"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."
Fortis has been strongly denying it has liquidity problems.
Worried investors have been dumping the Belgian-Dutch financial services group’s shares
Fortis has been strongly denying it has liquidity problems. Worried investors have been dumping the Belgian-Dutch financial services group’s shares
Europe’s largest bank HSBC is cutting 1,100 people from its investment banking operation worldwide and 800 of the layoffs will be Europe
France has admitted it will not be able to meet the budget deficit goals it has agreed with the European Union.
The government’s newly unveiled
In true “Boys Own” tradition a former Navy pilot has crossed the English channel strapped to a rocket-propelled jet pack.
Yves Rossy made it the 35
Bavaria goes to the polls on Sunday and for the first time in 46 years, the ruling conservatives look as though they might lose their absolute
Russia is to beef up its nuclear arsenal in the next 12 years, including building its own missile shield in space and commissioning more atomic
In Austria, where the collapse of the ruling coalition has prompted an early election this weekend, it is feared any hope of political stability
German police have foiled what they say may have been a plot to launch a terrorist attack. Two suspected Muslim terrorists were arrested when German
German airline Lufthansa is considering a stake in Alitalia, as talks continue over a renewed bailout plan for the failing company.
Uncertainty over the US rescue plan continues to hammer share prices. Europe’s major markets lost over one per cent on Friday. London was down more
President Bush has said that despite political disagreements over parts of the US government’s financial bailout plan, he is sure it is will be
The stage is set, but who will steal the limelight? All day long the question has been: will the first Presidential debate be a one-man show, or a
MEPs who feel European unity belongs in Brussels have launched an official petition to desert Strasbourg. The momentum to stay put is building, as
‘I speak lots of languages – it’s part of life’ was the message purring out of the Sorbonne University in Paris, celebrating European Languages
At the Maison de la Danse in Lyon, seamstresses were putting the final touches to the Jean Paul Gaultier-designed costumes for the world premiere of
The President of the former Soviet state Belarus insists this weekend’s elections will be fair and democratic, despite growing scepticism. Advance
The customers and employees of Washington Mutual, the first savings and loans bank to be closed down by the American government, are today waiting to
Central banks across the world have been forced to meet a desperate demand for cash both in their own currencies and the US dollar, as European
Discussions on the proposed 480 billion euro debt buy up plan will continue today, and throughout the weekend if necessary. The two presidential
The fate of Italy’s flagship airline Alitalia hangs in the balance, as unions representing pilots and flight assistants meet to consider a renewed
The Presidents of Venezuela and Russia have met to further tighten military and economic cooperation, in the wake of Moscow’s war with Georgia which
German police have arrested two suspected terrorists on a plane at Cologne airport. Commandos hauled the men off a KLM airliner bound for Amsterdam
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
US and Afghan forces have exchanged gunfire on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
US military officials claim two of their helicopters came under
The US government has made a fresh market intervention, brokering the bail-out of Washington Mutual, America’s largest savings and loan bank, by
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is in Russia again to sign a number of deals and, says Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the pair are ready to