"“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
The human rights lawyer said the vote at the United Nations General Assembly represents an opportunity for victims of the militant group to "finally get their day in court".
US and Bangladesh call for an end to Myanmar violence.
The conflict between Myanmar authorities and the Rohingya community has caused approximately 18 500 refugees to flee in less than a week
Companies will need to make sure employees are aware in advance of management monitoring of their work email accounts after a landmark privacy ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.
There have been angry scenes in Argentina as tens of thousands of protesters gathered to call for a missing indigenous rights activist to be found.
A Tanzanian court has charged 32 people with murder after five women suspected of witchcraft were beaten to death, and their corpses burned, in a move which could help to deter such killings.
Milestone for women in Chile as constitutional court backs law easing abortion restrictions
state of the union
There will no longer be a safety net for Warsaw regarding its judicial reforms.
Protesters in Brussels on Tuesday called for the release of human rights activists arrested in Turkey, as foreign minister Cavusoglu met with EU foreign affairs chief Federica…
"We are increasingly reluctant to allow our own vision of civil liberties and human rights to shape our foreign policies, owing to the potential commercial costs."
A Cairo criminal court has sentenced to death 28 people over the 2015 killing of Egypt's top prosecutor
Turkey has reacted angrily to pressure from Germany to release the six human rights activists it is continuing to hold in pre-trial detention, one of them a German national.
Amnesty International is calling for an independent investigation into the torture of prisoners in Cameroon.
Turkey releases four of ten detained Amnesty International activists but holds on to the other six while it investigates terror related charges
The group has been detained pending trial for membership of a terrorist organisation
A handful of former Latin American presidents arrived in Venezuela on Saturday (July 15) in anticipation of observing an opposition-organized
The body of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died this week from cancer has been cremated in China.
Hundreds have gathered in Hong Kong to pay their respects at a vigil for Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace laureate and political prisoner who died on
As Turkey’s government prepares to commemorate thwarting the attempted overthrow of President Tayyip Erdogan, around 50,000 people remain in jail
In this episode: Belgium’s ban on Islamic veils are ruled to be legal; the British Foreign Secretary dismisses talk of a Brexit bill, and Ukraine hosts an EU-Kiev…