"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
Hundreds of people gather to protest in eastern Afghanistan, angered by the deaths of up to 12 civilians in a NATO air strike.
Up to two thousand
He has not been seen in public since an assassination attempt on him in June. And the signs of the bomb attack were clear as Yemen’s President spoke
Belgium’s 13 month search for a government goes on after the country’s Flemish separatist party rejected a plan to restart coalition talks.
Thursday was a day to remember for Norway’s Edvald Boassen Hagen and Team Sky, both picking up their first-ever stage wins on the Tour de
The New York Stock Exchange has moved a big step closer to being taken over by Germany’s Deutsche Börse.
Almost two thirds of NYSE Euronext
It is a bombshell in Britain’s media landscape – the tabloid newspaper “News of the World” is being shut down as a result of a growing phone-hacking
Party leaders in the European Parliament have unanimously backed a new code of conduct for MEPs after a spate of alleged corruption scandals
Press freedom campaigners have staged a protest outside the Georgian Interior Ministry against the arrest of four press photographers.
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation will close its tabloid “News of the World” after this Sunday’s edition, as a result of an escalating phone-hacking
European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has joined the chorus of criticism of the role of ratings agencies in the global financial
Safe in the arms of the police, 30 children emerged from a nursery school in Malaysia after being held hostage by a man armed with a hammer and a
Police in the UK have arrested a man alleged to have taken part in a terrorist plot to assassinate the King of Spain.
Eneko Gogeaskoetxea is wanted
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured unprecedented images of a giant thunderstorm raging on the planet Saturn. Said to be eight times bigger than
Rupert Murdoch may be too big and too powerful to take down, but it may not be the case for some of the newspapers he owns. His News Corporation
Kevin James stars as an amiable zookeeper who is unlucky with the ladies; cue advice on nature’s mating rituals from the zoo’s talking animals.
It was a feather-filled fashion show for Jean-Paul Gaultier. Even when the plumage wasn’t actually on display, the feathers were there on the inside
Rehearsals are underway ahead of the birth of the world’s newest nation.
Southern Sudan is expected to declare independence from its northern
At least one person is reported to have been killed and 14 others injured in the partial collapse of the roof of a football stadium in the
From Thailand to Cuba, Brazil to Morocco, sex-tourism is lucrative. Websites hawk erotic escapes while authorities in impoverished lands are tempted
In this edition of U talk our guest answering your questions is from the European Cyclists’ Federation.
“Hi, my name is Dora Pinto and here’s my
This is an important time for the occasionally difficult relationship between big industrial groups and EU consumers.
The stage for the
A lorry driver falls asleep at the wheel, a stark reminder of just how dangerous it is to drive when you are tired. Fatigue is one of the main causes
Shares in the small French biotech firm Innate shot up 70 percent on Thursday after it reached a deal with Bristol-Myers Squibb over a new
As expected, the European Central Bank raised the cost of borrowing on Thursday.
Its benchmark interest rate was increased by 0.25 percent to 1.5
ThyssenKrupp’s shares fell on Thursday after it said it will raise as much as 1.7 billion euros by selling shares.
The move is seen as a quick
Since the beginning of the conflict in Libya, more than 60,000 Libyans have fled to Tunisia. Normally, the island of Djerba, some 300 kms from the
July 8, 1947: The recovery of a “flying disk”, from a ranch at Roswell, New Mexico is announced by the US military. After being taken to Roswell
A man has died and 14 people have been injured after part of a roof collapsed at a football stadium in the Netherlands. The accident occurred during