"“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
Sotheby’s auction house is offering Picasso’s “Man with the Opera Hat”, valued at more than 800,000 euros, for sale via an online raffle.
Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, is a lively city, with over 10,000 years of history and civilisation.
The city and island’s cultural heritage is
A painting by Francis Bacon became the most expensive work of art ever sold when it fetched $142.4 million (€106m).
The work, of Bacon’s friend and
Spanish National Police have arrested a man described as the most active graffiti artist in Madrid’s Metro system, a 31-year-old Spaniard known as
Rare Chinese artefacts, dating as far back as 1,200 years, are going on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Hollywood action man Sylvester Stallone is grabbing the limelight once again but not for his acting. This time its for his art work.
Six of his
A Romanian man who admitted stealing masterpieces by Gauguin, Monet and Picasso from a Dutch museum says he wants to take the museum to court.
Six Romanians charged with stealing several paintings, including a Picasso and a Monet, from a Dutch museum have pleaded guilty.
But they have said
A painting long-thought to be a fake has been confirmed as a piece by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh.
The work – called ‘Sunset at Montmajour’ and
It was the face that launched a thousand tweets. The touch-up of the Ecce Homo fresco which was dubbed ‘Monkey Christ’ has become a money-spinner for
Suspects in the theft of seven artworks have said they will hand over paintings if their trial is moved from Romania to the Netherlands, according to
The works of seven modern masters are unlikely to hang in public view again. Some of the paintings reckoned to be among the most important of the
For the first time, a portrait of Rembrandt’s wife can be seen in a Dutch museum.
The painting, dated around 1635, is currently on loan from the
Every year the northern Moroccan town of Assilah organises a mural painting festival, a springboard for the careers of many artists. Thirty five
A woman in Romania is believed to have burnt several stolen famous artworks worth tens of millions of dollars in her oven.
The paintings, including
Everyday, follow our selection of the best and worst the Internet can produce.
Last night, Greek public broadcaster, ERT was shut down, to save
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia is reclaiming one of Spain’s most famous sons with a new exhibition on Salvador Dali.
Dali is known
Rembrandt’s “Portrait of the Father,” has been returned to the Serbian museum from where it was stolen seven years ago.
Police found the painting
Police in France have arrested a woman at the Louvre-Lens for allegedly defacing one Eugene Delacroix’s most famous works.
The painting called “La
Impressionist master Pablo Picasso’s painting “Woman Seated by a Window” is to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London on February 5.