"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
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington will be reaching out to Beijing and Moscow over the situation in North Korea.
Syria’s president is lying and only foreign military action can protect civilians. That is the message from Syria’s opposition and activists who have
The world is holding its breath over what will happen next in North Korea, as the 29-year old heir of Kim Jong-il is set to take power.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi caused amusement as he tried — not very successfully — to speak German while addressing the European
Thousands of Czechs have been paying their last respects to Vaclav Havel, the playwright who became the country’s president by leading its peaceful
Like father, like son? Or will North Korea’s new Kim represent a break from the past?
Will he wield real power, or will Kim Jong-un be just a
Experts in the region say the new leader of North Korea is likely to maintain what they call a militaristic path.
And Monday’s testing of a
Spain’s incoming Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has set out a programme of deep cuts to fight the financial crisis.
In his first speech as leader to
Public sector workers in Italy have staged an eight-hour strike against the new austerity bill, now in the final straight of its passage through
In Europe at least 20 percent of our food ends up as waste.
While new zero-food waste policies are on their way, researchers are imagining ways
Regional reactions to Kim Jong-Il’s death vary. Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, and not the prime minister, announced the country’s condolences at
The Dutch owner of Saab has filed for bankruptcy, ending a nine-month battle to rescue the struggling Swedish carmaker.
That comes after Saab’s
For 40 years Médecins Sans Frontières has been battling in war and disaster zones across the world for the lives of victims of conflict, famine and
Some people think that educating boys and girls separately boosts academic success. Others feel that single-sex schools have no place in the modern
The South Korean coastal city of Yeosu is the venue for the next World Expo between May and August of 2012. Under construction is a modern village of
A tax concession for 160 million US workers is in doubt because of strong opposition from Republicans in the lower house of Congress.
Kim Jong-un, youngest known son of Kim Jong-il, inherits his father’s role. North Korean media have been calling him the “Great Successor”. He is
Syria has signed an Arab League peace plan aimed at ending months of bloodshed. The deal agreed in Cairo paves the way for Arab League observers to
Sony has started selling its latest handheld videogame device — the PlayStation Vita.
It is in the shops in Japan, just in time for the
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is to spend 73 million euros to increase its stake in Air Berlin to almost 30 percent and loan it nearly 200 million
The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has warned that the eurozone is a “raft that will sink” unless the
“The whole country is seized with bitter grief and sorrow over the big loss.”
So said North Korean state media, reporting on scenes of unrestrained
Mince pies, carols, Santa Claus and reindeer are staple ingredients for Xmas celebrations in Britain.
But the furry four-legged creatures are
Spain’s incoming Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has made his first speech to Parliament.
The conservative People’s Party leader told the chamber that
Residents in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, react to news of the death of their leader, Kim Jong-il. He died on a train trip on Saturday, state
Tributes have been pouring in from around the world after the death of Vaclav Havel, the Czech Republic’s first president.
Widely regarded as the
Czech people light candles and lay flowers to pay their respects to Vaclav Havel, leader of the ‘Velvet revolution’, who died on Sunday at the age of
Pope Benedict XVI arrived at Rome’s Rebibbia prison on Sunday for a visit during which he called for better conditions for inmates, while meeting
Search and rescue teams seeking survivors after an oil rig capsized in icy seas off Russia are said to have spotted a life raft with people on