"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,”"
A 400-year-old botany book contains what could be the only known portrait of William Shakespeare made in his own life time. 'Authentic image of
British crime writer Ruth Rendell has died at the age of 85. She was perhaps best known for the Detective Chief Inspector Wexford series of books
Europe’s babel-like patchwork of languages has, on the face of it, made communication and understanding a constant issue. To deal with it the EU has
In this bonus interview we chat to David Konečný, photographer for Czech publishing house Vetrne Mlyny. Find out more about a project to boost the
Eduardo Galeano, an anti-capitalist, leading voice of the Latin American left, has died in Montevideo, aged 74. Perhaps best known for his 1971 book
Controversial German author Günter Grass has died at the age of 87. His publisher said he passed away at a clinic in Leubeck in northern Germany on
German novelist and Nobel Prize winner Guenter Grass has died, aged 87. He was best known for works such as “The Tin Drum.” Grass was born in the
Sweden is mourning the death of one of its most famous literary figures, the Nobel Prize-winning poet Tomas Transtromer. Members of the Nobel academy
An major explosion in New York’s East Village has injured around 20 people and caused the collapse of two apartment buildings. At least four of the
It is set to become a shrine for literary pilgrims worldwide. For underneath a 17th century convent in Madrid, investigators believe they have found
Chilean writer Luis Sepulveda has been taken to a hospital in Italy’s north-eastern city of Pordenone, where he was taking part in a festival. On
British writer Terry Pratchett has died aged 66, his publishers have announced. They released a statement on social media saying: “It is with
Terry Pratchett, the British author of the popular “Discworld” series of fantasy novels, has died of a form of Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 66
Thousands gathered in Istanbul on Monday to say a final farewell to Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey’s best-known writers. The works of the 91-year-old
Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey’s best-known writers, has died at the age of 92. He passed away in hospital in Istanbul following respiratory and organ
He’s best known for inventing literature’s most famous spy. But 50 years ago, James Bond creator Ian Fleming also wrote a bedtime story for his son
The joys and benefits of reading have been apparent down through the ages, but in the internet age some fear literature is losing its allure
Excavations in the crypt of a Madrid church to recover the remains of celebrated author Miguel de Cervantes have uncovered bone fragments and coffin
Valerie Trierweiler, the former partner of the French president will see her kiss-and-tell book transferred to the big screen. The film rights to
How can traditional myths and tales help children learn? Is there a place for them in the classroom? In this edition of Learning World we explore the