"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
Italy’s beleagured Prime Minister Mario Monti paid a visit to Milan’s famous La Scala opera house on Friday, accompanied by his wife.
Tens of thousands of Egyptians swarmed around President Mohamed Mursi’s palace in Cairo on Friday.
Protesters want the president to retract a
Rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have declared Damascus International Airport a battle zone.
Fighting around the capital
Lyon is lit up. The city in the south east of France is commemorating the day in the 1800s it was saved from the plague.
History records the Virgin
Forget the dresses on the catwalk at the Gucci show during Milan fashion week, for many it was the shoes which were catching the eye.
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has appealed for more aid to help the hundreds of thousands of refugees now displaced by the crisis in Syria
A nurse who fell victim to a prank call about the Duchess of Cambridge has been found dead.
Police are treating the case as unexplained, though
Anti-nuclear activists in the Ukraine climbed the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in protest about plans to extend the life of
The Vatican has taken delivery of two brand new vehicles, designed specifically for the pope.
German luxury carmaker Mercedes Benz, which has
Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right People of Freedom party has pledged not to trigger a disorderly crisis as Italy prepares for a possible early
Russian President Vladimir Putin was on hand to mark the start of construction of the South Stream gas pipeline, linking Russia with
South Stream is one of several competing pipeline projects launched in recent years intended to deliver gas from Russia, the Caspian Sea and beyond
Slovenia’s Tina Maze kept her composure to clinch her third race of the season at a World Cup super-combined in Saint Moritz on Friday.
The 29 year
As president of the European Commission for 10 years, Jacques Delors has been one of the principal architects of the EU.
With the Nobel Peace Prize
Khaled Meshaal moved into the top leadership position of Hamas in 2004, after its founder Sheik Yassin had been assassinated, on the orders of
Tens of thousands of Egyptians swarmed around President Mohamed Mursi’s palace in Cairo on Friday. The protesters want the President to retract a
Hillary Clinton has condemned an outbreak of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.
Making one of her last foreign trips as the US Secretary of
Media technology is everywhere, and of course it is important to teach young people to make the best use of it, to use radio, TV and social networks
Newly released figures show job growth in the United States sped up in November, with fewer negative effects from superstorm Sandy than had been
Russia has responded to America’s passing a new law called the Magnitski Act by hitting out at certain named Americans, forbidding them from entering
Germany’s central bank has cut its growth outlook for the country in the face of the eurozone debt crisis.
The Bundesbank also warned of risks of
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has arrived in the Gaza strip.
It is the first time he has set foot in the Palestinian territories for 45 years.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visits the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, close to the Syrian border on friday.
Obama family kicked off the Christmas season on December 6 with the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in front of the White House in Washington.
A brand new interactive map has been published showing where every single bomb dropped on London by the German Luftwaffe landed in the Blitz of World
A small team of explorers are attempting a journey of 3,200 kilometers across Antarctica in temperatures as low as -90 degrees Celsius.
How to make more profit and pay less taxes? It looks like some companies have found ways to do that, but in the UK lawmakers and consumers are not
state of the union
This week, EU finance ministers met to discuss a future banking union but they failed to reach any agreement on how it would be structured.
Christmas cheer for a group of Portuguese sailors caught in an austerity trap is high on their wish list as their cruise employer
Japan’s has been hit by a massive earthquake off its northeastern coast.
Tremors from the 7.3 magnitude quake could be felt as far away as