"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
The International Olympic committee will decide the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday in Kuala Lumpur. The IOC members will choose
The International Olympic Committee’s Evaluation commission visited the proposed venues and sites in Beijing on Tuesday. Headed by Russian member
Beijing officials on Tuesday handed over their bid to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics. Dozens of boxes containing Beijing’s financial and construction
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that an immediate review into possible sport and venue changes for the 2018 and 2020 Games
The head of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Kim Jin-Sun has resigned from his position.
Jin-Sun said he believes the committee needs new
After weeks of negativity about security and costs, the Winter Games came to a close in Sochi on Sunday with initial criticism giving way to stories
The Sochi Winter Olympics have ended in a historic triumph for the host country. Russia has topped the board with 33 medals: 13 gold, 11 silver, 9
The Winter Games in Sochi are coming to an end, and on the penultimate day of the Olympics seven sets of medals were at stake.
Ukraine produced a stunning performance to clinch the women’s 4×6-kilometer biathlon relay on Friday, their first gold medal at the Sochi
Our Sochi Winter Olympics roundup for Day 15 starts with a story which appears to be dividing the Ukrainian Team.
Some members have reportedly
Veteran Ted Ligety produced yet another flawless run to clinch the giant slalom at the Sochi Games on Wednesday, becoming the first American man to
In the women’s biathlon, Belarus’ Daria Domracheva is fast becoming one of the standout performers of the Sochi games after Monday’s
The first of Sunday’s medals in Sochi were in Alpine skiing in Super-G track. Gold went to Norway, but not round the neck of Aksel
Day eight of the Winter Olympics brought more warm sunshine to the Black Sea coast where there were seven finals.
In Alpine skiing, Austrian Anna
Martin Fourcade of France produced a masterful performance to win the men’s biathlon 20 kilometre race to add another gold to his collection in Sochi
The fifth day of competition in Sochi will go down in the history books as for the first time ever at a Winter Olympics an Alpine skiing gold medal
Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin and Slovenia’s Tina Maze tied for women’s downhill gold on Wednesday in a thrilling first for Olympic Alpine skiing
One of the most highly-anticipated events of the Games is the men’s Ice Hockey tournament.
Russia and its NHL stars such as Ovechkin, Datsuk and
Austria’s Matthias Mayer produced a stunning performance to take gold in the men’s Olympic downhill in Sochi on Sunday.
The 23-year-old, competing
Tickets for the Winter Olympics appear to be as difficult to come by as winning a gold medal.
Hundreds of fans have been queuing daily at the