"“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
For anti-abortion activists, it has been an historic day for Spain.
They are delighted that the government wants to change the law back to what it
Following the Apollo accident a general inspection has been ordered of all London’s historic theatres.
Annual safety inspections failed to spot
Footballer Luis Suarez has signed a new four and a half year contract at Liverpool after a scorching start to the season.
He’s scored 17 goals in
The first European Freestyle Football Championship has taken place in Budapest.
Men and women competed for a chance to show off their skills at the
Hundreds of supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Mursi clashed with riot police in Cairo, Giza and Alexandria on Friday.
More than 5,000 Greeks form long queues outside the Mission Apostoli in this church in Athens every day.
Apostoli is an NGO supported by the Greek
A sensible approach to abortion or a step backwards 30 years?
Opinions are divided in Spain where the conservative government has unveiled a bill
He was the surprise winner of Luxembourg’s elections in October. Xavier Bettel – 40 years old, the centre-right former mayor of Luxembourg City –
Mikhail Khodorkovsky was arrested in October 2003 for tax evasion. Then aged 40, he sat on one of Russia’s biggest fortunes. He had acquired it
Retired US basketball star, Dennis Rodman, has arrived in North Korea, where he is expected to spend four days coaching the national basketball
Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal has taken his 24th victory on the major circuits in the Alpine Ski World Cup at Val Gardena.
France’s Adrien Théaux
Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s arrest and prosecution – along with Platon Lebedev – spooked international investors many of whom saw it as the Kremlin
Uganda’s parliament has passed a bill making some homosexual acts punishable by life in prison.
The bill, first introduced in 2009, proposed the
Prostitution will soon be completely legal in Canada.
Until now, street walking, running a brothel and living off the proceeds of prostitution were
Four metro lines were shut down in Paris on Friday afternoon after an asbestos scare.
Traces of the substance were discovered in a control room
It is not for the faint-hearted or anyone afraid of heights.
But if stepping into a glass cabin, over a sheer drop of over a kilometre, is your
Central African Republic
EU foreign ministers have agreed to look at a joint European mission to the Central African Republic when they next meet in January.
They would be
The former Russian oligarch and arch political enemy of Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, has landed in Germany after taking a private jet out of
Does creativity come from within or is it a skill which can be developed? Creative education is currently considered very effective. In this edition
An attack on a United Nations compound in South Sudan which left three Indian peacekeepers dead on Thursday has deepened confusion there.
We are right in the middle of a new kind of space race, one in which the heavens above our heads have become a stage for all kinds of exploits, both
You followed the events of 2013 with us, day after day, through our reports and analysis, our correspondents in the field and well-known guests. We
It has been an interesting and challenging year, with many significant developments in the financial world.
Europe was still struggling to
It’s almost the end of an exciting year for sport.
In football, Bayern Munich won the triple, taking home the Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League
As EU leaders gathered for the last time in 2013, a post-mortem on Ukraine’s apparent shun of closer ties, was very much high on the
The thresholds between years are paved with hopes. It stands true for each of us, as individuals, for the communities we belong to, for whole
Artists wrapped a Paris Metro train in Christmas paper in a stunt to spread some festive cheer.
Production company Sisaprod covered part of the
Revised economic growth figures show that GDP in the United States expanded at its fastest pace in almost two years between July and September.
A second United Nations base in South Sudan has been attacked, and two Indian peacekeepers have been killed. Another has been seriously injured. At