"The huge amount of spatial debris that is generated is a real problem for active satellites."
Italian Space Agency
""It was the start of the conquest of space by the Soviets, which nobody was expecting""
Former ESA Director of Science
"We need new initiatives at the European level to deepen the functioning of the monetary union."
Vice- President, ECB
"I agree with the Trump policy about putting additional requests to China, because China can do more."
Former US Secretary of State
"France and Germany shouldn't be bullying the other 26."
MEP, Christian Democrats
"The tradition comes from the shepherds, who cooked their meat with dasarashi, between two slates."
Chef, Gabala Khanlar
"There’s one thing architects and politicians have in common: they both love big, expensive projects."
"There is no war in Senegal. But when you wake up in the morning and you have nothing to eat, this, too, is a kind of daily battle."
The Lyon music festival Nuits Sonores welcomed for the first time in France the legendary Body and Soul. The group from New York was created in 1996
The New Street and the system of Palaces dei Rolli, or Lists in the Italian city of Genoa became a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2006. It preserves the
Ever faster rises in crude prices are prompting the question – are we heading for a new oil crisis? Oil has been hitting new record highs virtually
Citigroup, the biggest bank in the US, has said it plans to sell almost 260 billion euros worth of assets. That is nearly 20% of its total assets
Italy has paid hommage to Aldo Moro, the politician assassinated thirty years ago by the Red Brigades. An official ceremony was held in the exact
Belgium’s French-speaking politicians have managed to delay a showdown with their Dutch-speaking colleagues that threatens to split the country in
Jean-Pierre Jouyet is the French Minister for European affairs. He is currently preparing for when France takes over the EU’s rotating presidency on
Kosovar Albanians have protested against Serbian election votes being cast in their new state, which declared independence in February.
Sunday’s tight election race between Serbian nationalist radicals and pro-western democrats is seen as the most crucial vote in the country since
The UN’s food agency has suspended aid flights to Mynamar after the military government seized two deliveries intended for victims of the recent
This week’s fighting in Beirut erupted after the government launched a legal crackdown on Hizbollah’s military communications network – a move
Thirty years ago this month, the extreme left terrorist group, the Red Brigades murdered former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro who they’d kidnapped
Hizbollah has tightened its grip on western districts of Beirut as relative calm returns to the streets.
Lebanese army tanks and soldiers have
Heading to Georgia to breathe life into flagging relations with Russia, a group of European Union foreign ministers will fly east in a couple of
Microsoft says it is appealing against another record fine – this one 899 million euros – imposed by the European Commission because Microsoft
Europe Day has been celebrated in both the European institutions and in cities across the continent. In Lisbon, Portugal’s president Anibal Cavaco
Hezbollah militants and their Shi’ite allies from the Amal group overran some predominantly Muslim districts in western Beirut in fighting yesterday
There are mounting concerns for victims of the recent cyclone in Myanmar as the country’s military rulers say they will accept foreign aid, but not
Russia celebrated Victory Day today with a show of military might not seen since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The annual parade marks the
Israel’s prime minister Ehud Olmert has admitted accepting cash from a US businessman, but says he never took a penny for himself. He says the money
The Lebanese army has been retaking control of parts of Beirut seized by Hizbollah in fighting yesterday. At least least 11 people died in clashes
Unemployment has risen in Spain, and at the same time the competition for jobs. The Spaniards complain the Portuguese are accepting substandard
Campaigning in the Serbian general election has ended with two cooling off days before the vote on Sunday.
Facing a strong challenge according to
Belgian prime minister Yves Leterme appears to have won a stay of execution for his government, but the country remains threatened with
At least 10 people have died as violent clashes erupted in Beirut, after Hezb’ullah said the government had declared outright war. Rival groups
A defiant Ehud Olmert says he has not taken bribes, and will only resign if indicted on criminal charges.
The Israeli prime minister went on
The leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq has been captured according to Defence Ministry officials there. The detained suspect is said to be an Egyptian called