"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."
There are warnings of a humanitarian disaster in Gaza caused by the floodwater submerging the streets: not the aftermath of heavy rain, but raw
Thousands of Blockupy supporters circled the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. The of anti-austerity demonstrators surrounded other
In a temporary easing of the six-year-old Israeli blockade on Gaza, thousands of tons of building materials such as cement and steel have been sent
It is now against the law for people in Israel to call for a boycott against products from West Bank Jewish settlements. The new ‘Law for Prevention
The Greek coastguard intercepted a Canadian ship on Monday, which was part of the Gaza `peace flotilla.`
The ship which was claiming to be
Violence has erupted as environmental activists make a last-ditch bid to block a train carrying nuclear waste to a storage site in
Some tried to block the railway line, others marched on the streets.
In Germany, tens of thousands of people have been protesting against the
Anti-nuclear activists say they have successfully re-routed a highly radioactive train travelling from France to Germany.
The exact itinerary of
A blockade at France’s biggest oil port has ended but protests against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension reforms look set to continue.
French fuel shortages caused by strikes look set to last for several days despite police rushing picket lines to break a blockade.
French unions on Thursday called two more strike days over President Nicolas Sarkozy’s planned retirement reforms.
General strikes and protests
Unions are ramping up the pressure in France’s pension protests, with calls for further massive strike action next week. A meeting tonight will
A wildcat blockade of Marseilles airport this morning which has now ended added more chaos to disruptions in transport in France.
It was just the
It’s the strikes at France’s refineries which are causing the most disruption, and public concern.
Workers have been blockading the country’s 12
France’s long history of street protest has seen a new chapter written, with students blockading schools and clashing with police across the country
France is again the focus of increasing European anger at pension and retirement reforms, which has seen protests and demonstrations across the
Twelve female climate activists handcuffed themselves to two immobilised vans blocking the sole access road to the oil refinery, preventing tankers
Israel has given further details of the easing of its blockade on Gaza, saying all civilian goods will now be allowed into the Palestinian
For more than three years the people of Gaza have been surviving on a trickle of humanitarian aid. The blockade imposed by Israel to prevent rockets
Israel has said it will ease the land blockade of Gaza to allow more goods into the Palestinian territory. Pressure has been mounting following a