"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"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
"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,”"
15 Italian police officers have been sentenced to prison terms for beating up G8 protestors in 2001.
A police inspector was among those convicted
Belgium has been plunged into a fresh political crisis after the government of Prime Minister Yves Leterme offered its resignation to King Albert
The 60th Farnborough Air Show has started, with high fuel costs and an economic downturn making things difficult for the commercial aviation
A proud President Sarkozy has a spring in his step after the birth of his brainchild, The Mediterranean Union. For the most part it revives the 1995
After a day of diplomatic success, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his guests enjoyed a post-summit dinner in Paris. The red carpet reward came
The Syrian President will crown his return to the international political scene today with an appearance at France’s annual Bastille Day military
Offenders convicted of knife crime in the UK will be made to visit hospital emergency wards in an attempt to confront them with the reality of stab
The French-inspired Mediterranean Union has got off the ground with its first summit in Paris, and already success is being claimed on a number of
One of the trickiest questions in President Sarkozy’s pet Mediterranean Union project is where does Turkey fit in? Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
French and current EU president Nicolas Sarkozy has launched the European Union’s latest outreach project, the Mediterranean Union. It brings
One of the trickiest questions in President Sarkozy’s pet Mediterranean Union project is where does Turkey fit in?
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
European Union foreign ministers and those from countries bordering the Mediterranean have arrived in Paris for today’s summit. Later, the gathering
A second man has been charged over the killing of two French students in London.
Daniel Sonnex (23)of Peckham in south London is accused of murder
Police have recovered a first folio edition of William Shakespeare’s works, stolen from Durham University in northern England, ten years ago.
An Italian court has awarded Danilo Giuffrida 100,000 euros in damages, after he was forced to retake a driving test because he was gay.
The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy has heralded major progress in diplomatic relations between Lebanon and Syria.
Before the start of a rare
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has promised to introduce more measures next week to tackle knife crime.
The pledge comes after four men were
A company responsible for a toxic leak in southwest France on Monday has been told to close part of its nuclear site after inspectors criticised a
Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has cleared another hurdle, in his bid to stay out of court. The lower house of Parliament has approved a
Georgia has recalled its ambassador from Moscow, as tensions rise over the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The move follows Russia’s
Fifteen African immigrants, including nine children, have died from heat exposure trying to reach Spain, by boat, from North Africa. Spanish
At the European Parliament in Strasbourg, President Nicolas Sarkozy has presented the agenda for the Council of the European Union, now under French
America has warned that the political battle between Georgia and Russia over two breakaway regions could end in catastrophe. Russian jets are
Three German tourists have been kidnapped by suspected Kurdish guerrillas in eastern Turkey. The trio were part of a larger group on a climbing
Two more people have been arrested in connection with the murders of two French students in London, after a 33-year-old Briton was charged with the
Police in Turkey have detained two people in connection with a gun battle outside the US consulate in Istanbul, in which three police officers were
Portugal has linked up with French carmaker Renault and its Japanese partner Nissan to boost the use of electric cars by creating a national
Russia has turned up the heat on the United States, threatening a military response to President Bush’s planned anti-missile shield in eastern
Thousands of people have protested in Rome against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s attempt to put himself above the law. Berlusconi wants senior