"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."
Once hailed as the aristocrats of communist Poland, its coal miners today are dreading the future, afraid the EU’s climate change pact could force
The number of jobless in France has crept over the landmark two-million figure with the biggest rise for 15 years.
The unemployment total jumped by
The Thanksgiving holiday in America gave traders on Wall Street a break, but in Europe the markets turned positive after a lacklustre day on
The biggest steelmaker in the world is preparing to cut 9,000 jobs. Arcelor-Mittal plans to offer voluntary redundancy packages to three per cent of
Europe’s Commissioner for economic affairs has reversed his forecast of slight growth for the eurozone next year. Joaquin Almunia now says it will be
Spain’s Prime Minister has unveiled an 11-billion euro emergency package to help safeguard the country’s economy against the worst of the global
The downturn in Britain is showing its teeth on the country’s High Streets. One of the country’s oldest and best-loved names, Woolworths, has put its
The Marrakech Film Festival paid a special tribute to a man regarded as of one of Russia’s greatest directors, Andrei Konchalovsky. The veteran
While not going as far as in the United States, European consumers have been encouraged to stand up for their shoppers’ rights.
The improvement of telecoms services in the EU has moved closer with a political compromise agreed by the European Union governments.
The French EU presidency has defended air passenger data collection as indispensable against terrorism and crime while conceding it must be strictly
Iraq’s parliament has approved the security pact with the United States which will see American troops pull out of the country by 2011.
The political crisis that has trapped thousands of foreign tourists in Thailand could be coming to a head. Embattled Prime Minister Somchai
Long queues for European travellers at border controls in Switzerland will soon be a thing of the past.
EU interior ministers have agreed to allow
Since the start of the year more than 350 people have been killed in a string of terrorist attacks in India.
Many experts believe the bombings
The Taj Mahal hotel on the seafront in Mumbai was packed with foreign guests when it was stormed by armed gunmen.
Many were confined to their
With hostage-taking and continued sporadic fighting, Mumbai has been transformed from a tourist trap to a combat zone. Americans and some Europeans
The siege at Mumbai’s Taj Hotel has reportedly ended.
Authorities say they have killed all the militants holed up inside the luxury hotel.
It is feared up to 100 people may be trapped or taken hostage inside a luxury Indian hotel following an attack by Islamic militants.
Russia has agreed to help Venezuela develop a nuclear energy programme.
The deal follows the first visit to the South American country by a Russian
A suspected Muslim militant group has turned the Indian city of Mumbai into a scene of carnage. Hospitals are full. More than 100 people have died
Thailand’s prime minister has urged the country’s armed forces not to intervene as anti-government protests grow stronger.
Somchai Wongsawat has
Police commandos are said to be going from room to room at the blazing Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai, searching out at least half a dozen