"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 release of a video in Germany showing a former politician helping an elderly woman to commit suicide has caused outrage.
Doctor Roger Kusch – a
A 16-year old boy has died after being attacked with a knife in London yesterday. It comes in the same week as a march held to remember another
European shares ended down 1.3% on Friday, reversing the previous session’s tentative recovery.
Banks fell after Goldman Sachs analysts cut the
With soaring oil prices making like difficult for airlines, Air France-KLM is discussing setting up a passenger rail service with the transport arm
Ever rising oil prices will top the agenda at the G8 economic powers summit next week in Hokkaido, Japan. However economists are sceptical whether
France’s first political act as president of the European Union will be to present a Europe-wide immigration and asylum pact. The proposal is
The EU’s environment and energy ministers have been taking part in an informal summit near Paris. They cheerily signed a mock-up globe but there’s
Barack Obama’s has been accused of backtracking on his plans to withdraw troops from Iraq. The Democratic presidential candidate was forced to
French/Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, who was rescued on Wednesday from Colombian FARC rebels after a six-year hostage ordeal has made an
France’s six-month presidency of the European Union is under way, with EU-Mediterranean relations central to President Sarkozy’s plans. Visit
Some consider the only people to have had a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty and said ‘No’ as renegades. Others feel the Irish spoke for all people
Poland has rejected the terms offered to it as part of US plans to build an anti-missile shield in Europe. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said
The curtain has come down on Moscow’s 30th International Film Festival after nine days of fascination and discovery, featuring guests of
The international rock festival the Eurockeennes celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The festival is one of the best known in France
The Georgian shelling of its breakaway region of South Ossetia has been labelled by Russia as an “open act of aggression”. The claim came after the
A court in Vienna has given jail sentences to nine people over Austria’s biggest ever banking scandal. The group, including the former chief
Separatist forces in South Ossetia have been fully mobilised following the shelling of the region’s main city Tskinvali by Georgian troops last
Waves of Chinese tourists have begun arriving in Taiwan on the first regular direct flights for nearly 60 years. The weekend routes are a sign of
Calls are growing for the FARC to release all of the hundreds of hostages they still hold. In Ingrid Betancourt, the marxist guerillas have lost
Paris is preparing an emotional welcome for recently-freed hostage Ingrid Betancourt, who is travelling to the city to thank France for its support
Police in Belarus have found a second bomb after last night’s explosion at a concert attended by the country’s president. Around 50 people were
After six years in captivity, the former hostage Ingrid Betancourt and her children have finally been reunited. Lorenzo and Melanie were 16 and 13
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez waited an unusually silent 24 hours before congratulating Columbia’s Alvaro Uribe for his daring. The bloodless
Regular flights have begun between Taiwan and China, for the first time since 1949. Planes took off for Taiwan from five Chinese cities on the first
Neighbours of the two French students murdered at their flat in London have been talking of what they saw and heard on the evening of the killings
They have been celebrating a significant anniversary in Canada – 400 years since the explorer Samuel de Champlain established Quebec City, and
Each year in the European Union, 167,000 people die as a result of work-related accidents or illnesses. It is not just lives that are lost in unsafe
Rescued Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt is on her way to Paris. A special diplomatic flight was organised for Betancourt, who has dual