"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
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti lost substantial parliamentary support on Thursday over a raft of economic measures.
The centre-right People of
Georgia’s parliament has provisionally approved a plan to grant more than 200 people, who were jailed under President Saakashvili’s rule, the right
At least 200 people were killed by superstorm Sandy in the US, Haiti and Cuba in October.
Damage estimates run to some 60 billion euros.
Tax dodgers cost the coffers of EU governments as much as one trillion euros a year.
That’s according to the European Commission, which says it is
As the Cac40 was reaching its year’s peak on Thursday, GDF Suez spoiled the party in Paris, when it cut its profit outlook for 2013 and 2014.
Euro 2020 will have a truely continental feel to it after UEFA chiefs decided to stage their flagship tournament in several cities across Europe
Public anger and calls for boycotts have forced Starbucks to offer to pay more tax in Britain.
The coffee chain will change its accounting
The streets of Cairo look quiet for the moment but the tense political standoff between supporters of President Mursi and his opponents still hangs
A Taliban suicide bomber has wounded Afghanistan’s intelligence chief, Asadullah Khalid, in Kabul.
A man posing as a Taliban peace messenger
There were violent clashes between police and students in Athens on Thursday.
The Greek high-school and university students were marching on the
Prince William’s pregnant wife, Kate, has left the King Edward VII hospital in central London where she has spent the last few days being treated for
The legendary Oscar Niemeyer has died, just shy of his 105th birthday. Even in the last few days of his life, the Brazilian architect who designed
Successive nights of rioting by pro-British loyalists in Northern Ireland have overshadowed the imminent visit of the US Secretary of State on
Women in the world, at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. It is a major exhibition that depicts the complex image of a woman in our world today. The
American singer songwriter, Alicia Keys is a girl on fire. She is back with her first album for three years with that title.
The death toll now stands at nearly 400, two days after Typhoon Bopha raged across the Southern Philippines, though this is expected to rise
The European Championship in 2020 will be staged in cities across the continent to spread the financial load of hosting the tournament, European
The European Central Bank has issued a bleak forecast for the eurozone economy.
The experts there said it is likely to shrink next year, as it has
Saint Nicholas, the inspiration behind Santa Claus, was celebrated throughout Germany today. Saint Nicholas was filmed in the Sea Life aquarium in
King Abdullah II of Jordan has become the first foreign dignitary of his kind to visit the West Bank since the successful bid by President Abbas for
Another journalist in Russia has paid the ultimate price for digging into the truth with their life.
28 year-old Kazbek Guekkiiev was shot three
France’s unemployment rate has risen again, with the picture particularly bleak for young people.
That underlines the scale of the challenge
The Dutch coastguard has halted its search for six crew members who went missing after two vessels collided in the North Sea on Wednesday.
This year’s President of the Jury at the Marrakesh Film Festival was John Boorman, the British director, screenwriter and producer who is a
After months of teasing the press and public alike with the possibility of making a political comeback, former Italian prime minister Silvio
There has been no meeting of minds on the Israeli settlement issue as Benjamin Netanyahu’s met Angela Merkel in Berlin.
The Israeli Prime Minister
The yearly “Festival of Lights” (fête des lumières) started today in Lyon, with lights installations placed strategically around the city. More than
The Greek government’s latest attempt to lower the country’s massive debt burden has resulted in a downgrade from the rating agency Standard &
Baby Nazdana Jan was born with a urea cycle disorder, a rare genetic disease that causes a build up of ammonia in the body. Her family recently
South Korea is warning its communist northern neighbour that its plans to launch a long-range rocket later this month will lead to more sanctions and