"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."
The first pictures of the damage caused by a powerful earthquake in a remote region of Kyrgyzstan have been taken – more than 24 hours after the
Shares in Italy’s UniCredit dropped 5.5% on Monday after the bank made a abrupt U-turn at the weekend and said it would need to boost its capital by
A centre dedicated to migrants has been inaugurated in the capital of Mali, Bamako. The European Commissioner for Development and the French
The President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, has asked for the head of the European Commission to personally intervene to help overturn a vote in the
In the face of the worst financial crisis in nearly 80 years a panic sell-off of shares is continuing. Having lost confidence in the stability of
In the face of the worsening financial crisis, the euro slumped. It suffered its biggest one day drop against the Japanese yen in nine years was and
As the impact of the crisis widens in Europe, an increasing number of governments are trying to reduce the risk of a run on banks. Denmark is the
Seven years and many billions of euros after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, even the UN has admitted the war on terrorism may never be won
A huge arms trafficking trial, dubbed “Angolagate”, has started in Paris, with former high-ranking French officials among the 42 people in the dock
A countrywide strike in Belgium brought the public transport system to its knees, affecting trains, trams and buses. Unions were protesting over what
Pioneering European research into AIDS and cancer has been recognised by the Nobel Committee in Stockholm. Half of this year’s prize for medicine and
The film “ Eagle Eye” directed by D.J. Caruso, starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan, explores a scenario where technology designed to make
A retrospective exhibition of Portuguese artist Paula Rego with works dating from the 50’s to the present day has opened at the Manuel de Brito Art
Turkey has bombed rebel Kurdish bases in northern Iraq, in retaliation for the deaths of 15 soldiers inside Turkey last Friday. Twenty other soldiers
The Nobel prize for medicine or physiology has been awarded to three people who discovered viruses that cause deadly diseases.
Germany’s Harald zur
The shockwave produced by Hypo Real Estate’s problems have forced Germany to rethink its handling of the economic crisis. Despite advocating for days
The Belgian government has moved to reassure workers at the troubled bank Fortis after BNP Paribas took control of key operations.
As part of a
A one-day general strike in Belgium is causing a gridlock in the transport network and hitting other sectors. Domestic and international train
European stock markets have followed their Asian collegues down this morning, trading on average four percent lower as worries about the world
Brazil’s ruling Workers’ Party is celebrating what it says is its best local election performance in years.
President Lula’s party won six out of
Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama claimed the Republicans are out of touch and more interested in a dirty tricks campaign.
In Turkey, thousands of people have gathered to pay their respects to 15 soldiers killed, according to military officials, by Kurdish fighters in the
There is huge relief in Germany after news that the government and the banking sector have agreed a rescue package for the stricken lender Hypo Real
Israel’s Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has underlined her commitment to continue peace talks.
Greeting French counterpart Bernard Kouchner, the