"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
Thinner after going on hunger strike but free, Russia opposition figure Sergei Udaltsov has left prison in Moscow after completing a month-long jail
Iowa’s caucus voting for Republican presidential candidates has narrowed the choice down to three, but, surprisingly, the 120,000 ballots cast put
The German president says he will not be resigning despite a growing media scandal.
In a TV interview, Christian Wulff says he has done nothing
Hungary has said it may tone down some of the more controversial parts of its new constitution, amid growing international financial and political
Tensions are rising in Nigeria over economic and religious issues.
At least one person has been killed in protests over the removal of a
Germany easily sold just over four billion euros of 10-year government bonds in its first auction of the year on Wednesday.
Along with the pick-up
The 27 members of the European Union may be on the brink of announcing an embargo on Iranian oil.
The deal could be reached as early as the end of
Australia is the latest country to launch an inquiry into the health risks faced by women who received breast implants from the French manufacturer
The comedy-drama ‘Descendants’ from writer-director Alexander Payne has been praised since its first screening at the Toronto Film Festival last
Two white men have been jailed in Britain for the racist killing of a black teenager nearly 19 years ago, in a landmark case that exposed
The Mexican home of Spanish film director Luis Bunuel opens to the public with a special exhibition about his iconic movie ‘Viridiana’.
The Paris government is planning to cut the amount that French companies pay in contributions to the state for health-care and pensions and make up
Japanese business leaders have been making their tradition annual new year visit to pray at a shrine in Tokyo which is considered to be lucky for
The downturn in the eurozone’s private sector economy has eased slightly.
The latest surveys of companies’ purchasing managers showed an
Germany easily sold just over four billion euros of 10-year government bonds in its first auction of the year.
Along with the pick-up in demand
There was transport chaos in many parts of Britain with two people killed as fierce storms swept across Scotland and the north of England, heading
Despite the considerable technological advancements, the white cane is still the primary mobility aid for the visually impaired.
January 5, 1968 Alexander Dubcek is elected First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, and immediately goes about implementing liberal
Two men have been jailed in the UK for the killing of black teenager Stephen Lawrence more than 18 years ago.
Lawrence, aged 18, was stabbed to
The Libyan interim government has named a retired general as head of the armed forces.
It is hoped the appointment of Yousef al-Manqoush from
A short walk on a forbidden island disputed by China and Japan has brought a formal diplomatic protest from Beijing.
Japanese local officials made
Dozens of supporters of Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner have been holding a vigil outside the hospital where she is due to
US Democratic President Barack Obama, fresh from a vacation in Hawaii, steps back into the campaign spotlight. Ohio is his priority today, a state
Republic of Ecuador
An appeal court in Ecuador ruled that the US oil company Chevron should pay 18 billion dollars in damages after being accused of polluting the Amazon
Nigerian unions in Lagos on Tuesday embarked on street protests against a sudden surge in fuel prices, which nearly doubled after government
North Koreans took part in a ritual rally in Pyongyang on Tuesday, to show support for their country’s policies and new leader Kim Jong-un.
China’s icy city of Harbin gears up for its annual ice festival. Workers put the final touches on ice castles, slides and snow sculptures.
More than 100,000 homes lost their electricity supply in Britain on Tuesday as storm winds of up to 90 miles-per-hour (56 km/h) uprooted trees which
The first vote by US Republican supporters to choose their eventual presidential candidate has ended in a virtual dead heat.
The surprise of the
Cyril Despres was all smiles on Tuesday after winning stage three of the Dakar Rally.
But it was a double victory for France’s three-time champion