"“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
The American space shuttle Endeavour has lifted off on its final mission.
With the earth pointing in the optimum direction the orbiter left Kennedy
The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 16, 2011. Endeavour carried six astronauts into
NASA space shuttle Endeavour has launched on its 25th and final mission, the 134th since the shuttle program began in 1981. It is the next-to-last
Parting is such sweet sorrow, according to the quotation from Shakespeare.
But at least when Endeavour comes back from its trip into orbit this
The focus of this week’s i-talk, Euronews’ new programme presented by “Mr. Europe” Alex Taylor, is the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s trip to
The symbolic statue ‘Manneken Pis’ in Brussels was dressed as a cosmonaut to honour the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first man in
It may look like a rusty ball but the Vostok 3KA-2 capsule is part of Soviet space history – and now it is heading home.
With a live dog and a
From piles of flowers laid in the city’s Gagarin Square to space cadet swearing-in ceremonies in the Cosmonaut Memorial museum, Russia proudly
Six years after his space flight, Yuri Gagarin was killed in a plane crash during a training flight. His eldest daughter Elena is now the director
In 1961, for the first time, a man left earth and travelled into space.
Yuri Gagarin was born in 1934 to a peasant family in western Russia. He
Russians have begun a series of celebrations to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first ever manned space flight.
Officials in Moscow
This week 50 years ago, for the first time in human history, a man left the Earth and travelled in space. Who was Yuri Gagarin, how did that flight
Half a century after the first manned flight into space, a Soyuz rocket has blasted off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on a mission to the orbiting
A Russian Soyuz-21 spacecraft is going through final pre-flight checks at the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.
The crew, which includes an
After almost 20 years of loyal service, space shuttle Endeavour is set to blast off for a final mission on 29 April.
NASA is planning one last