"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
Around 40 asylum seekers have camped out at a church in the Austrian capital Vienna, as part of a protest over their treatment.
For many Greeks, 2013 is likely to bring further financial hardship.
In the port city of Patras, a food bank is now helping 1,000 families who are
Rumours are flying about the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez following his fourth round of surgery for cancer in Cuba.
ArcelorMittal, the world’s biggest steelmaker, enjoyed a strong start to the new year as its share price rose nearly 4.5 percent on Wednesday.
Israel has blocked its media, websites and catwalk shows from using overly thin models or those with a low body mass index.
The law aims to protect
Health officials in the eastern German city of Leipzig have revealed further cases of organ transplant waiting list manipulation. Four people have
Silvio Berlusconi’s political ambitions have been called into question again over an extremely popular fan-generated twitter account. Few people
After months of budget brinkmanship, Americans are digesting news that the country has been pulled back from the edge of a so-called “fiscal
Families of the victims of a stampede at a New Year’s Eve fireworks display in Ivory Coast are demanding to know how the tragedy could have killed so
The satirical French weekly magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has released a special edition about Islam that may trigger fresh protests.
It is publishing a
A petrol station has been attacked on the eastern edge of Damascus. A video taken by activsts which could not be independently verified shows the
More than 60,000 people have died in the Syrian uprising and civil war, the United Nations said on Wednesday, dramatically raising the death toll in
It may be a new year, but there is little new hope for the eurozone.
Having headed off a break up – through Greece and maybe others dropping out –
Hundreds of women have been demonstrating in the Indian capital in memory of the victim of a brutal gang rape.
The silent march was one of several
Eurozone factories sank deeper into recession in December as new orders tumbled.
Surveys of the region’s businesses showed economic decline spread
The latest official figures from China show manufacturing held steady in December.
Government surveys of factory purchasing managers revealed
The couple described as the Beckhams of Hamburg are splitting up.
Dutch footballer Rafael van der Vaart – who plays for the German Bundesliga side
A so-called paparazzo has died after attempting to take pictures of pop star Justin Bieber in his white Ferrari.
The 29-year-old photographer –
In Germany, a Latvian truck driver has been
charged after allegedly causing an 11 car pile-up by driving the wrong way down an autobahn.
Central African Republic
Rebels leading an insurgency in Central African Republic say are now prepared to begin peace talks with the government.
Seleka Coalition fighters
An early morning fire has killed five people including a child in an apartment block in France. The blaze in a Paris suburb took hold around four
US President Barack Obama headed back to Hawaii on Wednesday and a Christmas holiday he cut short to help finalise a last minute fiscal cliff
Hundreds of thousands of revellers crowded into New York City’s Times Square to watch the crystal-covered ball make its annual descent, ringing in
Thousands in Netherlands, Italy and Turkey celebrated the New Year, welcoming 2013 in a rather optimistic and hopeful atmosphere.
Relief that US lawmakers have approved a deal to avoid a fiscal crunch saw share prices soar on Wall Street and around Europe as stock markets
They are praying for their president amidst conflicting reports on his health. Claims in a Spanish newspaper say Hugo Chávez is in an induced coma
At least 13 people have been crushed to death and dozens more injured at a vigil organised by a Pentecostal church in Angola.
Crowds of people were
Thousands of euros worth of goods have been stolen from an Apple store in Paris.
French police are refusing to confirm whether thieves got away
Iran has successfully tested two missiles during the the naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz.
One was a Qadar coast-to-coast missile, which was