"“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
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
As the economic crisis in Greece leads to more austerity measures, its once proud citizens now find themselves turning to soup kitchens in increasing
A referendum being held in northern Kosovo is aimed at finding out whether the territory’s Serbs are willing to accept living under the authority of
Could food aid to Europe’s most needy soon become a thing of the past? Set up in 1987 to help the bloc’s most deprived citizens, MEP’s in Strasbourg
Whitney Houston’s body is back in her hometown of Newark before being finally laid to rest.
In a last journey befitting a pop idol, the singer’s
Violent skirmishes between young men and the security forces marred an attempt to mark the first anniversary of the failed pro-democracy uprising in
The European Commission could fine Spain’s new government for allegedly exaggerating last year’s deficit figures so that the current year’s data
He is top dog, yet again! Hollywood’s favourite hound Uggie has been named best pooch in a motion picture at the inaugural Golden Collar awards in
Prosecutors in Italy are to appeal against the acquittals of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher
Bulgaria has joined several other EU countries in suspending its ratification of an international anti-piracy agreement after protests by Internet
The trial for a match-fixing scandal that has plunged Turkey’s multi-billion-euro league into chaos began on Tuesday in Silivri near
A panel of international doctors has examined Yulia Tymoshenko amid concerns about the jailed Ukrainian oppostion leader’s failing health.
February 15, 1898 The battleship USS Maine and its 345 crew had been sent to Cuba’s Havana harbour to defend US interests.
The people of the
February 16, 1959. Fidel Castro is sworn in as Prime Minister of Cuba, beginning a near-50 year rule as the country’s leader. A leftist revolutionary
Four people recall their personal dramas dealing with serious diseases.
“The tumour on my liver was in a place which was difficult to access,”
In the past two weeks, the number of Syrian refugees arriving in the Wadi Khaled Valley in Lebanon is estimated to be around 4,000.
For toy makers it is never too early to think about Christmas and that is what they have been doing at New York’s International Toy Fair, which is
Millions of Iranians have had their Internet access blocked amid opposition calls for major street protests on Tuesday.
Critics said the crackdown
A row has engulfed a Russian radio station amid accusations of political interference ahead of next month’s presidential election.
The Babelsberg Film Studio – the oldest and largest film studio in the world – celebrates its 100 years.
The annual Imagina event descends on Monaco.
This year, the event focuses on technological developments in dentistry, 3D visualisation and
InterContinental Hotels has said it is looking to emerging markets, and especially China, to drive future growth.
The world largest hotelier has
Japan central bank has launched a more aggressive monetary policy to pull the county’s shrinking economy out of the deflation it has struggled with
The Syrian city of Homs has been bombarded for the 11th day running.
Though it remains hard to verify the videos purporting to show the violence
A man thought to be Iranian has had his legs blown off in Bangkok after a bomb he was carrying exploded.
Israel says it was an attempted terrorist
China says it is ready to take a more active role in looking for a solution to the European debt crisis.
Prime Minister Wen Jiabao made the
The result of this referendum has all the makings of a foregone conclusion.
Ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo are voting on whether to recognise the
There was a clean sweep for British singer Adele at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The 23-year-old fought back tears and said “this is ridiculous”
Let the carnival begin!
That seems to be the spirit of Rio de Janeiro’s police and firefighters who have ended their strike, days before
Sambadrome tests lights and sounds for Carnival bash that starts in less than a week. The stadium just underwent renovations that will increase its
European shares and the euro fell as trading opened after the warning by ratings agency Moody’s that Britain, France and Austria might lose their