"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
With Russian opposition forces planning a protest on Saturday several human rights groups have urged the Russian government to show restraint over
Two people have been shot dead at Virginia Tech University, the site of one of the worst massacres in US history.
A campus police officer was
European leaders have begun arriving in Brussels for a crucial summit aimed at resolving the eurozone debt crisis.
The main item on the agenda will
Party killjoy? Or justified safety cop? The European Union draws ridicule and criticism for a recent toy-warning that kids under eight should not
It is a precious prize for the Islamic Republic. State television has been showing pictures of a US drone Iran says it forced down near the Afghan
Germany’s Deutsche Bank is on high alert after a letter bomb was sent to its chief. The envelope was intercepted before it reached Josef Ackerman and
What is billed as France’s biggest and best festival of lights begins in earnest tonight. “La fete des lumieres” takes place each year in the
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the US and all economies have a very strong interest in efforts being made to strengthen the euro.
When the red flag bearing the hammer and sickle was thrown to the ground in a crowd, it was an action rich in symbolism, the flag of a nation which
UEFA has reduced Wayne Rooney’s ban at next year’s European championships from three to two games following an appeal hearing in Nyon Switzerland
Suspicions of match mixing during Wednesday night’s Champions League have been raised by Spanish media following Lyon’s 7-1 thrashing of Dinamo
Time is running out and tempers are boiling over. Supporters of South African President Jacob Zuma have clashed with environmental activists
The new Sherlock Holmes movie is an action-packed thriller – which is no surprise as it is directed by Guy Ritchie, best known for excessively
The European Book Prize was founded in 2007 by the Esprit d’Europe association as a way of promoting European values, and contributing to Europeans’
The queues outside African and South American consulates in Lisbon are getting longer by the day as more Portuguese are hoping to try their luck
The European People’s Party is the largest and most influential European-level political party of the centre-right and its leaders have gathered in
The European Central Bank is pinning its hopes of keeping the euro zone economy out of recession with an interest rate cut and by offering more help
NATO and Russia have failed to reach an agreement on missile defence after a meeting in Brussels. The two sides have agreed to keep on talking but
The European Central Bank is pinning its hopes of keeping the euro zone economy out of recession with an interest rate cut and a new package of bank
As the World Petroleum Congress ended in Doha, Qatar oil prices were forecast to remain at around $100 a barrel next year.
Participants in the
More evidence of the collapse of Greek economy in the latest government data from Athens.
In October industrial output and manufacturing
An oil pipeline in Syria has been blown up according to a British-based activist group.
The claim appears to be backed up by video posted on the
A war of words has erupted between Moscow and Washington with the Russian prime minister accused the White House of encouraging protests against his
Smartphones rule. People walk and connect, eat and phone, and often even update their Facebook pages while talking with their friends. They are never
Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has accused the US of encouraging protests against his government after its victory in the recent general
It was twenty years ago this week that the goal of a single European currency was born in the otherwise unremarkable Dutch town of Maastricht.
In order to make sure greater fiscal discipline is set in stone, Germany and France want treaty change. That is what has to happen they argue, even
Security has been tightened around Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt after apparently explosive powder was sent to its chief, Josef Ackerman
December 9, 1979 The World Health Organisation (WHO) certifies the eradication of smallpox, making it the first disease Man had successfully managed