"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 people of Iceland have been celebrating getting their point across to their politicians.
The public voted loud and clear in a referendum
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The money has been owed
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Nearly 70 percent in
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A symbolic vote designed to test the Catalan public’s appetite for independence from Spain is underway in the region.
As many as 700,000 people
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It was a proposal by the Swiss People’s Party. They argued
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Switzerland is voting in a double referendum that is likely to have a significant effect on the country’s image abroad.
The first measure to be
With Ireland having made its voice loud and clear on the Lisbon Treaty, attention now switches to the Czech Republic and Poland, which have yet to
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