"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
Greece’s new government has won a confidence vote in parliament, though it knows the hard job is yet to come.
Latest figures show the budget
The French film ‘Snows of Kilimanjaro’ has won this year’s Lux prize. Voted for by MEPs, movie maker Robert Guediguan was in Strasbourg to pick up
Now that Italy’s new prime minister has unveiled a government lacking ‘political personalities’, it is hoped they possess the technical skills to
Former EU commissioner Mario Monti was sworn in as Italy’s new prime minister on Wednesday.
Monti and his cabinet of technocrats took part in the
It is being described as a rare show of consensus among Arab states. Arab League foreign ministers have met in Morocco to formalise the
Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi once tapped talent from the catwalk and showbusiness to fill his ministerial posts.
But his successor
Turkey have parted ways with head coach Guus Hiddink after the country’s failure to qualify for the Euro 2012 finals.
Hamit Altintop’s team-mates
New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra makes an album with Italian movie maestro Ennio Morricone while Westlife release their swansong Lighthouse.
Modern fairytale The Flying Machine is a 3D adventure film combining live action and stop motion animation.
Clashing views on a European model to repair the debt crisis appear to have reached new heights. German feelings on federalism this week chafed with
How painful on the purse will a shopping trip be for Italians now that a government of technocrats is poised to tackle the world’s fourth-biggest
The European Central Bank has stepped in to stem an accelerating sell-off of euro zone government bonds claim traders with one quoted as saying, “
An audit on Portugal’s progress under the terms of its rescue package has cleared the way for a further payment.
Finance minister Vitor Gaspar
Unemployment in Britain hit its highest in 15 years. The number of young people out of work topped the politically sensitive one million mark for the
Inflation in the eurozone for the month of October remained unchanged from September at three per cent according to Eurostat, the EU statistics
The euro zone will not survive unless it becomes more integrated, Jose Manuel Barroso has warned.
Addressing MEPs at the European Parliament in
Three astronauts in Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft have successfully docked with the International Space Station.
The crew of two Russians and one
Mario Monti, the former EU competition commissioner, on Wednesday unveiled his team tasked with reviving the Italian economy.
The Greek government looks set to win a confidence vote on Wednesday – the first test for the new crisis coalition. But the immediate outlook for
It’s mid-point in November, a time when thousands of charity moustaches are really beginning to take shape.
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LGBT and human rights activist gathered in front of the Saint Petersburg parliament to protest against the first reading of the bill designed to
Italy Prime Minister-designate Mario Monti on Wednesday unveiled his new cabinet to deal with his country’s debt crisis.
The former EU commissioner
Eczema and other skin conditions can make it difficult for children or even adults to sleep properly at night. In Portugal researchers are working on
German police questioning a man over suspected links to an underground neo-Nazi group believe the network may have been larger than previously
November 17, 2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger, former champion bodybuilder and star of action films such as ‘Terminator’, is sworn in as Governor of
Nearly 70 Filipino activists protested near the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday (November 15), as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was set to arrive in
Joe Frazier, one of boxing’s best known figures and a former world and Olympic heavyweight champion, has died at the age of 67. The American was
A security pact with the US but with full Afghan sovereignty: that was Hamid Karzai’s call at a large meeting of tribal elders in the capital
Bangkok’s renowned visitor attraction, Ayutthaya Elephant Palace, reopened on Tuesday after it was closed due to serious floods in early September.