"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
When Barack Obama was elected as the first African-American president four years ago, his race was a major talking point. Now, the issue of race
“My body, my choice”: hundreds of women marched from Argentina’s National Congress to Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires on Thursday to demand the
The Republican candidate for the US senate in Indiana caused outrage by saying that if a woman is raped it is part of God’s will.
Northern Ireland’s first private abortion clinic has opened in Belfast, to protests from pro-life campaigners.
Unlike the rest of the UK, abortion
After a bitter debate Roman Catholic Uruguay has voted to legalise all first trimester abortions. The Senate voted to allow women the right, under
Around two hundred protesters staged a demonstration against the arrival of a so-called abortion-ship on Thursday in the Moroccan port of
It has now emerged that a Dutch pro-abortion has managed to enter Moroccan waters despite attempts to block its progress.
The Women on Waves
The US Republican Congressman under fire for claiming women could choose not to become pregnant after being raped has said sorry.
Senior Republicans are rushing to distance themselves from remarks made by Congressman Todd Akin in a television interview as he explained his views
Spanish women’s rights groups have staged a protest in Madrid against the conservative government’s plans to restrict the right to abortion.
Barrels containing 248 illegally dumped human foetuses have been found in a forest in Russia’s Urals region.
Preserved with formaldehyde, they are
Thousands of people, mainly women took to the streets of Istanbul on Sunday following government plans to introduce a new anti-abortion law.
Ukraine’s Femen group stage topless protest at the famous St. Sophia cathedral in central Kiev, to demonstrate their support for abortion rights.
Wanda Nowicka of Poland’s federation for Women and Family Planning describes what she sees as some of the failures of the legislation and warns of
Increasing numbers of Polish women are crossing European borders in search of abortions.
Poland has some of the toughest abortion laws in Europe
Parliamentary approval of Hungary’s new constitution has angered opposition Socialists and even the country’s far right party.
The ruling Fidesz
A new constitution for Hungary has been under debate in Budapest’s parliament.
The Fidesz party in power had no trouble adopting it, since they
Demo against approval of law to ease abortion restrictions
The Roman Catholic Church has warned it will excommunicate anyone who takes the abortion pill, following the decision by Italy’s drugs regulation