"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."
Members of the European Parliament signed a book of remembrance in honour Bronislaw Geremek, Polish MEP and founding member of the Solidarity trade
United Nations peacekeepers led the way at France’s annual Bastille Day parade in Paris.
Their efforts were watched by a particularly distinguished
Omar al-Bashir has been a military man his whole adult life.
After fighting Israel with the Egyptian army in 1973, he returned to Sudan to combat
Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown has unveiled a 125 million euro initiative to tackle the UK’s growing problem of youth crime and in particular
United Nations peacekeepers led the way at France’s annual Bastille Day parade in Paris. Their efforts were watched by a particularly distinguished
Lithuania has called a referendum in order to delay the EU-agreed closure of a Soviet-era nuclear power plant that provides the country with most of
The 60th Farnborough Air Show has started, with high fuel costs and an economic downturn making things difficult for the commercial aviation
Omar al-Bashir has been a military man his whole adult life. After fighting Israel with the Egyptian army in 1973, he returned to Sudan to combat
A proud President Sarkozy has a spring in his step after the birth of his brainchild, The Mediterranean Union. For the most part it revives the 1995
A top Turkish prosecutor has brought charges against dozens of defendants, accusing them of being involved in a coup plot. According to Aykut Cengiz
With the holiday season upon us, the European Commission wants consumers to keep an eye out for a new clearer labelling system, due to make an
European shares rose on Monday against a background of merger activity and a rescue plan for US mortgage firms Freddie Mac and Fannie Mac. However
Spain’s Santander has reached an agreement to buy beleaguered British mortgage lender Alliance & Leicester. It will pay 1.6 billion euros for A&
Wanted for alleged war crimes, Sudan’s President stands accused of masterminding a campaign of genocide in Darfur. The claims and call for an arrest
US brewer Anheuser-Busch has accepted an improved 33 billion euro takeover bid from Belgium-based InBev. It is the biggest brewing industry deal ever
Dutch electronics group Philips has pleased investors by announcing that its consumer business is holding up in weaker economies. Its shares rose
Three Britons charged with planning to blow up transatlantic flights have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cause explosions at a court in
You may think have never heard Joan Wasser but chances are you have. She has played with Lou Reed, Sheryl Crow, Elton John, the Scissor Sisters and
It is not just the police who can issue fines and dock points from your licence, get caught on camera – speed camera, anyway – and you could end up
Danish director Henrik Rubens Genz scooped the top prize – the Crystal Globe – at the Czech Republic’s Karlovy Vary film festival.
Watching the Syrian leader avoid his Israeli counterpart during the Paris celebrations was a true spectacle – as Bashar al-Assad succeeded in
Three men accused of plotting a series of suicide attacks on Transatlantic jets have pleaded guilty to conspiring to cause explosions, but not to
After a day of diplomatic success, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his guests enjoyed a post-summit dinner in Paris. The red carpet reward came
Bastille Day is always a special occasion. But the French national celebration has taken on an extra high-profile this year with big name guests like
The United States’ number one brewer Anheuser-Busch has accepted a 32 billion euro take-over bid by Belgium’s InBev, paving the way for the world’s
The first summit of the Mediterranean Union has ended, with French pleas to Middle Eastern countries to stop a spiral of war and violence in their