"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."
Germany and France are split over proposals for a cap on fuel taxes and the lowering of VAT on restaurant meals. The differences became apparent as
Fresh worries about the outlook for the banking sector drove European shares down by 1% on Tuesday. However, the slide would have been steeper but
German industrial conglomerate Siemens plans to cut around 4% of its workforce. It is part of an effort by Europe’s biggest engineering group to cut
Leaders of the Group of Eight industrialised nations have made a veiled call for China to let the yuan’s tightly controlled exchange rate
Russian tax inspectors have reportedly hit BP’s troubled oil joint venture TNK-BP with new demands.
According to a source talking to the Reuters
The European Union countries have agreed to cooperate more closely in the hunt for missing children but have not signed up to a Europe-wide alert
Airlines will have to start paying for their share of air pollution in 2012.
An agreement has been finalised between the European Parliament and
The Church of England is facing a backlash from traditionalists and other branches of Christianity after it voted in favour of women becoming
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he asked Italy to pardon former Red Brigades member Marina Petrella, while at the same time confirming her
The ink was barely dry on a controversial missile defence deal signed by the US and the Czech Republic before the repercussions began to make
G8 leaders have reached agreement among themselves on reducing greenhouse gases but insist developing countries must play their part.
When the head of Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet decided to he was going to revive Stalin’s favourite ballet – The Flames of Paris – many questioned his
Some of the best new movies from Central and Eastern Europe take pride of place at the Czech film festival Karlovy Vary.
Once the world’s fourth largest inland sea, the Aral was virtually destroyed by Soviet attempts to use its water for farming. But now, thanks to a
The Serbian Parliament has approved a pro-Western government that aims to consign the fervent nationalism of the 1990’s to history.
EU finance ministers have given the go-ahead for Slovakia to adopt the Euro on January 1, 2009, giving the country less than six months to prepare
A former member of the Red Brigades, Marina Petrella was convicted in absentia in 1992, and sentenced to life in prison. An Italian court found her
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed the extradition of the former member of the Red Brigades movement, Marina Petrella.
The Perito Moreno glacier in the southern Argentine region of Patagonia has ruptured in a rare winter collapse.
Ruptures are more common in March
The G8 club of rich nations say they want to work with the 200 or so states involved in UN climate change talks to reach an agreement to halve CO2
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has arrived in Prague to sign a controversial missile defence agreement with the Czech Republic.
Aren’t there international laws against this?
Brussels has come up with the Small Business Act as a way to make life easier for Europe’s 23 million SMEs, that is small and medium sized
Israel has begun exhuming the bodies of slain Palestinian and Lebanese fighters, ahead of a prisoner exchange with Hizbullah. The agreement between
The Anglican church says it will try to find a way around fierce opposition to women becoming bishops, by drafting a national code of practice. But
Friends and relatives of the two French students murdered in London held a rally in their memory in their home university town of Clermont-Ferrand
The concept of a fortress Europe has moved a step closer with European interior and immigration ministers agreeing in principle on a common way to
Serbia’s new government has been voted in by Parliament. Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic, a close ally of President Boris Tadic, will steer the
The world’s leading industrialised nations are set to take an important step in the fight against global warming, the trickiest subject on their