"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
The former head of Chile’s secret police during the country’s military dictatorship has died, aged 86. Manuel Contreras was unrepentant for human
Robert Conquest, a prominent Anglo-American historian, who documented many aspects of Stalin’s rule, has died aged 98 in California. He wrote poetry
Federico Garcia Lorca, the Spanish playwright and poet who was killed shortly after the start of Spain’s civil war, was executed by the authorities
The national Truth Commission's report says arrests, torture, executions and disappearances were rife during the 1964-85 military dictatorship.
A network of underground bunkers, previously used by former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, has opened to the public in Rome.
Work started on
A former aide of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet has been arrested.
Cristian Labbe , a retired colonel who later became mayor of Santiago has
Fresh details have emerged shedding more light on the public absence of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.
The firebrand dictator, who is in his early
A North Korean court has sentenced an American national to six-years hard labour for “hostile acts” against Pyongyang.
Matthew Miller, was arrested
A leading human rights activist in Argentina is to finally meet her 36-year-old grandson, kidnapped from the family under the country’s right-wing
Forty years after the Carnation Revolution freed Portugal from dictatorship, many Portuguese are in a different sort of straight jacket today
The son of former Libya leader Muammar Gaddafi has apologised to the country’s people for his past actions.
Saadi Gaddafi has been in a Tripoli
After half of century of military dictatorship, is Myanmar really on the road to democracy?
The country, also known as Burma, has started opening
The leader of Equatorial Guinea’s opposition in exile has accused the Spanish Football Federation of taking 15 million euros in return for playing a
Jovanka Broz, the woman who spent three decades as Yugoslavia’s First Lady, but more recently holed up in a crumbling house in isolation and near
Dozens of campaigners have gathered in central Madrid, calling for justice for family members who were victims of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco’s
Relatives of victims of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco’s rule celebrated on the streets of Buenos Aires after an Argentine judge ordered the
Clashes broke out in Chile early on Wednesday on the 40th anniversary of the country’s military coup.
In the capital, Santiago, riot police fired
The University of Santiago has symbolically graduated 39 Chilean students who were killed or disappeared at the start of country’s military
The death of former Argentine military leader Jorge Rafael Videla has been greeted with mixed feelings of relief and anguish.
He passed away in
The former dictator who led Argentina during its bloodiest period, Jorge Rafael Videla has died in prison aged 87.
Videla was jailed in 2010 for