"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
"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
Saudi Arabian women have taken another large leap forward in their path to greater equality with at least eight female candidates winning seats in
Saudi Arabian women have made history on Saturday in their country by voting for the first time in local council elections. They have also been
Local elections in two areas in the disputed Donetsk region of Ukraine have been cancelled. Polls failed to open in the Kyiv controlled
Darth Vader is among the candidates vying for the post of Mayor in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa. He joins Peking Duck and a man calling himself
Henriette Reker, the mayoral candidate for the German city of Cologne who was attacked while campaigning has been elected with an absolute majority
A far-right populist party in Austria has scored its best ever results in the election for Vienna’s city hall. Support for The Freedom Party leaped
Voters go to the polls in Spain this weekend. They will elect leaders for 13 autonomous regions as well councillors in thousands of towns and cities
The so-called ‘traditional’ political parties have often faced criticism and ridicule for their attempts to harness the power of social media for
Barack Obama's former chief of staff has been re-elected for a second term as Mayor of Chicago
Setting the conditions in France for a “massive swing back to the right and centre”. That’s the view of centre-right UMP party leader Nicolas Sarkozy
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative UMP party and their allies have won the first round of French local elections, denying Marine Le
Initial exit polls suggest Le Pen's Front National has had a disappointing first round in the French elections, while Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP looks set to triumph.
Exit polls following the first round of regional elections in France suggest President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP Party will come out in the lead. The
Voting began on Sunday in the first round of French local elections where the far-right Front National (FN) hopes to come top and consolidate leader
Germany’s eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has made significant gains winning more than 10 percent of the vote in two German states –
Famous boxer and leader of the UDAR party Vitali Klychko has been sworn in as Mayor of Kyiv.
The ceremony was held in one of the government
Greece’s main opposition party Syriza is celebrating after recording a historic first in local elections.
The radical anti-austerity group fared
Voters in the former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia appear to have handed the conservative prime minister a third term in office.
Thousands of Turks took to the streets of Ankara on Tuesday to demand the partial recount in local elections that have unofficially given a decisive
Municipal election run-offs gutted the ruling Socialist Party led by President François Hollande. The French voted – when they bothered to vote at