"“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
Police in Belarus arrest hundreds as clashes occur when a mass rally turns into a protest against an unpopular new tax.
Braving the wrath of their hardline president, protesters took to the streets of Belarus over the weekend in the latest show of anger at a so-called ‘social parasite tax’ on those deemed to be doing t
Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko has suspended a tax on those not in full-time employment, after public opposition sparked mass protests.
Street protests in Belarus against a new tax on part-time workers spread on Sunday from Minsk to other towns.
Rare protests in Belarus have spread beyond the capital Minsk to the second largest city Gomel where around 2000 people have marched against a harsh new tax law.
Around 2,000 Belarusians have taken to the streets to rally against a law imposing a tax on those not in full-time employment.
A winter swimming championship was held in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The competition attracted participants from across Europe.
In a rare open protest against the government in Belarus, hundreds of activists have called for the nation’s flag to be changed back to the one adopted after the collapse of the soviet…
The world’s best forestry workers gathered in the picturesque Polish town of Wisla over the weekend (September 8-11) for the World Logging Championships.
Opposition groups win parliamentary seats for first time since 1996 as MPs loyal to President Alexander Lukashenko retained power.
Andrei Fomochkin has been banned from the Rio Paralympic Games after waving a Russian flag at the opening ceremony.
In the World Cup qualifiers in Group A France were in Belarus and with all the talent on show failed to breakdown a stubborn home side. The Euro 2016 hosts and runners-up go home unhappy.
Hollywood actor Steven Seagal visited Belarus and was given a tour of president Alexander Lukashenko’s farm.
Death-defying fire performers wowed crowds in Belarus.
At the Minsk air festival, a team of skydivers formed a star in the air as they clung together.
An award-winning journalist, killed by a car bomb in Kyiv, has been laid to rest in his native Belarus.
Have you ever heard a Mexican sing in Russian?
The sound of shooting cannons and pistols and clouds of smoke filled a park in Minsk during a re-enactment of a Napoleonic battle.
Belarus is better known for its Soviet-era farms. Yet one industry has escaped government interference: IT. And it's thriving.
EU foreign ministers lift asset freezes and visa bans against Belorussian President Alexander Lukashenko and 169 others including three companies.