"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
Africa’s oldest president has secured a further five years in office. Robert Mugabe, 89, has won 61 percent of Zimbabwe’s presidential vote
Iran is a country where the ruling class seems to thrive on hostility to the west and where much of the population is repressed, and living in dire
Winners of Sunday’s parliamentary election in Bulgaria, the centre-right GERB party, want the result cancelled because of possible irregularities
Bulgaria goes to the polls today amid voter apathy and claims of fraud. On the eve of the election protesters gathered outside the country’s
Initial indications are that Egyptians have given their backing to a controversial new constitution.
The first round of voting in a referendum on
Opposition leaders in Ukraine are urging their supporters to stay on the streets and protest, claiming the recent election was rigged by the
There is confusion over the counting of votes in many key regions in Ukraine, several days after the parliamentary elections there.
Accusations of electoral fraud continue to be levelled following Sunday’s election in Ukraine.
A district office in Kiev was blocked on Tuesday
Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich’s ruling party looked set to secure a parliamentary majority on Monday, despite international monitors
A European team monitoring Ukraine’s election on Sunday says the country has taken “a step backwards” compared with the 2010 presidential vote.
An online poll to elect members of an opposition council in Russia has been extended until Monday night.
It comes after claims that the system was
What is being billed as Russia’s largest ever internet election is said to have been attacked by hackers.Critics of President Vladimir Putin are
Turnout has reportedly been low in the Russian local and regional elections, but that has not stopped President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party
Enrique Pena Nieto can now be sworn in as Mexico’s new president following a ruling by the country’s election tribunal.
Seven judges decided that
On the latest stage of her African tour, Hillary Clinton has urged Kenya to hold free and fair elections and to be a role model for the
The decision by Egypt’s Supreme Court to dissolve parliament has led to fears that elements of the old regime are trying to cling onto power.
Ali Laskri, the leader of the Algerian opposition Socialist Front Forces, has given his damning verdict on the country’s parliamentary election.
There was tension on the streets of Astrakhan in Russia’s biggest post election protest outside Moscow. Anti-Putin demonstrators marched in support
Rallies are due to take place on Saturday in support of a Russian politician who is on hunger strike after disputing local election results. Oleg
There was solidarity on the streets of the Russian city of Astrakhan. As demonstrators took part in an unlicensed march scuffles with the police