"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,”"
Hillary Clinton says al Qaeda is behind the unconfirmed threat to the United States.
The US Secretary of State was speaking at a college of
This ‘Musica’ bonus includes a few more excerpts from our interviews (in English and Italian) with Glyndebourne General Director David Pickard and
state of the union
In this week’s Europe Weekly we take a look at the EU’s new energy strategy, a customs deal in Kosovo and the eurozone debt crisis. We also chat to
Journalist Christiane Amanpour gives her views on some of he effects of 9/11 on the eve of the tenth anniversary. She has covered a great many of the
Igor Anton thrilled the home crowd with a solid victory on stage 19 of the Tour of Spain on Friday.
The day’s ride took the Vuelta back to the
Ramallah’s construction industry is booming, and is seen as a symbol of economic growth in the West Bank.
The IMF and World bank praise the
Just a month after the September 11 attacks, America and its allies invaded Afghanistan to oust the Taliban regime.
The airstrikes took in Kabul
In the southern French city of Marseille, finance chiefs from the world’s top economies — the G7 — are meeting under heavy pressure to do more to
Europe’s financial markets finished sharply lower on Friday on rising fears over the euro zone’s festering debt problems and on concerns US President
Interpol has joined the hunt for Muammar Gaddafi.
The world police organisation has issued what it calls a Red Notice for the arrest of the former
A beautiful country house in the Sussex Downs, 80 kilometres south of London is home to one of the most prestigious opera festivals in the world –
The battle for Libya is not over yet, with the heaviest combat for days between anti-Gaddafi forces and supporters of the fugitive
New Zealand’s Pool A rivals France are in action Saturday when they take on Japan in Auckland.
Although Les Bleus should not face too many
New Zealand kick-started their Rugby World Cup campaign on a winning note courtesy of a 41-10 victory over Tonga in the curtain raiser for the 7th
How safe are Europe’s banks? Not very, if the new head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Largarde is to be believed. She has called for a
European Central Bank Executive Board member Juergen Stark is quitting his post.
According to the bank ,the German policymaker is stepping down
Volkswagen has confirmed it will have to delay its merger with Porsche beyond this year because of legal issues.
They agreed in 2009 to merge by
Inflation in China pulled back in August. It was 6.2 percent compared with the same month last year. In July it reach a three-year high of 6.5
Protesters have returned en masse to Tahrir Square in Cairo.
Demonstrators organised a day of action to demand a more transparent process towards
A commemoration service has been held in Kabul in honour of Ahmed Shah Massoud, 10 years after his assassination. President Hamid Karzai did not
Thousands of ice hockey fans gathered in Minsk on Thursday to mourn players who died in a plane crash in Russia that claimed 43 lives. Alexander
Thousands of Macedonians poured into the capital Skopje on Thursday to mark 20 years of independence. Festivities include a giant parade involving
Fighters prepare large stockpiles of ammunition ahead of expected battle as the deadline for pro-Gaddafi forces’surrender approaches.
Samsung has had a setback over its Galaxy Tab.
A German court has upheld an injunction sought by Apple, barring it from selling the tablet in the
There is no pulling the wool over one New Zealand sheep’s eyes when it comes to psychic activity.
The sheep — called Sonny Wool — follows on from
The U2 documentary ‘From the Sky Down’ – which is about the making of the band’s 1991 album ‘Achtung Baby’ – opened the 36th International Film
Cristian Lupes is part of the upcoming generation of conductors in Romania. Here he interprets one of George Enescu’s pieces with Romania’s Royal
Worries that US policymakers are not doing enough to prevent the world’s biggest economy from falling into recession pulled down Europe’s stock
Javier from Spain asks:
“Why are we – EU member states - witnessing the disappearance of the welfare state? Why are we losing all the benefits
“The economic crisis in Greece is like an earthquake and Peter is scared of earthquakes.” Thus starts the video short by Greek film-maker Gabriel