"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
There may only be a few Tatars in Poland but they have been in the country for centuries. The Imam, Janusz Aleksandrowiczat, of a mosque in
This week’s meeting of EU interior ministers revealed the huge division between member states. They only managed to formally adopt an existing
NATO on Thursday confirmed that it would bolster its presence in eastern Europe to counter a perceived Russian threat against its Baltic members
Europe is on high alert following anti-terror raids in several countries. Across Belgium, France and Germany, more than 20 people have been arrested
More than ten thousand people have taken part in Gay Pride in Hungary’s capital Budapest.
People of all ages came to call for greater tolerance
The stench of decay and the spreading of disease is fast becoming the main concern for authorities in areas affected by the worst floods to hit the
Bosnia says more than a quarter of its four million people have been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in living memory.
More than 40
The streets are rivers. Most people have left.
Obrenovac, some 30 kilometres southwest of the Serbian capital Belgrade, has been devastated by
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Severe flooding has led to a state of emergency being declared in Austria, Serbia and Bosnia.
In Bosnia, army helicopters rescued dozens of people
About 1,000 homes on the River Thames were evacuated on Tuesday with thousands more at risk from flooding.
It comes as heavy rains have left some
It is turning out to be the wettest English Winter in 250 years.
On Monday, the River Thames burst its banks after reaching its highest level in
Onlookers watching rough seas at Gijon off Spain’s Asturian coast were forced to run for their lives when a huge wave crashed down upon
Heavy snow has stranded scores of drivers in Serbia as exceptionally bad weather hit central and eastern Europe.
Strong winds caused deep snow
Flood waters are beginning to subside in the eastern German city of Magdeburg. Just one day before, 23,000 were forced to flee as a nearby dam burst
It has been called the ‘flood of the century’. The river Elbe has turned vast swathes of German towns into what looks like a huge swamp. The force of
Soldiers in Hungary are preparing their defences. The Danube has crossed the country’s borders threatening its worst floods. The waters are expected
The flooding in Central Europe continues to submerge parts of cities and swamp agricultural land. In the eastern German region around Dresden, people
Floods continue to wreak havoc across northern and central Europe.
The irony is that while the weather is clear, run-off means that river levels
Severe flooding in central Europe is continuing to cause havoc with the high water expected to reach record levels.
A dozen people have already
Days of heavy rain have forced emergency services to work round the clock trying to evacuate residents from flooded villages in the Czech