"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
Saint Patrick’s Day is not till next Wednesday – but Irish revellers have been honouring their patron saint four days early in China. A street parade
One of Spain’s most acclaimed writers Miguel Delibes has died. He was 89 and had been battling cancer for several years.
Famed for his gritty
He died almost 40 years ago, but Jimi Hendrix’s legacy lives on. A new album has just been released, the Valleys Of Neptune, that includes 12
All of Europe’s scientific and cultural heritage, freely available at a single web site. That is the idea of the online digital library Europeana
Despite their economic woes, Greeks participated in traditional kite flying and dancing to mark the start of Lent, also known as Clean Monday, as
On the centenary of Henri Rousseau’s death, The Beyeler Foundation in Switzerland is celebrating the artist with a special exhibition of his work.
Brazil’s strongest heatwave for 20 years failed to stop tens of thousands turning out for the Rio carnival’s top samba schools parades, but the event
Hong Kong tigers prowled the streets of the island to usher in the Lunar New Year.
2010 is the Year of the Tiger regarded as one of the luckiest
Chinese premier Wen Jiabao is warning his people to keep a “sober mind” as the country enters the Year of the Tiger.
Priority should be given to
Venice might be renowned for canals, gondoliers and ice-cream, but its opera house “Teatro La Fenice” is equally well known.
La Fenice — or the
The Russian Museum of Arts in St Petersburg has begun a programme designed to give children the earliest possible head start in art appreciation
This year Europe celebrates not one but three capitals of culture: Essen in Germany, Istanbul and Pecs in Hungary.
During the Ottoman Empire, Pecs
Here are some extra excerpts from our interview with Jonas Kaufmann. He tells us more about his career, his roles and keeping his voice in shape.
Musica transports viewers into the world of music – from rising stars to true masters there is a rich musical landscape to explore.
Off the beaten track, we’ve asked figures from the world of art to give us their vision on Turkey’s most diverse city. Between East and West, this
Istanbul has officially marked the start of its year as one of the European Capitals of Culture with a host of celebrations. Various activities took
The Hungarian city of Pecs has celebrated taking up the baton of becoming the European Capital of Culture in 2010 with a gala of dance and
The German city of Essen has formally launched a year of concerts, performances and exhibitions as the Ruhr, the former heartland of German heavy
Children from across Japan participate in a New Year’s calligraphy competition.