"“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
Two students have been injured during a shooting at Arapahoe High School, in Centennial, Colorado.
According to the local Sheriff, the shooter was
At Friday prayers at Tehran University the words of the preachers often reflect the politics of the day. The deal hammered out at talks three weeks
The half-brother of golfing legend Tiger Woods was arrested on Thursday in Phoenix for allegedly making a false bomb threat at the government
At least 18 oil and gas workers have been shot dead outside the town of Muqdadiya in northeastern Iraq.
Muqdadiya’s mayor said 15 Iranian workers
The uncle of North Korea’s leader has been executed.
Jang Song Thaek, once considered the second most powerful man in the country, was arrested
Shares in PSA Peugeot Citroen fell a further 12 percent on Friday, after General Motors sold its stake in the struggling French carmaker.
Crowds of frustrated mourners in the South African capital Pretoria scuffled with police after they were unable to see former President Nelson
The European Banking Authority has warned users the online currency Bitcoins that they should not expect help from regulators if there are problems
World number one Rafael Nadal swapped the red clay of a tennis court for the blue felt of a poker table this week as the Spaniard took part in a live
The president of Ukraine has met with the opposition in round table talks. In a meeting brokered by Leonid Kravchuk, the first president of Ukraine
US financial regulators have approved the so-called Volcker rule, which establishes new limits on trading by US banks. These reforms should protect
Ireland has received an early Christmas present as it officially ends its bailout three years after having to ask for an international financial
Central African Republic
The French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has arrived in the Central African Republic where it has been announced the African Union has followed
Working on the land is considered by many to be a low status job. Farm workers generally earn low wages for hard labour and tend to have limited
Ukraine’s First Deputy Prime Minister Serhiy Arbuzov has said his country will “soon sign” an agreement on closer ties with the European Union.
Hundreds of ski-lovers descended on the French resort of Méribel last Saturday for the start of the new season.
The Boca Junior Fan day is supposed to be a day of celebrations for thousands of supporters of one of Argentina’s most celebrated clubs.
Juergen Klinsmann will stay on as coach of the United States until after the 2018 World Cup in Russia after agreeing a four-year contract
Morocco’s film industry is booming.
A public funding mechanism modeled on the French system has helped boost film-making in the north African
China Moses is a busy woman these days – apart from launching her new album, the American jazz singer is also getting ready to perform in a London
After speeches from the Lithuanian Prime Minister and Vice-President of the Lithuanian Parliament, a short documentary showed which role the Seimas
The main reason Ukrainians massed in Kyiv’s Independence Square, was the violent police dispersal of a peaceful pro-EU demo and brutal beatings
An investigation by The Associated Press (AP) has revealed that an American who disappeared seven years ago in Iran was working for the Central
Sotheby’s auction house is offering Picasso’s “Man with the Opera Hat”, valued at more than 800,000 euros, for sale via an online raffle.
The EU has hosted the latest in a series of talks between Hashim Thaçi, the Prime Minister of Kosovo, and Serbia’s Prime Minister Ivica Dačić.
Sicilian police have arrested several close family members of fugitive Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro.
Denro’s sister, nephew and two of his
The execution of Jang Song Thaek, once considered the second most powerful man in North Korea, was announced on the country’s state television.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth was allegedly left angered – by royal police officers stealing bowls of nuts from the corridors of Buckingham Palace!
Ukraine’s main opposition leaders have agreed to take part in talks with President Victor Yanukovich – as part of efforts to end the country’s