"“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
Choi was at the centre of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite
Despite earlier hints that he had recordings of conversations with the sacked FBI chief, the US president says he did not make any.
Brazilian President Michel Temer says he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to an ex-lawmaker jailed for corruption.
Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has met with his Cypriot counterpart on Thursday.
US President Donald Trump has claimed that no politician in history has been treated worse than him.
Amid doubts over the sacking of FBI director Comey and attempts to influence the investigation into the Trump campaign, President Trump is facing questions about…
Worries about political turmoil in the United States led investors to sell shares on Wednesday. The dollar also lost value against other currencies.
An in-depth look at those in the running to be the next FBI chief
The newly-elected South Korean leader hopes to defuse tensions by visiting the North 'if the conditions are right'
Germany’s defence minister has come under fire over a scandal involving an army lieutenant who is accused of plotting a gun attack while posing as a Syrian…
The far right Front National leader Marine Le Pen is accused of fiddling European parliamentary expenses.
The US Congress’ Senate Intelligence Committee has reportedly turned down Michael Flynn’s request for immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony.
On Friday Flynn's lawyer's request that he be made immune from prosecution in exchange for testifying to Congress was turned down.
South Korea’s ousted president Park Geun-hye has reportedly been arrested.
French magistrates have placed the wife of presidential candidate Francois Fillon under formal investigation over allegations that he paid her for a fake parliamentary…
If a court decides there is enough evidence for the warrant, the 65-year-old could spend up to 20 days in a cell, while being investigated on criminal charges including bribery and corruption.
It was all change on Wednesday in one of the top jobs in French government.
Bruno Le Roux denies he has done anything wrong but says he does not want the scandal to affect the government's work.
Bruno Le Roux is facing investigation following allegations he hired his daughters for summer jobs while they were students.
Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-hye has been question by prosecutors over a corruption scandal which has cost her the presidency.