"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."
It was supposed to be “the war to end all wars”. Not only did it lead to a second global conflict, but it was also the first major war to be fought
European shares experienced another big down day on Tuesday and closed almost four per cent lower. Financial shares and commodity producers slumped
Cognac in south-west France celebrates the birth of one of its most famous son on Sunday.
A few years after the second world war, Jean Monnet was
Comedy carrots look set to make a comeback to European supermarket shelves. Member states of the EU are due to vote on throwing out some of the most
General Motors says it is in such a bad state that it will need US government help soon. GM’s chief executive Rick Wagoner has said it needs to line
Vodafone was one of the few major European companies to see its shares rise on Tuesday after reporting first half results slightly ahead of
Angry Nissan workers have bombarded the Japanese carmaker’s headquarters in the Spanish city of Barcelona with eggs, bottles, fireworks and stones
Air travellers in Italy face further chaos after a wildcat walkout by Alitalia staff. The stoppage has caused dozens of national and international
Leaders have been paying tribute to their soldiers as the world marks the ninetieth anniversary of the end of world war one. In France, president
As Palestinians mark the 4th anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat the two main factions appear united in honouring their late president, but
Jerusalem’s former mayor and out-going Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been making his choice in Israel’s local elections. In all, around 160
There is fresh concern that fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo will spread into neighbouring countries. It follows the Congolese rebel
For tourists who struggle to imagine life in ancient Rome, a 3D cinematic experience has been developed, combining Hollywood animation, video gaming
Defiance by director Ed Zwick is based on a little-known story set during World War Two. Three Jewish brothers – the Bielskis – in Nazi-occupied
More countries joining the European Union means biggest income gaps. In per-capita income terms, Luxembourg is now seven times richer than Romania
Finally an end to misleading ads, which cause a nasty shock when it’s time to pay. Airline companies – standard and low-cost – now have to include
The archaeological world is hailing the discovery of a pyramid in the desert, south of Cairo. It is thought to belong to Queen Sesheshet, the mother
At least ten people have been arrested for allegedly sabotaging power cables on France’s high speed TGV train lines.
According to France’s Interior
Three of the four surviving British veterans of World War One have helped mark the 90th anniversary the of end of the conflict at the Cenotaph in
Clashes between police and protestors that have accompanied a shipment of nuclear waste from France to Germany continued during Monday night.
With Indian Ocean countries still recovering from the devastating tsunami of 2004, Indonesia has launched a new warning system to protect it from
Ceremonies have been held across Europe and around the world to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of World War One.
French President Nicolas
French anti-terror police have arrested at least eight people linked to a series of attacks on France’s high speed rail network.
Police say the
Travellers in Italy face more hardship today amid strike action by staff of the debt-ridden national airline Alitalia.
The company is in the
A lull in fighting has alllowed fresh aid supplies to get through to thousands of displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But, as the
It is all over! NASA’s Phoenix lander has lost contact with Earth, effectively ending its more than five-month mission on Mars.
The robotic probe
A shipment of nuclear waste has finally arrived at is destination near a storage facility in Germany, despite mass protests by environmental
Amid the pomp and ceremony of the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in London, Gordon Brown has hailed Barack Obama’s election as a “source of hope and