"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."
To cope with overpopulation, Egypt must “correct misconceptions.” Exploring Egyptian women’s health, journey to a land wrapped in tradition.
Automatic Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) will become required equipment on all new vehicles in the EU from 2011, under rekindled road safety proposals
EU carmakers have received a kick in the exhaust pipe from the European Parliament’s environment committee. Liberals, Greens and some Socialists
Germany’s finance minister has given the United States a stark warning, blaming today’s global financial crisis on America’s culture of double-digit
The latest opinion poll in Austria shows the centre-left Social Democrats losing some of their slender lead to their conservative coalition partners
It was Wilhelm Molterer’s decision to quit the uneasy Austrian ruling coaltion that finally brought its fraught tenure to an end. The Christian
The far right in Austria is going into this weekend’s general election in confident mood. Their fortunes appear to have been boosted by the sharp
There has been a breakthrough in the last-ditch efforts by the Italian government to try to save Alitalia from bankruptcy. The country’s biggest
More details have emerged of US technology giant Hewlett-Packard’s plans to lay off 24,600 people over the next three years. According to a union
Renault workers have been holding stoppages and demonstrations after the carmaker announced final details of 2,000 more layoffs in Europe, including
Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama are meeting President George W Bush at the White House for talks on the financial crisis
The European Union has joined a growing list of countries worldwide which are banning Chinese milk products because of the chemical contamination
They each speak four languages, and agree that multilingualism is the bridge to connect Europe’s varied cultures. In this edition of Agora,
This year the Cartoon Forum – the event at which animated films are bought and sold – was held in southern Germany. More than 760 broadcasters
China’s third manned space mission has blasted-off from a remote launch site in the north-west of the country. The Shenzou VII capsule was carried
More than 80,000 German healthcare workers have held a protest in Berlin to denounce a lack of funding in an ever-more expensive sector. Doctors
The World Health Organisation and UNICEF have described the growing scandal over contaminated Chinese milk-powder as deplorable.
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President George W Bush has invited Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and Republican candidate John McCain to the White House to meet
The German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has laid the blame for the global financial crisis squarely on the United States and what he called the
There is speculation that Italy’s beleaguered airline Alitalia could be saved at the last minute.
The debt-ridden carrier has until Thursday to
After the country’s top money men, it was the turn of the US President to persuade Congress to act quickly and pass a 500 billion euro financial