""This is something that happened in the past, and of course it will happen in the future again.""
Director, Museum of Natural History Vienna & Professor, University of Vienna
""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
An evergreen tree from Wisconsin was delivered by horse-drawn carriage to the White House in Washington, D.C.
Amsterdam’s official Sinterklaas organization, the SSIA, believe the new “Chimney Piet” will make the Dutch tradition non-discriminatory for minority groups.
The team claim remains previously thought to belong to St. Nicholas and taken to Italy were actually of a local priest
Russian Orthodox Christians have been celebrating Christmas, attending special midnight mass held in churches and cathedrals across the country.
On Friday and Saturday millions of Orthodox Christians around the world will be celebrating Christmas.
Madrid has held its annual Eve of Epiphany parade, with the biblical Three Wise Men taking centre stage and handing out sweets to thousands of children.
Members of the Serpentine Swim Club braved the cold on Sunday for the traditional Christmas Day plunge into Serpentine Lake, in London’s Hyde Park.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family visited a convent north of Damascus on Christmas day.
Queen Elizabeth has missed the Christmas church service near her Sandringham country residence in eastern England for the first time in decades – because of a heavy…
Pope Francis delivered words of hope and comfort, alongside pleas for peace, in his Christmas Day address.
Iraqi Christians gathered for church services in Qaraqosh and Bashiqa, near Mosul in Niveneh province, for church services on 25 December.
Russian divers stage a pre-New Year party underwater in Lake Baikal
Beachgoers celebrate Christmas Day in Sidney
The Water-skiing Santa and his flying elves, the Grinch and his friends, dazzle spectators with their water skills.
Tourists from around the world join locals to celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the town where Christians say Jesus was born.
Pope Francis has given his fourth Christmas Mass from St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
In the season of peace and goodwill, Europe is taking no chances.
Christian pilgrims from around the world have been gathering this Christmas Eve in Bethlehem – revered as the birthplace of Jesus.
‘Santa Claus’ has begun his journey to deliver Christmas gifts to children all over the world, leaving his home in the Finnish town of Rovaniemi on Friday evening (23 December) under a spectacular sho
Tunisia has arrested three suspected jihadists said to be linked to supposed Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri.