"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
"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
Forest fires are continuing to rage across southern Europe, with northern and eastern Spain being particularly badly hit. The death toll stands at
The leaders of Spain and Portugal have inaugurated a joint scientific research facility they hope will become a world leader in technology on a
Portugal’s Economy Minister has resigned after making an offensive gesture in parliament at a political opponent.
Manuel Pinho represented two
Five former executives at a major Portuguese bank have been charged with fraud and manipulating the markets in an inquiry involving offshore
The organisation that looks after the world’s whales, has begun its annual meeting in Madeira.
The crunch issue – the number of animals allowed
Holidaymakers can look forward to a dip in clean waters in the vast majority of the EU’s beaches this summer, but a report on bathing water quality
At the finishing post of the Portuguese EU elections, the governing Socialists have fallen behind the opposition conservative Social Democrats
The Socialist Party led by Portugal’s Prime Minister Jose Socrates looks to have been dealt a severe blow by the centre-right.
The partial results
the Spanish conservative party has narrowly beaten the ruling socialist party in the European Parliament elections, according to exit polls. In terms
More than 50,000 teachers have been marching through the streets of Lisbon to protest against the socialist government’s plans to shake up Portugal’s
Portugal has begun its campaigning for the European Parliamentary elections. Only eight percent of the Portuguese know the ballot for them will be
Spain and Portuguals’ Socialist Prime Ministers have organised joint electoral rallies in a show of transnational unity ahead of the European
Urgent talks involving politicians, local groups and the police are underway in Portugal, after a third night of rioting outside Lisbon. At least
Classical music was brought into play for Portugese Fado superstar Misia’s (MI-sia) latest musical project taking her native songform into new
This year, out of more than 800 cartoons from 72 countries entered for the 5th “World Press Cartoon” competition, the Grand Prix was won by Mexican
A defaced poster for information about Madeleine McCann speaks volumes about local feeling in Praia da Luz.
It is two years today since the four
The British toddler Madeleine McCann disappeared in Portugal two years ago today. Her family have never given up hope of finding her, and have
May Day protests in Lisbon turned personal, with a Socialist Euro-candidate jostled and accused of being a closet capitalist. Ironically, Vital
The museum at Porto in northern Portugal features the work of the Welsh artist Bethan Huws – deeply rooted in the beginnings of modern art.And the
Demanding more jobs, more rights and better salaries, up to 200,000 people have marched in Lisbon in what unions say is the biggest protest of its