"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
Finnish voters have chosen the pro-European conservative Sauli Niinistö as their next president.
He took the second round poll with more than 60
There is a party atmosphere in a chilly Venice, where revellers have been defying the wintry weather at the start of the city’s carnival.
The centre of Cairo has been gripped by a fourth day of violent protests against the army-led Egyptian government.
Protesters are demanding a
The cold snap has spread across the Mediterranean and into North Africa with heavy snowfall in Algeria.
Officials say at least 16 people have died
Maori protesters gave New Zealand Prime Minister John Key a frost reception at a national day ceremony in Waitangi.
The protesters are angry about
Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has made a rare public appearance at the launch of his memoirs in Havana.
The 85-year-old was promoting ‘
Voters in Finland have been choosing their President in the country’s second round of voting.
The front runner is the pro-European conservative
Britain’s Prince William has begun a deployment to the Falklands with the Royal Air Force, angering Argentina which lays claim to the islands.
Russia has defended its veto of a UN Security Council resolution on Syria, saying it contained no measures against armed opposition
Supporters of Vladimir Putin have been found on the wrong side of the law in Russia.
Moscow authorities have slapped organisers of a demonstration
Rome’s Colosseum was closed for a second successive day on Saturday, as tourists and locals faced disruptions following a rare snowfall which
Indigenous protesters are blockading the Pan-American Highway in Panama to demand that a mining ban in their homeland remain in place.
Greece has got until the end of Sunday to agree a deal that will allow a vital second bailout loan of 130 billion euros.
Former finance minister Sauli Niinisto is the favourite heading into Sunday’s presidential run-off in Finland.
Niinisto of the conservative
After losing the general election in November, Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba has been chosen to lead Spain’s Socialist Party.
Having previously held the
Early results show Mitt Romney has won the Republican primary in Nevada.
Partial counting of the votes puts him far ahead of his rivals –
With just one month to go until the election, masses of people braved degrees of -17 to show how they feel about Vladimir Putin’s third shot at the
The first snowfall in over 20 years in Italy’s capital has left the city eerily quiet. Iconic tourist attractions the Colosseum and Roman Forum have
Protesters gathered in the Slovenian capital on Saturday to demonstrate against an international treaty meant to protect intellectual property on the
Thousands of people turned out for the mass funeral for those who died in the violent crackdown in Homs on Friday night.
Unverified videos posted
Demonstrators opposed to the Syrian regime have targeted the country’s embassies in several cities around the world.
About 150 protesters descended