"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
In Afghanistan, at least five Afghan troops have been killed in a NATO led airstrike in the east of the country.
Several soldiers were also badly
Eight policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s volatile Kandahar province in the south of the country.
They had just defused
French combat troops in Afghanistan are preparing to come home on Tuesday as their mission officially ends.
Some 400 soldiers are pulling out from
The Afghan National Police – the ANP – can count on EU training until coalition troops withdraw in December 2014 – an extension of 18
US troop numbers in Afghanistan today returned to their pre-2009 “surge” figures with the departure of the last of the extra 33,000 troops ordered in
Despite the hand over of Bagram to Afghan authorities the US has said it will keep control of at least one block at the controversial jail
The Afghan flag was hoisted during a ceremony handing over control of US-built Bagram prison.
Afghan authorities have taken over control of the
The Afghan army said on Wednesday that it has sacked or arrested hundreds of soldiers over alleged links to insurgent groups.
There is growing
A deal has been struck between the United States and Afghanistan to curb night raids on Afghan homes.
NATO commanders had backed the raids as a