"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."
Zimbabwe’s Opposition leader has been trying to get his message across despite mounting difficulties.
Morgan Tsvangirai is contesting the 27 June
The Sri Lankan government has warned the public to remain vigilant after two bomb blasts killed at least 23 people and injured about 100
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Georgian counterpart Mikhail Saakashvili have vowed to improve relations, damaged in recent times.
Arab nations across North Africa and the Middle East have raised doubts over the new Mediterranean Union, to be launched next month by France. Their
Turkey’s constitutional court could deal a fatal blow to AKP if it rules against the party on charges of anti-secular activities. Last March it
Turkey’s ruling AKP is fighting for its political future after the country’s constitutional court threw out a pro-Muslim law on headscarves.
Do not be fooled by the atmosphere: We are actually in an Irish pub in Brussels. It is more than a little tense. With Ireland’s referendum on the
Stock markets have been hit by a double whammy – the price of crude spurted six dollars and the US jobless figures which were disappointing to say
The American economy lost more jobs last month pushing the unemployment rate to a level not seen since October 2004, underlining the risk of
If delegates at the World Investment Conference at La Baule on the west coast of France took a moment to look out of their hotel windows, they would
From Congo to Lebanon, the Balkans to Chad, the European Union is taking on more and more missions with the UN, as European defense evolves.
The world’s biggest contemporary art fair, in Basel, Switzerland, is showcasing more than 2000 international artists this year.
300 of the world’s
The competition between Dreamworks and Disney Pixar has reached new heights with the release of “Kung Fu panda”.
Dreamworks lost out to the
The European Union’s new Lisbon Treaty is under threat according to the latest opinion polls ahead of Ireland’s referendum.
Ireland is the only
The American military legal system is under scrutiny as five men accused of plotting the 9/11 terror attacks face court for the first time.
French prosecutors have demanded ten years in prison for two suspected paedophiles accused of planning to kidnap, rape and kill a young girl.
Turkey’s ruling AK Party is to hold an emergency meeting, to discuss the implications of the Constitutional Court’s decision to overturn the bill
The European Union’s Lisbon treaty is under threat, according to the latest opinion polls ahead of Ireland’s referendum on the pact.
Ireland is the
From Senegal to Germany, Spain to the Philippines, hundreds of fish species are on the brink of collapse; and over-fishing is to blame. For three
Two bombs in Sri Lanka have left 21 people dead and more than 50 injured. The first bomb was detonated by remote control as a bus passed, during the
Closing a UN summit in Rome, world leaders have pledged to combat the suffering caused by soaring food prices. While critics claim concrete proposals
Georgia has received a boost from the European Union in its ongoing row with Russia over a breakaway region. The EU’s foreign policy chief Javier
In a legal ruling with widespread implications, Turkey’s government has been thwarted in its bid to allow Muslim headscarves to be worn in
In Ireland, opponents of the European Union’s reform treaty have overtaken the ‘Yes’ camp, according to a new survey. Generally seen as pro-European
Speculation over an Obama-Clinton ticket for the US presidential election has intensified with news the erstwhile rivals met privately last night