"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
As the paint dries on Ukraine’s football stadiums ahead of Euro 2012, the finishing touches are also being applied to the country’s border guards
A pre-trial hearing for the captain of the Costa Concordia will begin in Italy on Saturday.
Francesco Schettino, who’s under house arrest, is
This past week was rather like the start of spring for the finance world after a stormy winter with the help of the European Central Bank’s massive
The International Red Cross has said one of its convoys in Syria has been blocked from entering the shattered district of Baba Amr in Homs.
Three days before the Israeli and US leaders meet to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme, both men have set out their countries’ positions.
A leader of a campaign against a high spead rail link between France and Italy is recovering after receiving a massive electric shock during a
The Anglican cathedral in Christchurch is to be demolished after experts decided the damage caused to it during last year’s earthquake could not be
The Polish parliament has passed a resolution calling on the Belarus authorities to release all political prisoners. It is the latest diplomatic
Three days on the top deck of the cruise ship Costa Allegra in the Indian Ocean. Tropical heat, a thousand people, minimal comfort… Swiss television
Spain is defying the EU over cutting its deficit this year.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who was in Brussels to sign the new fiscal pact, said
Injured French journalist Edith Bouvier and photographer William Daniels arrived in back in France on Friday after being trapped in the besieged
The budget discipline compact signed in Brussels on Friday is needed because for years eurozone countries lived beyond their means borrowing money
Costa Allegra passengers have been arriving home at the end of a holiday that was memorable for all the wrong reasons. More than 600 people endured a
The Greek austerity measures became an ugly reality at a small factory in the north of the country, when a worker who had been made redundant shot
Belgrade and Brussels have moved a step closer together. Serbia’s long-sought status as a candidate to join the European Union has been approved. It
Setting the catwalk alight; avant garde designer Rick Owen combined flames with fashion in Paris with a collection that feaured wools, leathers and
Greece’s legendary monastic complex Meteora – which means ‘suspended rocks’ or ‘in the heavens above’ – is the setting for the new German-Greek
Signed; yes. Ratified; not yet! Despite that, Europe’s leaders have finally come up with the treaty they say will save the euro.
The new so called
Martin from Brussels put this question to Marc Touati, economist and author of the book, “When the eurozone will explode”: “Are austerity policies a
A Red Cross convoy has entered Homs in Syria, bringing life-saving aid for the shattered district of Baba Amro.
The green light was given by Syrian
Iranians headed to more than 47,000 polling stations on Friday for the first parliamentary elections since the disputed 2009 Presidential
Eurozone commercial banks may have borrowed over one trillion euros from the European Central Bank in cheap long-term loans, but they are not lending
Spain’s unemployment rate has got even worse reaching 22.9 percent of the workforce.
The number of Spaniards filing for unemployment benefits
Trying to raise cash to pay off its debts, the Greek government pushes ahead with privatisation plans and has invited bids for the future management
European leaders have put pen to paper on a new treaty they say will bring the bloc’s debts under control. The so-called fiscal compact, driven by
The Iranian regime is banking on a large number of voters turning out in Friday’s parliamentary election and state media is leaving nothing to
Iran’s election is taking place as its people suffer increasing economic hardship from international sanctions.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cut
It is the last day of campaigning before Russia’s presidential election.
The Communists are competing as is Russia’s third-richest man. But among
A Muai Thai boxing match was held in a club in Pattaya, eastern Thailand, on the evening of Feb. 24. What was special about the match was the
Passengers from the stricken cruise ship Costa Allegra have been arriving home at European airports.
In Rome, 36 holidaymakers touched down telling