"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."
Oil prices held near a record high of more than $142 a barrel on both sides of the Atlantic on Friday. They extended their gains after surging nearly
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The move, watched by international TV crews, is a
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President Robert Mugabe is certain to
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As expected, Russia has announced the start of long-delayed talks on a new partnership pact with the EU at the conclusion of a summit in Siberia
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North Korea has demolished a cooling tower at its Yongbyon nuclear plant. The move is part of a process of dismantling the state’s nuclear programme
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Despite an international outcry and the withdrawal of the opposition candidate Zimbabweans vote today in an election in which victory for President