of wrangling the EU has struck a deal on so-called ‘‘stress tests’‘ for the continent’s nuclear power plants.
The bloc’s 27 separate
Germany’s health minister Ilse Aigner has said she is “really concerned” about a poisoning outbreak that is suspected of having killed three
There will be “no let up” in pressure on Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi. That is just one of the key messages that emerged from Barack Obama’s talks
The US Treasury has made a small profit on the sale of a portion of its shares in insurer American International Group.
It is slowly reducing its
Spain is to part privatise its state lottery. The sell-off would make it the world’s largest listed gambling company worth as much as 25 billion
Chrysler has paid back 5.4 billion euros worth of loans to the US and Canadian governments from its 2009 bailout.
Chief executive Sergio Marchionne
Global economic recovery is on track – with the US and euro area economies growing faster than expected – but still facing many threats.
Demonstrations to oust President Mikhail Saakashvili are continuing in Georgia for a fifth consecutive day. Hundreds of people are on the streets of
May 26, 1940. Surrounded by German troops, Allied soldiers began an evacuation from the beaches and harbour of the northern French port of Dunkirk.
President Mahmoud Abbas plans to seek UN recognition for a Palestinian state in September, despite Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to US Congress
An Israeli company is working on a design for a flying car. They hope it will have the maneuverability of a helicopter but without the large
Egyptians have welcomed the news that ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons are to be tried over the killing of anti-government protesters
After a day of ceremonial engagements, talks over tough challenges are dominating day two of Barack Obama’s historic state visit to Britain.
Christine Lagarde has entered the race to be the next head of the International Monetary Fund and succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
It is one of those British culinary curiosities that keeps expats happy abroad. Or for Brits in Denmark at least, it used to be.
The French beaches of Normandy may be a fitting setting for world leaders to bolster their support for the Arab Spring uprisings. The Deauville