"“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
Onlookers watching rough seas at Gijon off Spain’s Asturian coast were forced to run for their lives when a huge wave crashed down upon
Nelson Mandela has left his more than 3 million euro estate to his family as well as South Africa’s ruling ANC, former staff and schools he
Officials for the Sochi Winter Olympics are expected to test some 2500 samples for banned substances during the Games – more than ever before at an
The family of Irish teenager Jonny Byrne has blamed the online drinking game NekNomination for his death.
Byrne, 19, died at the weekend after
Under the terms of an interim nuclear deal, the USA has allowed the transfer of $550 million – almost €407 million – in Iran’s frozen oil revenues to
Private Egyptian TV channel Al Tahrir at the weekend aired an amateur-quality video of the arrest in a Cairo hotel room of two journalists with the
A suicide bomber has blown himself up in a minibus in southern Beirut, as Lebanon continues to struggle with the fallout from Syria’s civil war.
For the first time, the European political parties are picking an MEP to be the public face of this year’s European Elections vote.
The extent of corruption in Europe is costing the EU economy at least 120 billion euros a year, according to a report carried out by the European
Germany’s largest airline, Lufthansa has called on European regulators to block a tie-up between the troubled Italian carrier Alitalia and the Abu
Open for business. That’s the message from Iran to Europe. It came as a 140-strong delegation of French businessmen visited the country to discuss
The Geneva 2 talks last week having failed, now the high-level working group on the humanitarian challenges of the Syrian crisis, meeting, in Rome
Al-Qaeda has severed its link with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – a militant group fighting in Syria.
An online message
Greenpeace activists in Budapest have taken over the famous Liberty Statue to protest the proposed expansion of Hungary’s only nuclear power
Film director Woody Allen has called renewed claims by his adopted daughter that he sexually abused her as a child “untrue and disgraceful”, his
In Pisa, Italy, European scientists are pioneering a new way to treat some of the neurological symptoms that can occur in premature births.
Yes – provided they get the right stimuli. Child psychiatrist Giovanni Cioni, a top European researcher in the field, used the right words to
She may be 87-years-old but Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is not ready to give up overseas visits just yet.
It has been announced that in June she and
For the first time, Spain has set fixed salaries for Crown Prince Felipe’s wife Princess Letizia and for his mother, Queen Sofia.
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has unveiled a new-look Cabinet, after her Socialist coalition partners quit.
It came amid a row over
Russian police are questioning a student who allegedly killed two people and held hostage more than 20 others at a high school in Moscow on Monday
Fans of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away this week after a suspected drug overdose, will get another chance to see the acclaimed actor grace
Sotheby’s in London is getting ready for another seasonal display of wealth, as some of world’s richest art-buyers are expected to bid on pieces
In the midlife romantic comedy ‘At Middletown’, Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga play two parents with nothing in common aside from the fact each has a
Rodney Benjamin suffers from myeloma – a type of bone marrow cancer that affects plasma cells in the blood and can spread across bones throughout the
The Home Office of the United Kingdom has banned a controversial French comedian from entering British soil.
47-year-old Dieudonné M’bala M’bala
Spain’s Bankia looks set for a stronger 2014 than was predicted with expectations the state could start selling down its holding.
Greek manufacturing received a boost with new figures showing its first expansion since the country’s debt crisis came to light in 2009.
After four days of sick leave, Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych returned to his desk on Monday.
But in Independence Square very little had