"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“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
"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,”"
The former leader of the outlawed Basque separatist party Batasuna, Arnaldo Otegi, was greeted by supporters shouting independence
Taiwan has gone to the polls in elections which could prove crucial to its future relations with China. Outgoing president Ma Ying-jeou and his
Amid waning party support, acting President of Catalonia, Artur Mas says he will step down as the Spanish region’s pro-independence leader
Thousands of Algerians have flooded the home village of opposition leader Hocine Ait Ahmed for his funeral. Ahmed, one of the heroes of Algeria’s
Kurdish groups in southeastern Turkey are calling for self-rule. It follows a summit of the Democratic People’s Congress (DTK), a coalition of
Hocine Ait Ahmed, one of he heroes of Algeria’s war of independence against France has died in Switzerland at the age of 89, official sources said
Angola celebrates 40 years of independence on 11 November. Angola achieved independence on 11 November 1975. The first president of the then People’s
Madrid says it will file an appeal with the Constitutional Court following the Catalan parliament’s vote in favour of initiating proceedings for
Catalonia may have voted, but despite the fact that the separatist groups won 72 seats, uncertainties remain. The grouping Junts pel Si or Togther
Spain’s Prime Minister has ruled out independence talks for Catalonia after separatist parties won an absolute majority in Sunday’s regional
Independence parties gain majority in regional parliament but narrowly fail to secure crucial 50% of popular vote.
Campaigning has come to an end in the Spanish region of Catalonia ahead of Sunday’s decisive elections. Many consider the poll a proxy vote on
Ukraine is marking 24 years of independence from Soviet rule. There have been ceremonies in the centre of Kiev, including a show of military might
Afghanistan has been celebrating the 96th anniversary of its independence under tightened security. Kabul has summoned Pakistan’s ambassador to
Singapore has been celebrating 50 years of independence, with a weekend of events. President Tony Tan was among those marking the landmark. A fly
The Spanish Prime Minister said on Tuesday that no one is going to break up the country. Mariano Rajoy was reacting to the Catalan president’s claim
Stormy weather and security concerns did nothing to dampen the spirits as Americans gathered on the streets to celebrate Independence Day. Happy
The French tall ship Hermione has crossed the Atlantic and arrived in Yorktown in the USA. It is a replica of the boat that took 5,500 French troops
The woman who propelled the pro-independence Scottish National Party to win 56 seats in the United Kingdom parliament in Westminster in May is