"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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The Colombian Congress has passed a law offering amnesty to thousands of FARC rebels laying down their arms.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that Israel must halt the construction of settlements in the West Bank before peace talks can begin.
Israel's prime minister has denounced a speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry which said settlement building is holding back peace.
Speaking in Washington, the US Secretary of State said that the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank endangers peace.
Reports say the plan aims to expand the ceasefire that was put in place in Aleppo to allow for civilian and rebel evacuations
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Santos collects Nobel Prize in Oslo for deal with FARC Quotes anti-war song by Bob Dylan, 2016 literature winner Hopes Colombian deal can inspire peace talks elsewhere Colombian President Juan Ma
Juan Manuel Santos spoke from Norway on the eve of receiving the award, saying it helped spur the push for peace.
The new accord approved by Congress gives the country's largest rebel group six months to abandon its weapons.
The initial agreement with the rebel group was rejected in a national referendum in October.
Colombia's Congress will ratify the revised peace deal with the FARC, but Alvaro Uribe leads opposition calling for fresh popular vote.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono have signed another, revised peace deal.
They say it is still too lax on those guilty of serious crimes and want it ratified by another referendum, not voted by Congress as is the plan.
In September, and after four years of talks, members of the FARC rebel group unanimously agree to a peace deal with the government of Colombia.
The Colombian government and FARC rebels have agreed to sign a revised peace deal after the last one was rejected in a referendum.
The Colombian government and FARC rebel group have agreed new terms to end a deadly 52-year war.
Colombia’s government and FARC rebels have been back at the negotiating table in the Cuban capital Havana.
Colombia’s delayed peace talks with Marxist ELN rebels at the last minute – demanding that a politician, held captive for six months, is freed.
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the daily news stories making headlines around Europe.
EU foreign ministers urged Russia and Syria to end their bombing of Aleppo, warning the attacks “may amount to war crimes.
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