"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
Stefano Bollani is a popular Italian jazz pianist who also plays classical music. In Rome he performed Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, conducted
A group of inmates in a Brazilian high-security jail, clad in red prison uniforms, pedal furiously on stationary exercise bikes.
Guards watch over
For Mariano Rajoy, it was payback time.
He has got a banking bailout and an extra year to hit Spain’s deficit reduction targets. Now its European
Made famous by JK Rowling’s wizard stories, quidditch came to Oxford in England as part of the celebrations marking the arrival of the Olympic torch
Animals made out of Lego bricks came to life at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in New York. The professionally built sculptures
The gentle summer song of road diggers has never been more welcome in Europe! It is music to the ears in these times of economic crisis because it
What do microscopic molecules and huge computer grids have in common? They both build up giant scientific databases of ecosystems around the World
Tensions within Britain’s government have seen Prime Minister David Cameron suffer his biggest rebellion in parliament since the coalition came to
Alarmed residents have lost their High Court battle to prevent surface-to-air missiles being stationed on the roof of their tower block during the
In Tunisia, a demonstration against job cuts in the public sector turned violent on Tuesday.
Witnesses said a group of protesters went on a
Naples is waging war against an infestation of cockroaches brought on by warm weather and unhygienic conditions.
Although the bright red bugs
Firefighters in Croatia have been trying to control a blaze on the country’s Adriatic coast near the tourist town of Vodice.
The fire started in
After discussing Syria with ministers in both Iran and Iraq, peace envoy Kofi Annan will brief the UN Security Council later today.
Annan is trying
It has taken nearly three weeks with some covering up to 400 kilometres, but scores of Spanish miners finally arrived in Madrid on Tuesday night at
The Disney studios have complained at the unauthorised use of some of their most famous cartoon characters during a televised performance in North
Bosnia and Herzegovina
People have begun arriving in Srebrenica, Bosnia, including some 7000 who came on a symbolic march in memory of the townspeople’s attempted escape
Tahrir Square in central Cairo was again humming with crowds late on Tuesday night.
The crucible of Egypt’s Arab Spring was for several hours alive
Suspended Romanian president Traian Basescu could hang onto his job if there is a turnout of less than 50 per cent for the referendum aimed at
Nationalists and socialists are close to signing an agreement to form a coalition government in Serbia nine weeks after elections.
The mayor of the small Black Forest town of Triberg in Germany, otherwise famous for its waterfalls and reputedly the world’s biggest cuckoo clock