"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."
A transatlantic flight from New York to Stockholm shows the future of air navigation. A real test on an actual flight in Fly.
As Spain lays to rest its latest victim of the armed separatist group ETA, the European Parliament has voted to adopt tougher EU-wide penal measures
The Bush administration’s decision to bail out the banks was a case of desperate times calling for desperate action. The White House was faced with a
Germany’s government wants to keep the so-called “Volkswagen Law,” allowing the state of Lower Saxony a blocking minority of Europe’s largest
French shoppers take note, according to magazine ’60 million consumers’ there may be less in their weekly grocery bag than meets the eye.
Google is set to take on the mobile phone market as it prepares to launch its first handset, powered by its Android operating system. The gadget’s
Mobile texting abroad in the EU is about to become cheaper if Brussels gets its way. Telecoms plans approved by the European Commission extend rules
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson have told Congress that immediate action is needed to relieve markets
The European Parliament has named the finalists for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, its award for human rights and democracy
The global financial crisis has dominated the meeting of the UN’s General Assembly in New York. Representing the European Union, French President
The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has earned a standing ovation at his Labour Party conference, amid increasing speculation about whether he
The cream of Europe’s cartoons competed in Germany for the Cartoon d’Or, a 15,000 euro prize for the best animated short film. A Mouse’s Tale by
Electric bikes are the new big thing in the world of bicycles, according to manufacturers at the IFMA bike fair in Germany, only now they are known
Milan fashion week continues. Today we look at collections from Dolce and Gabbana’s D&G line, Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli and Enrico Coveri.
It is now known that ten people died in a school shooting in Finland along with the killer himself. Police say a lone gunman went on the rampage at a
Sudanese authorities say they have pinpointed the exact location where eleven foreign tourists and eight Egyptian guides are being held.
An internet search during the shooting in Kauhajoki produced four YouTube videos, which were all taken offline soon after. The video user, who calls
The President of Iran is in New York to address more than a hundred world leaders at today’s UN General Assembly. Before flying from Tehran, Mahmoud
A shooting at a school in Finland is reported to have left several people dead.
The mayor of Kauhajoki, in the west of the country, is quoted as
As the US Congress begins debating the Bush administration’s plan for a massive bailout of the financial sector, the country’s presidential
Israeli police are treating as a “terrorist attack” a car crash in Jerusalem that left 15 Israeli soldiers injured.
A BMW rammed into a group of
Israeli researchers are studying the skeleton of a Fin whale that washed up near Haifa last year – far away from its normal habitat. And in Japan, a
It is being called the worst financial crisis since the 1930’s and it has economic experts wondering what’s next.
In this edition of Agora former
Climate change is a major concern for Europeans. That’s the finding of a recent Eurobarometre survey. What do they want governments to do about it
With 23 official languages and some 60 regional or minority languages in the EU, how multilingual is the EU really?