"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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Israel has announced plans to build nearly 300 additional homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. For the Palestinians it has hardened
Italy is now in the eye of the storm of Europe’s debt crisis.
Shares in the country’s banks dived again on Monday after the results of European
Thailand and Cambodia were ordered to pull their troops out of a newly defined demilitarised zone around an ancient border temple on Monday.
Hungarian war crimes suspect Sandor Kepiro was acquitted over World War II Nazi executions in Serbia on Monday.
A Budapest Municipal Court cleared
Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke arrived back in County Antrim on Monday after a triumphant weekend of golf.
The 42 year old, who clinched the
Governments, financial markets and European citizens seem to be absorbed by the euro zone debt crisis. It is all raising some fundamental questions
Austria is set to extradite former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader on Monday to face corruption charges in his home country.
Philips has surprise investors by revealing a 1.3 billion euro quarterly net loss. At the same time the Dutch group said it would cut 500 million
Oil prices took a hammering on Monday from growing fears of a sovereign debt default in either the US or one of the euro zone countries.
In places like India and China they’re buying gold to wear as jewellery, but mostly demand for the precious metal is being driven by fear over the
Shares in smartphone maker HTC closed almost four percent down on Monday after Friday’s ruling against it from a US trade panel on a patent case
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has met President Giorgio Napolitano amid fears that Europe’s debt crisis might spread to Italy.
It comes three
The White Cube gallery in London’s Mayfair is exhibiting the latest work by Britain’s sibling artists the Chapman brothers.
In ‘Snow Flower and the Secret Fan’ director Wayne Wang has tried to keep to the spirit of the story in Lisa See’s best-selling novel of the same
Investor nervousness pushed European stock markets lower for a third day on Monday, causing gold to reach a record high.
Bullion climbed to more
South Africans have been celebrating Nelson Mandela’s birthday. The icon of decades of struggle to overturn the country’s apartheid regime is
A second top British policeman has resigned over the phone hacking scandal.
Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner John Yates, the UK’s top
Greek taxi drivers started a 48-hour strike on Monday in protest at moves to liberalise their trade.
They blocked roads near Athens international
Thousands of Haitian pilgrims took part in an annual voodoo ritual at the Saut D’Eau waterfalls on Sunday.
Hundreds of people attended a parade in Mexico City to celebrate the beginning of summer vacations for school children.
US General David Petraeus handed over command of NATO forces in Afghanistan on Monday.
The 58-year-old is leaving to become the new director of the
Russia has levelled strong criticism at the United States and other countries that have recognised the rebel Libyan National Transitional
A 14-year-old boy has died in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid as police broke up a demonstration, accroding to state media. The chief of police says
Supporters of the hotel chambermaid who claims she was sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn have rallied in New York to urge authorities to
European stocks fell in morning trading on Monday as a health check on banks failed to soothe market worry about the continent’s sovereign debt
July 18, 1955. Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California opens to the public. The park was the idea of Walt Disney who himself took inspiration from
Yemeni protesters formed a transitional council of opposition figures to lead efforts to try to force President Ali Abdullah Saleh from power.
Tens of thousands of Somali refugees are flooding camps in Ethiopia and Kenya in search of food after several seasons without rain decimated
The Taliban on Monday claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, overshadowing the start of the
British Prime Minister David Cameron will end a trip to Africa early and plans an emergency parliamentary session on the phone-hacking
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