"“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
Recep Tayyip Erdogan says if talks do not proceed according to plan, Turkey may hold its own referendum on EU membership.
Sergio Cantone talks with the Secretary of State of the Vatican on immigration in Europe and the conflict in Ukraine.
EU economic sanctions against Russia are to remain in place for another six months.
EU sanctions against Russia, which were due to expire in a few weeks, now look set to continue According to diplomatic sources who spoke to AFP, the European Union could renew sanctions for another si
The handover of Nadiya Savchenko in return for two Russian prisoners who were flown back to Moscow was cast as a humanitarian gesture by Vladimir…
Lawyers for Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was freed in Russia and brought home to Kyiv on Wednesday, have said they were not informed in advance about the prisoner exchange with two Russians w
An Italian marine, one of two being investigated by India over the killing of two fishermen, is being allowed to go home while international arbitration…
Budapest has reiterated its resistance to an automatic extension of EU sanctions on Russia.
In contrast to the rapturous scenes in Kyiv amid the return of freed Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko, it was a private welcome at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport for the two Russians freed by…
Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko arrived home to scenes of jubilation on Wednesday after her release by Russia in a prisoner swap and she promptly offered to fight again for Kyiv in its confl
US President Barack Obama has touched down in Japan, the last leg of his Asian tour ahead of the G7 summit.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will will meet US President Barack Obama before hosting this week's Group of Seven summit.
Spain’s former Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has called for national dialogue in Venezuela in effort to mediate in the country’s spiralling political…
Zhang Dejiang is the highest-ranking leader to visit the former British colony since democracy protests broke out in 2014.
Israeli officials say efforts to restore full diplomatic ties with Turkey must now wait until a new government is formed in Ankara. Relations were
In Berlin, the German and French foreign ministers are meeting UN envoy Staffan de Mistura and Riad Hijab from the Syrian opposition.
Greek Cypriots will no longer require visas to visit Turkey under a new deal agreed between the EU and Ankara. The move is be part of a wider
Palestinian leaders have condemned the Eurovision Song Contest for its decision to prevent their flag from being flown during the annual event later
The do’s and dont’s of political survival were set out by Jack Straw, former UK Foreign Secretary at the Eurasian Media Forum in Kazakhstan.