"“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
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
Italy’s caretaker government is expected to approve a decree law to pay the huge sums it owes to private companies.
If passed the state will pay
Police in Manchester have become the first force in Britain to register offences against members of alternative sub-cultures as hate crimes.
The Cypriot government on Thursday said the country’s economy may shrink by 13 percent this year, far more than than the 8.7 percent initially
Large rallies have been held across North Korea in support of its army and to denounce the US and South Korea.
Propaganda videos were broadcast by
Greece’s prime minister has said the economy is showing signs of recovery, as the country’s creditors returned to Athens to check the government is
Lawyers for Spain’s Princess Cristina are preparing to appeal against her having to give evidence after she was charged with being an accomplice in
New government figures suggest the job market recovery there lost momentum in March.
The total number of people registering new claims for
Pyongyang says it has ratified a “merciless” attack against the United States potentially involving a “diversified nuclear strike.”
It said it is
A senior member of Portugal’s cabinet, Miguel Relvas, has resigned amid claims that he got his university degree without completing the necessary
Japan is the latest central bank to take dramatic measures to boost a moribund economy.
The Bank of Japan’s new governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, shocked
Athens played host to the Hellenic Film Academy’s fourth annual Greek cinema awards this week. Gathering cinematographers, actors, producers and fans
Meatloaf – one of the last great veterans of glam rock – is getting ready to hang up his air guitar.
His ‘Last At Bat’ tour is set to be the final
Italian police have discovered a haul of gold bars hidden in a car on what they say looked like ‘an ordinary family Easter day out.’
Seven leading Cuban ballet dancers defected to the west while on tour in Mexico.
They were members of the world renowned National Ballet of Cuba
Five women have staged a topless protest in front of an Islamic cultural centre and mosque in Brussels.
The Femen demonstration was in support of a
A British man has been jailed for life after starting a fire at his house that killed six children in Derby in central England.
British Airways’ parent company IAG has firmed up orders for 18 of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners in a show of confidence in the aircraft.
The 18 planes
Workers at Cypriot banks took part in a strike on April 4. They are fearful for pensions – after the country’s two largest lenders were hit with huge
Five Femen activists organized an action in front of Brussels Great Mosque today to show their support to Amina, a Tunisian woman who is now locked
Large areas in and around Buenos Aires in Argentina are struggling to deal with the effects of torrential rain which has left scores dead and
Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinian teenagers in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday night.
Amer Nassar and Naji Belbasi 17 and 18-years-old
Pope Francis took a moment from his busy schedule to pray at the tomb of Pope John Paul II. April 2 marked anniversary of John Paul’s death in 2005
Germany’s central bank and the country’s financial watchdog Bafin are reportedly conducting an in-depth investigation of Deutsche Bank
The Bank of Japan’s has shocked markets with a radical stimulus plan that includes doubling the size of its government bond holdings within two
As expected, the European Central Bank has kept the cost of borrowing unchanged at a record low of 0.75 percent.
ECB President Mario Draghi and his
Queues are so often the bane of our lives; you can find them with relative ease at banks, and airports, and train stations, and post offices. The
China is mobilising resources across the country to combat a new strain of deadly bird flu.
So far 10 people have been confirmed infected by the
British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that scrapping Trident, the UK’s submarine-based nuclear weapons system, would be “foolish” in the
The US military’s 23rd Chemical Battalion took part in an anti-chemical drill in Euijeongbu, South Korea as tensions on the Korean peninsula reached