""This is something that happened in the past, and of course it will happen in the future again.""
Director, Museum of Natural History Vienna & Professor, University of Vienna
""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
A major rescue operation had to be mounted in London on Thursday night after part of the ceiling and a balcony collapsed at London’s Apollo Theatre
In a surprise move, Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is to pardon his political arch-enemy, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who has been imprisoned for
The last prime minister of ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has been cleared of corruption charges in absentia, paving the way for his return
Just hours after the European Union agreed a plan for winding down and closing failing banks, the finance ministers of France and Germany had to
Portugal’s national football team has announced the location of its World Cup base for the 2014 tournament in Brazil.
The squad will stay in a
The European summit is underway in Brussels with tighter defence co-operation on the agenda as well as a tighter harnessing of the eurozone’s
Istanbul’s police chief has become the latest senior Turkish officer to be removed from their post, after an anti-corruption inquiry struck at the
Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych has spoken in public for the first time since striking a number of economic deals with Moscow.
The age of 50s clunkers choking Cuba’s roads may be over, after
state media announced restrictions on buying foreign-made cars are being eased
Paris is at its glittering best for the Christmas holiday season, but traders are predicting dire sales and shoppers are admitting they are not
The EU summit brought hundreds of protesters onto the streets of Brussels over a variety of causes – from austerity to food production and military
He was a butcher and an art collector during Communist rule in Hungary – By day, Istvan Kövesi ran a kosher meat shop in Budapest, but his secret
A new album or rare recordings by the Beatles from 1963 has been released.
The 59 tracks were made public to stop them falling out of copyright
Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone are back in the ring – but this time it’s just for laughs, in the boxing comedy ‘Grudge Match’.
Two years ago Oscar-winning film-maker Kevin MacDonald released ‘Life in a Day’.
Buoyed by that success, he is now presenting ‘Christmas in a
The European Union has launched a case against Brazil at the World Trade Organisation over import taxes – covering everything from cars to
There are growing fears of civil war in South Sudan, with fresh clashes in a conflict that is deepening ethnic tensions in the world’s newest
An Italian man has set himself on fire inside the grounds of the Vatican, on St Peter’s Square.
The 52-year-old has since been taken to hospital
Israel is set to resume flights to Turkey after a stoppage of more than 5 years.
Israeli airlines initially halted travel to the country after
“I’m just going over there to do a basketball game and have some fun,” retired US basketball star Dennis Rodman said ahead of his third trip to North
The last European summit of the year has got underway in Brussels, with the agenda dominated by defence and moves towards a banking union
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he will soon pardon jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The former Yukos oil company chief
European shares have rallied in response to the Federal Reserve sugar-coating its decision to start winding down its crisis-era stimulus