"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“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
France’s presidential run-off was a closely fought race in the end as both candidates made gestures to a far right that came in third in the first
The New York Forum Africa will be held from June 8-10 in Libreville, the capital of Gabon. Hundreds of industry figures, entrepreneurs and political
Forming a government in Greece is a task as hard as any out of ancient mythology.
As in other countries, here is how it is supposed to work. The
Commerzbank, Germany’s second biggest lender, drastically improved the state of its finances in the first quarter, reassuring the markets and its
Iran’s not just about the yellow cake. It’s about a beautiful, almond and orange blossom cake that is heady, delicious and fragrant. Iranians love
President Putin has used the solemn occasion commemorating the end of World War II to assert Russia’s position on the world stage.
In front of
Brussels says better detection has led to a substantial drop in the amount of deadly products coming into Europe from outside the bloc.
The president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, has been meeting with France’s new president.
Francois Hollande, who swept to victory
Greece and getting growth back into Europe’s sickly economy were the top topics in Brussels, as MEPs marked Europe Day – the EU’s annual tribute to
Spain is stepped up it efforts to save the country’s troubled banks with a plan to make them recognise the huge losses from the bursting of the
A Russian passenger plane has gone missing during a demonstration flight near an Indonesian volcano.
Officials say the Sukhoi plane had 44
Protesters in Thailand have staged a religious ceremony beside the body of a cancer victim who died in jail after being given 20 years for insulting
The outgoing cabinet of Nicolas Sarkozy has met for the final time in Paris. As ministers left the Elysee Palace, they said their leader had told
Video footage of police beating a mentally-ill, homeless man has been shown to a courtroom in Orange County, California.
The grainy black and
Amid plenty of pomp and pageantry, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was on official parliamentary business as she travelled through the streets of London
He’s the creative director of Louis Vuitton and also runs his own label, so how does Marc Jacobs find the time in his busy schedule to support the
This month sees the release of the big screen comedy ‘What to Expect When You’re expecting’.
Staring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Matthew
Toyota is predicting accelerated earning as it resumed full production after last year’s earthquake, tsunami and Thai floods disrupted supply chains
A Russian passenger jet with 46 people onboard has gone missing during a demonstration flight in Indonesia.
The Sukhoi plane was passing over West
Although the leader of Greece’s new second largest, and radical left party, Alexis Tsipras, is meeting the leaders of mainstream parties today to try
After 20 years of becoming progressively blind, Chris James is being given the chance to see again.
He suffers from retinitis pigmentosa a
An explosion has hit an army truck accompanying UN ceasefire monitors in Syria’s southern province of Deraa.
The head of the monitoring mission was
Police in Italy are probing the possibility that an anarchist group was behind Monday’s shooting of the head of a nuclear engineering company
The US presidential race will see major rallies in Virginia and Ohio this Saturday, a campaign lift-off for the incumbent Democrat Barack Obama.
Emptier shops mean Britain’s economy is on course for a third quarter of contraction.
British retail sales fell at their fastest rate in more than
German exports and imports both leapt to record monthly levels in March.
Exports were up by 0.9 percent – adjusted for seasonal factors – and
Toyota expects to treble its operating profit this year to the equivalent of more than 9.6 billion euros — though that is still less than half what
Giancarlo Ferrigno is Professor at Politecnico di Milano.
He said:“This is a robotic system for assisting a surgeon during neurosurgery
The 32nd Asturias Arts award was a double celebration for the winner Spanish architect, Jose Moneo. He received the honour on the day he turned
Up to 600 people are thought to have been claiming state payments on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, after falsely registering themselves as