"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,”"
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Security is tight in Brussels as the city prepares to celebrate its National Day on Thursday.
France has closed its diplomatic missions until further notice in Turkey’s two main cities – Ankara and Istanbul – due to security concerns.
Kazakhstan is celebrating its ancient roots with around 100 events across the country marking the @550th anniversary of the Kazakh
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
France is today putting its feet up to mark Pentecost today – one of a dozen public holidays the country will enjoy in 2015.
But how does France –
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Barack Obama is the first US president to be guest of honour at India's annual Republic Day parade, a flamboyant display of the South Asian nation's military might and cultural diversity.
It may be a micro-state but Monaco held a big party for its National Day, and Prince Albert had some good news for the crowds as well. He and
Azerbaijan celebrates its 5th National Flag Day and the upcoming Baku 2015 European Games – billed as “the first ever major multi-sport event for the
Tens of thousands took to the streets of Moscow to mark Unity Day. This year the parade had a distinct flavour of defiance against the West.
“Let them tear it down if they can. They ordered its suspension, yet they can’t stop this building. I’ll be opening it; I’ll be moving in and using
An estimated half a million people packed the streets of Barcelona on Thursday to call for Catalonia to be separated from Spain.
Hundreds of thousands of Catalans have taken to the streets of Barcelona to demand the right to vote on separation from Spain.
As Scotland’s referendum on independence approaches, separatist politicians in the Spanish region of Catalonia hope it could add momentum to their
September 11 is Catelonia’s “Diada”, its national day.
This year as always dignitaries mark the fallen in past disputes. But today’s battle is with
Ukraine celebrated its independence from the Soviet Union on Sunday. During a ceremony marking Independence Day, President Petro Poroshenko vowed to
Americans celebrate 238th anniversary of the nation’s independence.
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Budapest marking Hungary’s National Day and the failed anti-Soviet uprising of 1956.
Crown Prince Felipe has replaced his ailing father at Spain’s National Day parade – inspecting troops in an austerity-hit show of military
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