"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
Steven Patrick Morrissey, known to all as “Morrissey”, was in Gothenburg, Sweden on Thursday for an exclusive book signing of his eagerly awaited
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle welcomed Brazil’s Vice-President Michel Temer to the Frankfurt Book Fair as the 65th annual literature fest
American novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard dies at the age of 87.
According to his official web page Elmore passed away on Tuesday morning
The world’s oldest known complete Torah scroll may have been found in Bologna University Library. The sheepskin document dates from around 1155, and
‘The Little Prince’ may be aging fast, but its youthful idealism remains as pertinent as ever.
First published in 1943, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s
Everybody’s favorite comic book reporter is turning 84 today.
His first adventures were published on January 10, 1929 in the children’s pages of
Bertelsmann and Pearson are to merge their books operations Random House and Penguin to create a new publishing giant and make significant economies
A book about the royal family is causing a stir in Belgium.
Media extracts suggest the book questions the succession and alleges that the marriage
‘For Europe!’ is a new book, written by two staunch pro-Europeans – Daniel Cohn-Bendit of the Group of Greens-European Free Alliance and Guy
Harry Potter fans have had five years to grow up since the last installment of the fantasy novel. Some commentators say they need to have matured
The deep anger that’s been felt across the Muslim world over the controversial anti-Islam film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ echoes similar demonstrations
Although millions of books are scanned and put online every year, making old documents and texts available on the web is a difficult and painstaking
As the world marked International Literacy Day - new figures showed many Europeans still lack basic reading and writing skills.
Roughly one in
Police have found a priceless medieval religious manuscript stolen from a church in northwest Spain one year ago.
The Codex Calixtinus is a 12th
Meet the author of a work about staving off our own extinction: Jeremy Rifkin, who advises the European Commission. He is an American economist
Children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak has died at the age of 83.
The Brooklyn-born writer was best known for his fantasy tale “Where
Technology giant Apple and publishers Penguin and Macmillan are being sued over the pricing of e-books. The US Justice department accuses them of
A British publisher has backed down from plans to print parts of Hitler’s notorious Mein Kampf in a history magazine, sold on newsstands in Germany
A British publisher is controversially planning to publish excerpts of Hitler’s memoir “Mein Kampf” in Germany, along with a critical commentary
The European Book Prize was founded in 2007 by the Esprit d’Europe association as a way of promoting European values, and contributing to Europeans’