"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
Supporters of Jordan’s opposition Islamic Movement demonstrated in front of the prime minister’s offices in the capital Amman on Saturday.
In 2004 Christmas was a time of horror for all those affected by the Asian tsunami, but this year there is joy for one family at least.
Two weeks after the last mass protest in Moscow, protesters are still seething over Russia’s two-man leadership.
Giving her name as Daria, one
Interpol says it has never launched an ‘international manhunt’ for the boss of a French firm whose breast implants are at the centre of a global
Several dozen activists braved the cold to gather in Paju, South Korea, a town bordering North Korea on Saturday (December 24) to release balloons
Mourners in the North Korean capital Pyongyang continued to brave sub-zero temperatures to pay their respects to late leader Kim Jong-il on Saturday
Democratic Republic Of Congo
The leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s opposition Etienne Tshisekedi has had to settle for a makeshift swearing-in ceremony in his
They came in their tens of thousands to say the Putin era is over.
A new rally against alleged electoral fraud in Russia has swamped the centre of
The people of Damascus have been burying their dead following yesterday’s twin car bombings that killed 44 people.
The Muslim Brotherhood, blamed
The world’s best athletes of the Alpine World Cup circuit took part in an extraordinary Giant Slalom race; the Alpine Rock Fest at the Paganella ski
Seasonal celebrations are in full swing in the traditional birthplace of Jesus as Bethlehem’s Mayor hails a Christmas of hope for the Palestinian
Frenzied scenes struck sports stores across the United States on Friday as the new Nike Air Jordan basketball trainers went on sale.
Former Brazilian football players Romario and Ronaldo, have announced that the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) will donate 32,000 tickets to
Protesters are gathering for a rally in the Russian capital, with tens of thousands set to denounce parliamentary elections they say were
An international police hunt has been launched for the boss of a French company whose breast implants are at the centre of a global health
Kim Jong-un has been hailed ‘Supreme Commander’ of North Korea’s military.
The new title, announced by national media, is another sign that he is
Cuban President Raul Castro granted an amnesty to nearly 3,000 prisoners on Saturday but an American convicted of spying is not on the list.
The Hungarian parliament on Friday passed controversial fiscal reforms despite pleas from the EU and IMF for the country’s centre-right government to
There has been a Christmas boost for US President Barack Obama’s bid for re-election in 2012 after he signed a law extending a payroll tax cut by two
Britain’s Prince Philip has been successfully treated for a blocked artery after being admitted to hospital on Friday with chest pains.
As many as 300,000 women all over the world may have breast implants made with industrial silicone, but government advice about this health issue is
Thousands of people will take to the streets of Moscow on Saturday to protest against disputed election results.
A similar demonstration was held