"Kurds believe they are worse off as part of Iraq."
research fellow at LSE's Middle East Centre
"Teníamos ganas de oír a la gente respirar aire nuevo y reír todos juntos"
"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
As European Union money has helped several films being shown at the Cannes Festival, officials have put in an appearance there to discuss
Russia has moved a step closer to reviving its civil aviation industry with the long awaited maiden test flight of the Sukhoi Superjet-100. The
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Spanish police investigating the bomb that exploded overnight in the Bilbao suburb of Getxo believe it contained 60 kilos of explosives.
Exactly a week after a powerful earthquake devastated the Chinese province of Sichuan, this vast nation of 1.3-billion people united to remember its
Teams of rescue and medical workers from China’s close neighbours and allies are already scattered around the Sichuan earthquake zone, but they will
Britain’s Parliament is tackling the controversial subject of human-animal embryo research. Critics call it ‘Frankenstein Science’, saying it is
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A treaty banning the use of cluster bombs – that is the aim of a conference which has just started in Ireland.
Representatives from more than 100
Cult band ‘Sparks’ have been testing the waters of rock, pop and electro music for close to forty years. Their latest innovation is a three-week
After six years of planning, Swiss inventor and aviation enthusiast Yves Rossy thrilled crowds earlier this month with a flight over the Alps in his
The long-awaited premiere of the new Indiana Jones film, “The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” has been held in Cannes, 19 years after the adventurer’s
Political and social themes have dominated the screens so far at the Cannes festival, but “A Christmas Tale” by French director Arnaud Desplechin
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Queuing for a sack of rice, bottled water, and plastic sheeting is a daily routine for Myanmar’s cyclone survivors. Meagre aid distribution is
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Both candidates vying for the Democrats’ US presidential candidacy have been drumming up last minute support in Kentucky and Oregon. Barack Obama is
China has begun three days of national mourning for the victims of the Sichuan earthquake. Flags are at half mast, there was a three minute silence
A prominent commander of the marxist FARC rebels in Colombia has surrendered according to officials in Bogota. Nelly Avila Moreno – known as Karina –
Osama bin Laden has called on Muslims to help lift the Israeli blockade on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip. An audio message apparently recorded by the Al
Violence against foreigners has intensified in South Africa, spreading from townships to the centre of Johannesburg. Over the weekend, angry mobs
China has begun three days of national mourning, with all flags at half mast, in memory of the more than 30,000 victims of the massive earthquake
British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has issued a last minute plea for MPs to back a controversial bill that goes before parliament today. In a
Could the Italian city of Naples be nearing a state of emergency due to a rubbish collection crisis that shows no signs of being resolved?
A car bomb has exploded in the town of Getxo, in the Basque region of Spain, causing no injuries but damaging nearby buildings. Officials said an