"“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
As the media spotlight shines on Northern Ireland for the G8 summits, activists have taken their campaigns to Ulster.
Police arrested unauthorised
Anti-hunger campaigners chartered two large Viking boats on a lake in Northern Ireland as part of a protest against tax evasion.
The three ‘T’s – trade, transparency and tax – look likely to be usurped by Syria as the topic of the day at the G8 summit, which has opened in
An 8,000 strong police force is tightening security ahead of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland next week.
It is being called the largest police
Protesters have been organising against the G8 summit which is being hosted in Northern Ireland on Monday and Tuesday. In London, one week ahead
Police in riot gear raided a central London building on Tuesday where activists from the anti-G8 group, Stop G8, were meeting ahead of a
Foreign ministers at the G8 meeting in London have resolved to work together to end sexual violence in combat zones. The declaration calls for urgent
North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons has been condemned in the “strongest possible terms” by G8 Foreign Ministers.
At the meeting in
The United Kingdom has the presidency of G8 this year. Eight foreign ministers and an EU representative have the opportunity to discuss a wide range
The crises in Syria and North Korea are set to be top the agenda at a pre-G8 summit meeting in London on Wednesday and Thursday.
Italy’s high court has upheld the convictions of senior police officers found guilty of beating protesters and then orchestrating a cover-up during
World leaders at the G8 summit in the US presented a united front over Greece by pledging to keep it in the eurozone.
The politicians wrapped up
President Barack Obama says there is an emerging consensus that more must be done to promote growth in the eurozone and to boost confidence.
There were protests in Maryland where the demonstrators anger was aimed at the G8 leaders who have invited four African heads of state to the summit
US President Barack Obama will use the G8 summit in Maryland on Saturday to push EU leaders to to focus on economic growth rather than
The leaders of the world’s industrial powers are calling on the private sector to help fight hunger and malnutrition in the developing world.
For such a gathering of world leaders taking place on their doorstep the people of Thurmont, Maryland seemed unmoved.
Conferences like the G8 have
The leaders the world’s largest economies, including the new French president, are meeting in the United States this weekend for the G8 conference
As the G8 assembles in the remote Camp David setting in Maryland, far from the eyes of the world’s press, the world’s problems press in.
Top of the
Camp David will be a hub of activity on Friday when leaders from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Canada and the EU converge on Washington