"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."
They’ve had clashes over fishing rights in the past, now Britain and Iceland are fighting over bank deposits. 1.25 billion euros of British deposits
A meeting of the leaders of the Eurogroup, called for as a matter of urgency by the Spanish prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, is to take
Finland’s Maarti Ahtisaari has been rewarded for 30 years of international peace-making with the most prestigious award possible – the 2008 Nobel
The lack of confidence over lending between banks turned into a tidal wave of mistrust when American investment bank, Lehman Brothers collapsed last
Kosovo’s leaders have hailed the news that former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari has won this years Nobel Peace Prize.
A UN envoy to Kosovo
The Russian State Duma has approved a range of emergency measures to help banks and companies hit by the credit crisis. The anti-crisis package is
There was no end in sight to the big share sell-off on Friday. Investors worldwide remain full of fear that the credit crisis will push the global
With the financial system in shambles, leaders of the world’s top economies are in Washington looking for answers. Finance ministers and central
There could be cheaper energy on the way for millions in Europe. Ministers have agreed the final touches on a plan aimed at driving down prices by
There is a warning that the EU’s ambitious targets on climate control are being threatened by the tumbling stock-markets and worldwide banking
With panic selling of shares continuing around the world, US President George Bush has pledged that his administration will move aggressively to
The most popular singer in the French language, Jacques Brel, who was actually Belgian, died 30 years ago this week. Sotheby’s held an auction of his
Ed Harris directs and stars in Appaloosa, a Western which also features Jeremy Irons, Viggo Mortenson and Renee Zellwegger.
Timbuktu could soon be re-instated to its ancient role as capital of knowledge and culture, thanks to a project with a European partner. The French
Finland’s Maarti Ahtisaari says he is delighted to have won the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize. The former Finnish president most recently led negotiations
Nato allies meeting in Budapest have reached a compromise deal to attack Afghanistan’s drug trade, but they have given no further details.
The people of Switzerland face possible fuel shortages as a result of the ongoing diplomatic row with Libya.
The arguments erupted this summer
As the global financial crisis worsens all eyes have now turned to the G7 finance leaders in Washington.
Even with the “Paulson plan” in place
Europe’s markets have fallen sharply after Asian and US share prices plummeted over night.
Markets in London and Frankfurt immediately opened
NATO continues its Budapest summit today, but the alliance has already provided a swift response to a UN plea for help tackling Somali pirates.
As finance ministers from the G7 group of wealthy nations prepare to meet in Washington the International Monetary fund chief has issued a stark
The markets in Asia, led by the Nikkei in Tokyo, are in full-blown retreat this morning as Wall street’s slump last night turns into a financial rout
The Chinese Governement has hit out at a leading contender for the Nobel Peace Prize saying he is undeserving of the honour.
Hu Jia is a human
Lithuania votes on Sunday, and 16 parties are contesting this election, with a backdrop of widespread public disillusion in parliament, which polls