"“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
Hollywood actor Peter O’Toole has died at the age of 81.
His career began with critically-acclaimed roles on the British stage.
But it was his
A mass pro-EU rally in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv brought together an estimated 200,000 protesters in the city’s Independence Square on Sunday
Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD), who are entering into a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, announced the ministerial posts
A student demo turned violent in Turin on Saturday, December 14. Thousands of people protested for the right to study. Police charged at the
The body of Nelson Mandela arrived at his ancestral home in the rolling hills of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Qunu residents lined up along the road
Storm Alexa pounded Lebanon and northern Syria on December 11-12. Syrian refugees living in makeshift tents in the Lebanese town of Zahle near the
For the first time in almost two years Tessa Worley returned to the winners circle on the Alpine Skiing World Cup circuit by claiming top honours in
A group of Zulu warriors came together on a hillside near the burial site of Nelson Mandela in Qunu.
They performed a traditional dance to pay
Mario Matt clinched his 14th career slalom victory when he tamed the icy Face de Bellevarde piste to win in Val D’Isere France.
John Kerry has returned to Vietnam more than four decades after he served there in the Vietnam War. The US Secretary of State took a riverboat down
A Japanese diplomat is recovering in a Yemeni hospital after he resisted a kidnapping attempt in the capital Sanaa on Sunday.
He is believed to
Chileans are going to polls on Sunday in a presidential run-off that is likely to hand power back to former President Michelle Bachelet.
The coffin of Nelson Mandela rested as is traditional for a tribal chief on a leopard skin in the centre of a huge marquis which was specially built
On a hillside at his ancestral home in the Eastern Cape and following a state funeral Nelson Mandela was laid to rest.
Qunu’s most famous son had
It is now possible to travel from Barcelona to Paris by train in less than six and a half hours.
A new, direct high-speed rail service has been
The EU Commissioner for Enlargement Štefan Füle has announced on Twitter that negotiations with Ukraine on a trade pact have halted.
The sun has won out in Jerusalem this Sunday after three days of freezing conditions across in Israel and neighbouring countries because of winter
Qunu’s most famous son was home and the world was watching. On a hillside over looking the rural landscape of the Easter Cape Nelson Mandela was laid
For the first time in over five years a delegation from the European parliament has travelled to Tehran to meet with Iranian lawmakers and officials
A direct rail link between Paris and Barcelona begins today.
The new service will take 6 hours and 25 minutes. No change is needed at the border
Tunisia’s ruling Islamists and opposition parties have agreed to name the country’s current industry minister as prime minister of a caretaker
Authorities in Venezuela have evacuated an Air France flight from Caracas to Paris after being tipped off by French officials that a terrorist group
A year after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, residents of Newtown Connecticut marked the anniversary in quiet
Guinea-Bissau’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Delfim Da Silva, has resigned over a scandal surrounding the illegal transportation of 74
A 3,000-strong demonstration against draft legislation on public safety and cutbacks to public services turned violent, with protesters using sticks
The European Left Party has announced their nomination for the next President of the European Commission.
Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the
During a week of political talks in Ukraine, Lithuania sent their Minister of Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevicius, to meet officials in
Tens of thousands of people from all over Ukraine have gathered in central Kyiv to show support for President Victor Yanukovych.
Many of them