"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
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
"What these people did for each other says far more about who we are as Americans than the cowardly acts of a killer ever could"
Sarah Huckerbee Sanders
White House press secretary
Global climate change talks in Durban have been suspended on the last day after a number of delegations including the European Union complained the
The Amazon Green Tree Raid is the only adventure raid in the world reserved exclusively for women and the tenth edition of the gruelling race took
European leaders have made new big efforts during the last few days to tackle the debt crisis.
There was the EU summit in Brussels and, of course
In Moscow, security is being stepped up ahead of a protest rally on Saturday.
Demonstrators have been granted permission to take to the streets
Estonia’s Citizenship and Migration Department is investigating accusations that some politicians have been selling residence permits to wealthy
An Italian anarchist group calling itself the Informal Ararchist Federation has claimed responsibility for a letter bomb which exploded at a state
It is reported that former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega will soon be extradited to his homeland.
He has previously spent 20 years in a
While not a total divorce the decision by Britain to go its own separate way clearly marks a fundamental split in the EU. If David Cameron was hoping
The summit billed as the last chance to save the eurozone has ended with all-but-one EU leaders agreeing on the need for closer economic integration
Republic of the Congo
Joseph Kabila has won re-election in the Democratic Republic of Congo in provisional results slammed by the opposition as ‘totally
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel brushed aside the rift in the bloc from Britain’s veto and focused instead on the long term stability of the
The fall of the Soviet Union resulted in huge changes – in all aspects of life. Education changed, and the education systems in the former Soviet
An unidentified man has set the internet ablaze after posting a video which appears to uncover vote rigging in Moscow.
The video shows the film
David Cameron has pledged Britain will remain a “full and very influential” member of the European Union, despite his veto on the treaty change. The
Portugal’s economy is in an even worse state than was previously thought.
The latest revised statistics show GDP shrank by 0.6 percent between
The role of the European Central Bank is key to curbing the threat from the debt crisis.
To keep some eurozone countries’ borrowing costs from
Following Lyon’s dramatic 7-1 win over Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb which saw the French club qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League –
The Fete des Lumieres in Lyon, France, has turned the city into a magical wonderland. Nearly three million visitors are expected to visit the 70
Security is being stepped up ahead of an opposition rally in Moscow on Saturday expected to draw 30,000 people.
After days of protests since the
The Marrakech Film Festival is an important event for the Moroccan cinema industry, which nowadays produces around 25 films a year. The government
Croatia is set to become the 28th member of the European union in July 2013.
The ex-Yugoslav state was rewarded with the membership following deep
How will history view the family photograph of Europe’s leaders gathering for the so-called make-or-break summit? Is this when the bloc changed gear
By Aissa Boukanoun
As Egyptians took part in their first free parliamentary elections, the symbolic birthplace of the revolution, Tahrir Square
After a bit of uncertainty earlier in Friday’s session, the financial markets decided they did like the fact that a majority of European leaders have
At least five French peacekeepers have been wounded in a bomb attack in southern Lebanon.
The troops were travelling in a vehicle on the outskirts
Toyota has more than halved its annual profit forecast. It has been cut to the equivalent of less than two billion euros because of the strong yen
Moody’s has downgraded the debt of BNP Paribas, Societe Generale, and Credit Agricole. The ratings agency said that reflects the increasing
Over 70 people have perished in a fire which swept through a private hospital in Calcutta.
Patients were caught as smoke and flames poured through
This is the mock-up of a noozle, a particularly sensitive component of a nuclear plant. This is an ultrasound robot, specially designed to monitor
Alessandro, an Italian living in Brussels asks Andrew Duff, MEP from the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe:
“Do you think