"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
Cuba is celebrating Fidel Castro's 90th birthday with a giant birthday cake and flags reading 'Gracias, Fidel'.
Andrius Cikotas from Lithuania collects Soviet-era Zaporozhets people’s cars.
The infamous Romanian dictator's private palace is open for visitors in Bucharest and includes a private cinema, silk carpets and walls of gifts from world leaders.
Serbs are celebrating the 36th anniversary of the death of Marshal Tito, the Communist leader of the former Yugoslavia, whose death sparked the
An American cruise ship has docked in Havana for the first time in more than 40 years.
80-year-old Alexander Davidovich Hellerman started work at Chernobyl in 1976. when the first reactor began operating. He was a senior manager at the
Classic cars and bikes and wax works of their famous owners, from Joseph Stalin to Mikhail Gorbechev, have gone on show in Bulgaria. The Varna Retro
The ex-commander of a Communist-era Labour camp in Romania has been jailed for 20 years for ‘crimes against humanity’. The camp run by 88-year old
Ex-president pens letter hostile to Barack Obama's overtures
Poland’s state archives have released 700 pages of documents it says prove former President Lech Walesa was a paid informant of the communist-era
Polish historical investigators say newly uncovered documents show Lech Walesa – the former President and hero of the Solidarity movement that
David Bowie took up many striking and unique personas during his five-decade long career. Ever the chamaleon, he changed his look and music style
This week in Cinema Box we are bringing you a film of a different kind: ‘A German Youth’ (‘Une Jeunesse Allemande’) by French filmmaker Jean-Gabriel
A former commander of one of Romania’s most notorious prisons refused to talk to journalists when he arrived at court in Bucharest. Alexandru
The former commandant of one of the harshest prisons of Romania’s communist era has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for crimes against humanity
A Lenin statue that had been decapitated after an attack by a Russian has been further damaged after a young man tried to take a selfie alongside the
Thousands of Communist Party (KKE) supporters gathered in front of Greece’s parliament building in central Athens on Thursday (July 2). Their leader
Cuba’s President Raul Castro has demanded the US respects his country’s communist system. As the two countries work to restore diplomatic ties
Romanians have been marking 25 years since the overthrow of Ceausescu’s Communist regime which left more than 1000 people dead. In the city of
The non-violent power transition 25 years ago in Czechoslovakia was dubbed ‘the Gentle Revolution’ and ‘the Velvet Revolution.’