"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
"What these people did for each other says far more about who we are as Americans than the cowardly acts of a killer ever could"
Sarah Huckerbee Sanders
White House press secretary
Big names in the electronics and transport world are making major job cuts.
Sony is reducing its payroll by 5,000 – just over three percent of
Workers at the doomed Goodyear tyre plant in northern France have released two company executives after holding them for more than 24 hours.
Washington’s bailout of General Motors is over. The US Treasury has sold its last shares in America’s largest carmaker, taking a $10 billion loss
As the Frankfurt motor show opened European car makers were gloomy saying they will need to close more factories and cut more jobs.
The bosses of
French carmaker Renault has cut its domestic and global market forecasts after sales of its vehicles fell by 1.9 percent in the first six months of
European new car sales plunged again last month, dragged down by the region’s recession and record unemployment,
The industry suffered its worst
European car sales continue to tumble and the problem is spreading from southern countries to the more prosperous north.
For the whole region
Renault has signed a deal with three unions to avoid factory closures.
The French car-maker signed the agreement with Force Ouvriere, CFE-CGC and
PSA Peugeot Citroen has got temporary approval from Brussels for some of the state aid it is being offered by the French government.
Productivity is Italy’s biggest problem and will be the next government’s biggest challenge.
Industrial production is down, and labour
Toyota has raised its annual net profit forecast by more than 10 percent.
It is now looking at the equivalent of 6.6 billion euros for the year
Tyre maker Goodyear has confirmed its intention to close a plant in France which will mean job losses for almost 1,200 people.
Near the northern
Fiat’s latest results showed a reduction in losses in Europe in the fourth quarter, as it unveiled a greater emphasis on the recession-proof luxury
Toyota has regained the number one spot for worldwide sales.
Last year drivers bought 9.75 million of its vehicles.
As a result the Japanese
Grim numbers have been released by the auto industry for 2012. They reveal that car sales in France, Spain and Italy fell to their lowest levels in
Car sales across most of Europe’s biggest manufacturers have dropped again for the 14th consecutive month.
Over the last eleven months, there has
The brakes have eased on Europe’s new car market. The European Automobile Manufacturers Association’s figures show the market shrank at a slower pace
Peugeot, Opel, Ford … successive closures in Europe mean the car sector is struggling. In an action plan presented today, the European Commission
There was no respite for the eurozone economy, as manufacturing in the region shrank for the 15th month running in October.
Surveys of factory
The carnage continues among carmaker with Ford saying on Thursday that would cut its production capacity in Europe by 18 percent; that is 355,000