"“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
Eighty people could be buried in the remains of an apartment block that collapsed in southern Ukraine overnight. National television carried the
Moscow and Kiev have reached a deal on Ukraine’s gas debt to Russia, warding off a new crisis for now.
Under the agreement, Ukraine has to repay
Ukraine has agreed in principle to borrow 13 billion euros from the International Monetary Fund to ease the effects of the financial crisis. The
The president of Ukraine has given up the search for a governing coalition and called an early election.
Viktor Yushchenko has dissolved
There is no breakthrough in sight for Ukraine’s bid to join the European Union, despite a summit that is set to offer encouragement about closer
Ukraine is once again teetering on the brink of a political crisis after reports that the governing coalition has collapsed.
Speaking in a
A day after a gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in Ukraine, rescuers are still looking for survivors. They located 24 men who had been trapped
Rescuers trying to reach miners trapped in a Ukrainian colliery after a gas explosion have found 21 workers alive. Emergency teams, moving through a