"Kurds believe they are worse off as part of Iraq."
research fellow at LSE's Middle East Centre
"Teníamos ganas de oír a la gente respirar aire nuevo y reír todos juntos"
"The huge amount of spatial debris that is generated is a real problem for active satellites."
Italian Space Agency
""It was the start of the conquest of space by the Soviets, which nobody was expecting""
Former ESA Director of Science
"We need new initiatives at the European level to deepen the functioning of the monetary union."
Vice- President, ECB
"I agree with the Trump policy about putting additional requests to China, because China can do more."
Former US Secretary of State
"France and Germany shouldn't be bullying the other 26."
MEP, Christian Democrats
"The tradition comes from the shepherds, who cooked their meat with dasarashi, between two slates."
Chef, Gabala Khanlar
Authorities in Chile have closed the Torres del Paine national park, one of its most popular tourist destinations, as a massive forest fire continues
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Residents of a central Bosnian town have been told to not to go outside because of a dangerously high level of air pollution.
The sulphur dioxide
The Swiss Football Association’s dispute with FIFA over FC Sion fielding ineligible players came to end on Friday when the club has 36 points
Eyewitnesses say at least four people have died following an explosion near a mosque in the city of Maiduguri, in north-eastern Nigeria.
Turkey’s deadly air strikes sparked disturbances in the country’s restive mainly Kurdish southeast.
As youths and police clashed, Kurdish
Serbia’s president Boris Tadic has spoken against a referendum planned by north Kosovan Serbs to decide whether to recognise the Kosovo
The crisis can not be ignored in Portugal, where austerity is hitting the buying power of households and business opportunities every day. It is a
Thousands have gathered on a hillside near the south-east village of Uldudere on the Turkish border with Iraq, to mourn the 35 smugglers killed by
Spain has revealed that its budget shortfall for 2011 will be bigger than expected as the new government announced tax increases on income and
Determined to show the Arab League observers what they feel is the true situation in Syria, protesters were out on the streets of many cities where
There has been outrage from human rights groups and internationally after raids on NGOs in Cairo by Egyptian security forces.
At least 14 people died in Venezuela when a petrol tanker overturned and exploded on a main road, setting fire to eight cars and a bus.
Hungary has defied objections from the International Monetary Fund and the European Union and the parliament has adopted a new law regulating the
The eurozone’s loss is Denmark’s gain. So desperate are investors to find safe havens away from the eurozone debt crisis that they are paying the
Chinese factory activity shrank again in December according to a survey of company purchasing managers (PMI) carried out by HSBC.
New export orders
Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko is now in a detention centre in the east of the country, after being moved from a jail in the
She was Jamaica’s first ever woman prime minister in 2006. Now Portia Simpson Miller is set to hold the post again, after her opposition party won a
Japan’s main stock index, the Nikkei, has closed at its lowest end-of-year level since 1982.
Shares have lost around a fifth of their value over
A massive fire aboard a Russian nuclear submarine at a naval shipyard has been put out according to the country’s emergencies minister.
New Year’s Eve has come early to Samoa in the South Pacific which has skipped December 30 in a bid to boost its economy.
The tiny nation has moved
The Turkish government has promised no cover-up in an investigation into the deaths of 35 civilians, killed by warplanes after being mistaken for
A church made entirely of ice and snow has opened in the ski-resort of Mitterfirmiansreut in Southern Germany. The 26 metre-long structure on a hill
Thousands gathered in Pyongyang’s main square for a memorial in honour of the country’s late leader Kim Jong-il.
Turkish warplanes killed at least 35 people in an air strike in south-eastern Turkey near the Iraqi border, apparently mistaking smugglers for
North Korea has told the world there will be no change in its stance towards South Korea and its allies after the death of Kim Jong-il.
His son Kim
Two eminent French art experts have resigned over the way a Leonardo da Vinci painting has been restored.
The pair claim the Louvre museum in
A fire has broken out at a shipyard where a Russian nuclear submarine is being repaired.
The blaze at Roslyakovo dock in the northern Murmansk
An Italian homeless man has taken a valuable secret to the grave.
Giovanni Valentin died on Christmas Eve from burns received when he lit a fire to
Jamaica’s new prime minister is likely to be someone who has run the country before.
Preliminary results show the opposition People’s National
Police in Turkey fired tear gas and water cannon at pro-Kurdish demonstrators after they took to the streets following an apparent military