"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
The remains of a reputed mobster were exhumed from a tomb in Rome on Monday, as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a teenager in
Greek political leaders will continue negotiations to build a unity government in a desperate last bid to avoid a new election, according to state
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are reported to have agreed to end a mass hunger strike.
As thousands of sympathisers for the strikers held
A founding member of the islamist group Hamas has been speaking to euronews about Europe’s stance on its control of Gaza.
The EU, Israel and the
A small number of Spain’s “indignados” protesters demonstrated outside the Madrid headquarters of the country’s fourth largest bank, accusing it of
The chief investment officer of one of Wall Street’s biggest banks, JP Morgan Chase, is to leave the company following trading losses that could
What was once dismissed as unthinkable is now talked about openly. Greece could leave the euro. In fact US bank Citigroup puts the chances of an exit
The United Nations nuclear watchdog has opened a third round of talks with Iran over its disputed nuclear programme by pressing Tehran to grant
In the south of Siberia, where Russia comes together with Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China, lie pristine lands where people try to live in harmony with
South Korea has been celebrating the living oceans and coastlines. Yeosu Expo 2012 with its village of pavilions shows the country’s determination to
The movie Uspomene 677 explores the issues facing those living in contemporary Bosnia; people who either lived through the war or grew up in its
Some are describing it as a double blow for Angela Merkel.
As Germany’s Social Democrats celebrate trouncing her CDU in a regional poll, the
Fighting linked to the Syria conflict has continued in the Lebanese city of Tripoli.
Monday saw more fierce clashes as tension spilled over between
Fifteen people have been killed in a plane crash in the Himalayas. Six other people onboard the aircraft, operated by Agni Air, were also injured –
EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed fresh sanctions against Syria.
Amid the continuing violence between rebels and the Bashar
‘Hit the Road, Jack’… is one of the songs they played at a victory party for SPD Social Democrat Hannelore Kraft. Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrat
The Tokyo Electric Power Company has reported an annual loss of around 7.6bn euros.
Most of the losses are due to compensation claims for the
Stock markets have been falling again as uncertainty about the future of Greece rattles investor confidence in the eurozone. Bank stocks lead the
Eurovision fever has gripped Azerbaijan, with just days to go before the finale of the annual singing competition.
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Syrian rebels have reportedly killed at least 23 soldiers in battles around the town of Rastan just north of Homs.
Several civilians also
It is a big week for French president-elect Francois Hollande. He will officially take over the top job on Tuesday, after sealing victory in the
Armelle weighed just over four kilograms when she was born one day ago.
She is one of a growing number of bigger babies; newborns who weigh more
The French pharmaceutical company Servier was due to go on trial on Monday over a diabetes drug, which is said to have caused up to 2000
Controversial marine conservation group Sea Shepherd, known for intervening in the world’s oceans, says its founder has been arrested.
Denis Loktev, Barnaul
In our continuing journey across the largest country in the world, we’ve seen many beautiful places – the amazing purity of
Georgia’s President Mikhail Saakashvili has visited the flood devastated area in the capital Tbilisi after heavy rains caused the Kura river to
Six people have been confirmed dead in Argentina after a cargo ship and a Paraguayan tug boat collided on the Parana River. Divers are still
It could hardly have been more dramatic, or more fitting that Manchester City should win their first English title in 44 years with almost the final
Police moved in to evict protesters from central Madrid on Monday morning, on the eve of the first anniversary of the grassroots ‘Indignados’
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has been entertained by a special pageant at Windsor Castle near London.
Hundreds of horses and performers from across