"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,”"
Classic cars and bikes and wax works of their famous owners, from Joseph Stalin to Mikhail Gorbechev, have gone on show in Bulgaria. The Varna Retro
Document shows how US Air Force proposed to drop atomic weapons on densly populated areas and target civilians in big cities.
Set in Estonia in the 1950s, ‘The Fencer’ is the Finnish contender for an Oscar nomination in the Foreign Film category and it has already received a
NATO has just released extremely-detailed figures on its members’ spending on defence.
To save you getting drowned in the depth of the data, we’ve
The news that Russia could lose the 2018 World Cup if there is evidence Moscow has paid bribes to obtain the award threatens to strain further the
Ten crocodiles with a rich heritage dating back to the Cold War return to Cuba. Their parents were Castro and Hilly presented by Fidel Castro to the
As part of our series of articles on how World War II changed forever the countries that fought it, Natalia Marshalkovich looks at the Soviet Union
A march to mark 25 years of independence: Lithuanians turned out for commemorations of the Soviet exit amid warnings their freedom could once again
The pope has praised one of his predecessors, John Paul II, for his role in the fall of the Berlin Wall – and appealed for the construction of
It is one of Berlin’s most potent reminders of the Cold War.
Built by the American National Security Agency in the 1960’s, the listening towers on
Russia has asked Lithuania to help in its search for deserters from the former Soviet army going back more than 20 years.
Moscow wants to prosecute
Beneath the new memorial to the 100 civilians who died during the Maidan protests in Kyiv, President Petro Poroshenko led the Independence day
Poland has been marking the 70th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
It began on August 1 as
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has hailed Eduard Shevardnadze’s “great contribution to perestroika policies”.
Shevardnadze, who has died
Former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze has died at the age of 86.
Shevardnadze straddled the world stage as Soviet President Mikhail
As the West prepares to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, voices are being raised to stress the colossal role played by Russia
The Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his country will never recognise Russia’s annexation of Crimea – and warns that he believes
Soviet-era dissident Natalya Gorbanevskaya has died in Paris at the age of 77.
The poet and translator was best remembered for her protest in
The poorest of the former Soviet republics is holding elections this Wednesday to decide the president of Tajikistan. The Central Asian country’s
In a field on the outskirts of Kiev, the World War II battle for the city has once again been fought between Soviet troops and the German army