"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
Argentina’s Juan Jose Haedo of the Saxo Bank team won stage 16 of the Tour of Spain on Tuesday for his first grand tour stage win.
After a day’s
A controversial pipeline to pump Russian gas to Europe has been officially inaugurated.
The 8.8-billion-euro Nord Stream project was agreed in 2005
In Manhattan, at just past a quarter to nine on 11 September, 2001, an American Airlines passenger jet hits the North Tower of the World Trade
France’s finance minister has insisted that his country is not at risk of sliding back into recession as he presented an austerity budget seen as
Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has called for a Europe-wide reduction in government spending as he presented next year’s draft budget
Tribal elders from one of Muammar Gaddafi’s last remaining strongholds in Libya say they are trying to persuade government loyalists to lay down
Italy’s government is determined to press ahead with its austerity plans. But tens of thousands of striking workers, students and pensioners who took
Burkina Faso has been pinpointed as the most likely country where Muammar Gaddafi will seek refuge.
Nothing certain is known about Gaddafi’s
Tuesday was another rollercoaster day for Europe’s financial markets as shares fell to their lowest close in more than two years.
Trading was very
The Mitiga military base on the outskirts of Tripoli was taken by the anti-Muammar Gaddafi forces on 20 August, a key step in encircling the city, to
For the 37th time some of America’s film legends have come to the coast of Normandy for the American Film Festival in Deauville.
Stars gather on
It is a playground for lovers of electronics and home appliances. With over 1,500 exhibitors, the IFA in Berlin is one of the world’s largest trade
The Cuban government is being urged to promote a new generation of leaders after the death on Saturday of 75-year-old defence minister Julio Casas
Australian police have rescued a 12-year-old girl after she was held captive for 11 hours by a man believed to be her father and claiming to have a
Ukraine’s opposition has used the opening of parliament as an opportunity to protest over the ongoing incarceration of former prime minister Yulia
For 23 years the world’s most distinguished photojournalists have descended on the French town of Perpignan for the International Festival of
Many airline companies have cancelled their flights to Italy because of the general strike against the government’s austerity measures, leaving
Momcilo Perisic, the ex-army chief of the former Yugoslavia, has been sentenced to 27 years behind bars for war crimes.
The UN tribunal in the
As tens of thousands marched against austerity measures in Italy, the government said it was calling a confidence vote to push the package through
Sell, sell, sell was the cry on the floor of the New York stock exchange as trading started with a massive fall in the indexes.
Following a public
Divided French and Dutch speaking parties gathered in Brussels on Tuesday in a fresh bid to forge a new Belgian government. It is now more than 450
Switzerland’s central bank has turned the tables on investors who have buying the Swiss franc as a safe haven and driving up its value against other
The rollercoaster ride continued on the financial markets on Tuesday.
Trading was very choppy after Monday’s sharp losses; at times share values
The euro zone economy grew marginally in the second quarter, but household consumption fell for the first time in nearly two years, according to the
Italian opera tenor, Salvatore Licitra, has died from chest and head injuries sustained in a road accident last month. The singer widely seen as an
Turkish tensions with Israel are rising. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara is imposing more sanctions on Israel over its deadly raid on
September 7, 1822. Portugal’s Prince Pedro de Alcântara defies the Portuguese court and declares Brazil’s independence. The colonisation of Brazil
Fresh from the battle to take Tripoli, fighters from Libya’s opposition have set up camp on the outskirts of Bani Walid. The town is a stronghold of
A new favourite has emerged for the top prize at the Venice film festival. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is an adaptation of John Le Carre’s famous
The former Chief of Staff of the Yugoslav Army has been found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to 27 years in prison.
Momcilo Perisic had denied