"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."
He calls himself a European dinosaur, Jacques-René Rabier. Now 89, he helped shape Europe through its many stages of evolution. Close to Jean Monnet
The International Court of Justice in the Hague, the UN’s highest court, has decided it does have jurisdiction to examine Croatia’s accusation that
The Polish plumber phenomenon has not materialized, says Brussels… That is, the feared invasion of workers from eastern European countries taking
To counter obesity, free fruit and vegetables should be offered in Europe’s schools not just once a week but every day, to really have an influence
A health check of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is being decided this week. Disagreements over how far to go in decoupling subsidies
After spending much of Tuesday in the red, Europe’s stock markets raced ahead by the end of the session.
The state of the global economy remains a
Cash strapped US car maker Ford is selling a big part of stake in Japan’s Mazda. Ford will cut its holding from 34 percent to just over 13 percent
US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has stressed government financial bailout money has to be used for the financial sector and not troubled
A Belgian court has rejected a claim that the state dismantling of Fortis violated shareholder’s rights. However it decided that a panel of experts
On the day the UN ruled it could consider Croatia’s accusation of genocide against Serbia, Croats have been remembering victims of the war between
The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi proved recent health scares were behind him, with an impromptu game of hide-and-seek with his German
Celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration next month have been launched with a major work of art.
The dome of the
An outrageous act, which will trigger an international crackdown. That is the reaction from Saudi Arabia today after confirmation that a Saudi oil
Rebel fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed to pull back in the east of the country to facilitate talks with government forces
Spain’s most high-profile judge has dropped an investigation into thousands of people who disappeared during the country’s civil war. Baltazar Garzon
Step behind the scenes of 200 years of Italian opera with a fascinating interactive exhibition, based on the archives of Casa Ricordi, one of the
Queen Elizabeth attended the royal premiere in London’s Leciester Square of A Bunch of Amateurs, which stars Burt Reynolds, Sir Derek Jacobi and
Sigourney Weaver launched a marathon outdoor screening of her Alien films in the main square in Marrakech, prior to accepting a lifetime achievement
The prospect of a bailout for the US’s ailing auto industry appears increasingly in doubt.
The Bush administration has made clear it opposes a
Efforts are being stepped up to reach a fully-laden supertanker that has been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Africa.
Several Western navies
The Colombian government has declared what it is calling a state of social emergency to deal with a crisis over the collapse of pyramid finance
Jerry Yang, the embattled chief executive of Yahoo, is quitting and his departure caused the internet company’s shares to shoot up. Yang will step
As the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo deepens, children are among the worst affected.
Fighting in the central African nation has
Residents have started returning to their homes in three areas of southern California ravaged by wildfires.
Calmer winds and temperatures have
Pirates who hijacked a Saudi-owned supertanker off the east coast of Africa are reportedly heading towards Somalia.
The US Navy claims the capture
President-Elect Barack Obama and Republican Senator John McCain have met face-to-face for the first time since the US presidential election.
In the United States, Democrats and Republicans have clashed over a federal bail out plan for the country’s struggling car industry.