"“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
Volkswagen’s shares jumped on Thursday following its agreement to buy the remaining half of Porsche. The sports car maker’s shares also rose
Microsoft has admitted an online advertising agency it bought five years ago is – in essence – worthless.
It will write off the value of the
A quartet of Russian billionaires and the Kremlin may soon fight it out over BP’s 50 percent share in the country’s third-largest oil producer
Yahoo is selling half of its 40% stake in the dominant Chinese e-retailer Alibaba back to its founder, Jack Ma, for just over five and a half billion
France Telecom suffered an 8.1 percent fall in operating profit and sales slipped in the first quarter of the year.
It, and the other established
Swiss group Nestle is to buy US drugmaker Pfizer’s baby food business.
The world’s biggest food company will have to pay more than it had expected
PSA Peugeot Citroen is reportedly talking to General Motors about a broad manufacturing alliance.
The idea is to reduce their losses in Europe and
No sooner was the biggest ever merger in the mining sector announced than it met opposition.
Miner Xstrata is to be taken over by commodities
Mining group Xstrata and commodities trader Glencore have confirmed they are in merger talks.
The all-share deal between the two Swiss-based
Competition regulators in Brussels have blocked the merger that would have created the world’s biggest stock and derivatives exchange.
Germany’s ThyssenKrupp and Finland’s Outokumpu are in talks over a possible merger of their stainless steel businesses.
It would be a long-expected
The merger of Germany’s Deutsche Boerse and the US-European stock exchanges NYSE Euronext looks set to be blocked.
EU Competition Commissioner