"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,”"
In this edition of Business Weekly, we examine how the fears of global recession and the US debt crisis have created turmoil in the world’s
Andrzej Lepper, a Polish former deputy prime minister, was found dead at his Warsaw office on Friday.
Police believe the 57-year-old committed
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is facing political isolation amid a brutal struggle for power in Iran. The country is also being crippled by
Spiderman is back and he is half-black. And half-Latino. Having killed off Peter Parker in June, Marvel Comics have unveiled the new web slinger
Fears of a recession in the US receded slightly on Friday with the release of positive jobs figures.
In July the total number of Americans in
The European Union’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner, Olli Rehn, has sought to reassure investors over sovereign debt concerns.
Supporters of Ukraine’s former prime minister Yuila Tymoshenko tussled with police on Friday as the 50-year-old was arrested for contempt of
The draw for the Champions league final round of qualifying on Friday in Nyon Switzerland and the heavyweights will be breathing a sigh of
At least ten Somalis – refugees among them – have reportedly been killed in a food riot in a camp near Mogadishu. Shots were fired when troops and
Sparking memories of the 2008 crisis, Friday was another very turbulent day on the world’s financial markets starting with a massive sell off of
UN rights investigators have warned Syria to stop using excessive force against peaceful protestors.
In a joint statement, independent experts have
Friday has been another very turbulent day on the world’s financial markets, starting with a massive sell off of shares around Europe and then a
In Norway one person is dead and another five injured after a polar bear attacked a group of tourists from Britain.
It happened on Friday on the
The Libyan government has denied a rebel claim that another one of Colonel Gaddafi’s sons has been killed in a NATO raid.
The source had said that
Spain’s ‘Indignant’ protesters took to the streets again on Friday, one day after clashes with police in which 20 people were injured.
Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been remanded in custody.
The move follows a state prosecutor’s motion accusing her of
Italy’s Foreign Minister Franco Frattini is calling on NATO to investigate claims that an alliance warship failed to help refugees fleeing Libya when
Hundreds of up and coming young footballers from Africa and Asia are being duped by unscrupulous sports agents who promise them a playing career in
Following his five gold medal win at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai last week, Ryan Lochte is the swimmer to watch in the build up to the
An anonymous far-right blogger cited by the self-confessed killer of 77 people in Norway two weeks ago revealed his identity on Friday.
Patience will pay off – that is the message to investors from Europe’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner.
Olli Rehn said Italy and Spain
This year Kiev celebrates 20 years of post-Soviet history. The country’s capital is an indicator of how Ukraine, which has always been torn between
Scientists say a new lava flow has broken out at Kilauea, a volcano in Hawaii that has been continuously erupting for nearly three decades.
The Devil’s Double is a new film about Iraq. But instead of dealing with the American invasion like so many other recent films, it deals with Baghdad
The Gabala music festival in Azerbaijan featured both classical and folk music. The Russian State Symphony Orchestra was resident during the
Thailand’s parliament has elected Yingluck Shinawatra as the country’s first female prime minister.
The 44-year-old businesswoman, who was
This week in U talk, our first question is from Ceren, a student from Istanbul. She says:
“I’d like to know what you think about Turkey joining the
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has entered orbit around the asteroid Vesta: and the first set of images from the mission have been published.
European stock exchanges have trimmed their earlier losses after falling sharply in early trading on Friday. Some indexes even turned positive late
Leading rights activist Ales Beliatski has been arrested by police in Belarus and his home and the office of his human rights group searched.