"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
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
Despite its rogue status in the international community, North Korea remains a magnet for tourists.
Here at Dandong, on the Chinese side of the
More than two dozen cannabis-selling coffee shops in the south of the Netherlands are to become private members clubs in a bid to keep out foreign
A British charity worker has won the so-called “best job in the world.”
For the next six months, Ben Southall, who’s 34 and from Hampshire in
Mexicans are not only worrying about their health but also their bank balances.
Airport traffic in the holiday resort of Cancun appears to be
For a country heavily dependent on tourism political unrest can be potentially devastating. Several countries have already advised their citizens not
The top tourist destination in the EU remains Spain, measured in per night stays in hotels, almost 270 million in 2008, although this was down by a
The joy of celebrating Christmas in the Holy Land is back. 2008 has already been bumper year with figures predicting 2009 will be even better after
The first flight has landed again at Thailand’s international airport in Bangkok, after a week long sit-in by anti-government protestors ended
It is unclear how heavy a toll the blockades will take on Thailand’s tourism industry. Some of the 100 or so thousand people who were unable to leave
Events in Thailand today look to have cleared the way for flights to resume, meaning an end to the misery for thousands of stranded holidaymakers