"“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
Reform agendas laid out by Merkel and Macron require the buy-in of a German electorate that is moving in the opposite direction, writes Hans-Helmut Kotz
If history does indeed move in cycles, May’s brand of backward-looking politics will be swept aside, writes Mark Leonard
A selection of some of the videos seen on Twitter throughout the day
From separate identities to social justice, independence supporters reveal why they want to leave Spain
Permitting votes on secession is not a democratic act; it is an attack on democracy, writes Ana Palacio
Macron may be trying to achieve too much at once, but a more democratic, dynamic and united EU is a prize worth fighting for
Both sides involved in the intricate negotiations arranging the UK's withdrawal - or "Brexit" - from the EU have welcomed a "new dynamic" in the negotiations.
The next German government will have a chance to lay the groundwork for the country's future prosperity, but policymakers will have to act neither rashly nor reticently.
AfD co-founder Frauke Petry dropped the bombshell just hours after her party achieved an historic result in the German elections
Europe is a continent that once exported war and turmoil, but that now wants to protect itself from its neighbors’ problems.
What is German Chancellor Angela Merkel's special move, and will it be enough to defeat her rivals?
"It wasn't just an escape, it was a major IRA operation.”
An inflationary bubble in Eastern Europe, coupled with the dismantling of border controls, could destabilize the entire EU and create a fresh wave of economic migrants into Central Europe
North Korea ups the ante by threatening an H-bomb test in the Pacific, while Kim Jong-un calls President Trump a "dotard" he will "tame with fire".
Many commentators attribute "rationality" to Kim's regime but it is hard to see how he wins by escalating tensions
The relatively weak support for populist parties in German elections obscures an undercurrent of dissatisfaction in society
Italian journalist claims to have uncovered documents linking the Vatican to girl's disappearance
The European Union should use political and economic tools to bring judicial autonomy to Poland
The European State of the Union speech set out an ambitious future but lacked detail.
Juncker gives his opinions on key issues affecting Muslims living in Europe