"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“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
LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life after a recorded conversation emerged of him making racist comments.
In the audio
Laws have been introduced in New York and Chicago making it illegal to use an electronic cigarette in indoor public places, such as restaurants and
American and European diplomatic coordination to resolve the Ukraine crisis is under increasing strain.
Both the US and the EU condemn the Russian
On the eve of parliamentary elections in Iraq, orders have been given for a curfew at nightfall. Extra security forces are deployed, checkpoints
The US central bank is to continue to cut its stimulus programme.
Despite recent weak growth, the Federal Reserve – under new chair Janet Yellen
International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates says Brazil’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics are the ‘worst’ he’s ever
May 1st marks the 20th anniversary of Formula One’s darkest days.
It was on this day back in 199f that during the San Marino Grand Prix Brazilian
In Ukraine’s troubled east, hundreds of demonstrators have stormed an administration building in Luhansk.
The Ukrainian government said local
Various famous personalities have joined the ‘We are all monkeys’ campaign against racism.
Martin Schulz, candidate for President of the EU, wrote
Alstom workers worried about their jobs protested at its Paris headquarters and other plants in France on Tuesday.
As they did, it emerged that it
Bad news for Spain’s government and workers. The number of people with a job there shrank at a faster pace in the first three months of this
Several thousand coal miners in southern Poland have protested in Katowice against a decision by their employer to shut down production for a
An exhibition has opened at the Louvre in Paris featuring works of art due to go on display at a new sister museum in Abu Dhabi.
A school in northern England is in mourning after a much-respected long-serving teacher was stabbed to death in class.
Ann Maguire, 61, had taught
Members of a striking miners’ union (AMCU) in South Africa have rejected the latest pay offer from the world’s top three platinum producers.
More than 50 people have been killed with scores injured in a series of attacks in Syria.
In Damascus at least 14 people lost their lives with 80
Palo Alto is another film from the Coppola family, a coming-of-age yarn from Gia Coppola, granddaughter of Francis Ford and niece of Sofia
A new exhibition by Japanese artist Masamichi Kagaya attempts to show the normally invisible results of the Fukushima disaster as a series of
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has fired a verbal salvo at German President Joachim Gauck.
The former East German Lutheran pastor is
In the east of Ukraine, hundreds of pro-Russian separatists have stormed the regional governor’s headquarters in Luhansk.
The Ukrainian government
In the east of Ukraine, the regional governor’s headquarters in Luhansk has been stormed by pro-Russian separatists.
It happened on the day the
Day one of London’s 48-hour tube strike brought rush-hour chaos to the British capital.
The RMT trade union said support for the action was “rock
Britain’s economy enjoyed solid growth in the first three months of the year.
Annual GDP expansion was the strongest in more than six years at 3.1
Samsung has posted its second straight fall in quarterly profit.
For the January to March period, operating profit was down 3.3 percent from a year
Top European banks are being asked to prove that they could survive turmoil in the financial world.
The European Banking Authority has released
Professor Jean-Philippe Thiran at Swiss technology institute EPFL in Lausanne is testing an new emotion detector that could one day help control road
Ricky Martin’s latest release is Vida, and was the winning entry in the Sony Global Music Contest for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He said: “In order for
London’s Guildhall glowed like a meticulously decorated dessert as the Restaurant Magazine announced its self-styled world’s 50 best
Moscow has been hit with fresh sanctions imposed by the European Union.
It has targeted 15 Russians and Ukrainians with asset freezes and travel