"“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
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
The bustling street of the Al Naby Younis market in East Mosul proves that the residents who lived for three years under strict radical Islamic rule are now trying to return to some…
French electors have no environmental presidential candidate to vote for for the first time since the 1960s, with the Greens' man now campaigning alongside the Socialists.
As the parliamentary elections in Germany creep closer, the traditionally left-leaning Green Party has announced two centrists will lead them to the vote.
Iceland has a new centre-right coalition government after a two-month impasse.
Twelve civilians have been killed in Yemen in another airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition that’s been fighting Shiite Houthi rebels since March…
ISIL militants have been steadily retreating from areas around Mosul into the city since the battle started on October 17, with air and ground support from a U.S.-led coalition.
As Iraqi forces edge closer to Mosul in Iraq, anti-ISIL coalition members discussed preparations for an overlapping offensive on the extremists’ Syrian stronghold…
Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy has failed in a second attempt to win parliament’s backing to form a government, plunging the country into…
Carnage on a Saturday evening in Baghdad.
Mariano Rajoy’s Popular Party may have won the most seats in Spain’s second general election in a little over six months, but it still falls short of the 176 needed for an outright…
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his choice for defence minister, ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, signed a coalition agreement on Wednesday (May 25) and issued assurances that the mos
The leader of the Spanish socialists, Pedro Sanchez, and the leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, have agreed to meet next Wednesday in order to start
The Socialist party in Spain has signed a deal with the new liberal Citizens party, with the aim of making the Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez prime minister.
France calls on Turkey to halt assaults on Kurdish militia Saudi Arabia prepared to participate in Syrian ground offensive Obama and Putin agree
Split among factions threatens to undermine campaign for independence from Madrid as parties clash over choice of leader.
Iraqi forces in Ramadi have taken control of the city’s government complex from the group calling itself Islamic State, or ISIL. Ramadi fell to
In Syria, the US-backed Kurdish Arab rebel alliance has captured a dam on the River Euphrates from the group calling itself Islamic State, or
An offensive by the so-called Islamic State has reportedly led to the jihadist group taking over what was the government controlled district in the
Mariano Rajoy’s Partido Popular may have come first in the voting but if he is to form a new government he may have to do it in a coalition with one
Saudi Arabia has announced the formation of a military alliance of Muslim countries to fight international terrorism. More than 30 Muslim states will