"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
"What these people did for each other says far more about who we are as Americans than the cowardly acts of a killer ever could"
Sarah Huckerbee Sanders
White House press secretary
Romanian justice minister resigns over corruption decree and public outrage
*NB: an updated version of Thursday’s events in Romania is available here.
Dutch justice minister quits over cash deal with drugs trafficker
Martin McGuinness former IRA leader quits politics
Last minute diplomatic efforts by Mauritania to persuade Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh to step down appear to have failed.
Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister Martin McGuinness has resigned from office in protest over his power-sharing partner’s handling of a botched energy…
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s political capital.
Brussels is still reeling from the British ambassador’s to the EU’s shock resignation on Tuesday.
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
New Year's Eve did not prevent thousands of people to rally in Seoul against Park Geun-hye, demanding the president's resignation over a corruption scandal.
Talks begin in Italy on Thursday to try to end the country’s political crisis.
As promised, Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has formally tendered his resignation to the president.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has officially tendering his resignation, stepping down after losing a referendum on Sunday.
Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has agreed to stay in office for a few more days after talks at the presidential palace.
America’s top spy, the US’ Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, has resigned.
Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic has resigned after twenty five years in power.
Britain’s UK Independence party or UKIP has lost its new leader after only 18 days.
The embattled leader of Spain’s opposition Socialists resigned on Saturday, clearing the way for a possible end to nine months of political deadlock in the…
Sam Allardyce spoke to the media for the first time since his resignation as head coach England on Tuesday evening.
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down as the MP for Witney, seemingly ending his political career.