"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
Protests in Bolivia are growing over the number of people who disappear without trace. One organisation set up to monitor human trafficking estimates
Two weeks before the opening of the London Olympics, the big buzz over the Games has reached the political arena in the United States. And it is not
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed the Muslim and Jewish communities’ right to carry out circumcision.
Her spokesman said the operation
A woman spent almost an hour on a cross outside a central St. Petersburg church in protest against the prosecution of Pussy Riot, a punk band being
United Nations observers have confirmed fighting in Hama province in Syria at the site of the alleged massacre in which opposition activists say more
Briton David Millar claimed his fourth Tour de France stage win on Friday when he took stage 12.
The Garmin Sharp rider was part of a 12-man
China’s economic growth rate continues to slow.
Between April and June year-on-year growth was 7.6 percent – down from 8.1 percent in the first
Russia’s lower house of parliament – the Duma – has approved two controversial bills. One will label foreign-funded non-governmental organisations as
The electric blue clouds that rippled across Northern Europe yesterday, July 12, were described as “water in the sky” by a spectator from Poland
A huge solar flare has erupted on the surface of the sun and it appears that a solar storm is now heading for Earth.
The flare sent a wave of
A Russian Orthodox priest has blessed a Soyuz rocket ahead of its mission to the International Space Station.
He sprinkled holy water on the rocket
Two survivors of the avalanche that killed nine people in Chamonix have given their account of what happened.
The French and Danish climbers spoke
A private jet has crashed and burst into flames in southern France, killing three people onboard.
The plane crashed at the end of a runway at
Former England football captain John Terry has been found not guilty of racially abusing fellow footballer Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League
The Italian government has shown that it is still able to borrow money at affordable rates of interest, despite getting a further thumbs down from
Spain is still struggling with its problems: new austerity measures recently announced by the prime minister together with the EU bailout may ease
The 1973 screen adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s novel The Exorcist, about a girl possessed by an evil spirit, is considered by many as one of
The last instalment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is out this month in cinemas throughout Europe.
New images which have not been independently verified show at least 16 of the people reportedly killed in heavy shelling on a farming village in
Inflation in Spain held steady in June at a 21-month low.
That is well below the eurozone average and signals consumer spending is falling in the
A pipeline the United Arab Emirates has built to pump oil from its east coast terminals in order to bypass the Strait of Hormuz is about to open
The Financial Times is reporting that as well as Barclays, another 11 global banks will be implicated in the Libor scandal.
And according to
“Freedom is partial to no race. Freedom has no religion. Freedom favors no ethnicity,” wrote Eskinder Nega, an Ethiopian journalist, just five days
A memorial service is to be held in Chamonix on Saturday for nine climbers who were killed in an avalanche near the French ski resort.
London is preparing to host one of the world’s greatest sporting events. The 2012 Summer Olympics kick off later this month, followed by the
Striking miners who are fighting to keep their jobs arrived in Madrid this week. Grants awarded until 2016 by the previous government have been cut
A sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnel has been uncovered along Mexico’s border with the US.
The passageway, which starts under a sink inside a
A train carrying coal for export, crashed into a truck, at a level crossing on Friday in South Africa, killing at least 19 people, officials
Families and friends of the victims of the Costa Concordia disaster are returning to Giglio in Italy for the six month anniversary of the sinking