"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 Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has condemned as ‘cowardly’ the murder of a Basque businessman by suspected ETA terrorists
Exerting soft power to strengthen European ties with Ukraine, Georgia and four other (former Soviet) republics. The EU’s “Eastern Partnership”
Ports in southern Europe, the first point of landing for many asylum seekers… These places are struggling to cope with high numbers of people sent
Oil recovered slightly in Wednesday’s trading, but is still below 50 dollars a barrel. However, analysts believe any further gains will be weak as
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to announce a package worth billions of euros to help prop up the ailing motor trade and housing sectors in a
Retail sales in the euro zone fell much more than expected in October, highlighting consumer fears in the recession-hit bloc. Retail sales are a
Debt-riddled Telecom Italia, Europe’s fifth-largest telecoms provider, is to slash 4,000 jobs on top of the 5,000 already in the pipeline in a bid to
German chipmaker Infineon is warning of a significant drop in revenue as orders from the automotive industry dry up due to the downturn. Shares in
They call them ‘indiscriminate killers,’ and a ban on the use of cluster bombs has moved a step closer. The weapon has been used in war since 1943
Indian security services have discovered and defused a series of bombs at Mumbai’s main railway station, just days after terrorists killed around 180
Portuguese teachers have taken to the streets across the country to protest against a new teacher evaluation plan. Unions argue the project will
For thousands of tourists, their Thailand nightmare is almost over. Bangkok’s international airport is slowly returning to normal, allowing some
The cholera epidemic sweeping Zimbabwe has claimed hundreds, perhaps thousands of lives. Officially, nearly 600 people have died, with more than
There is a new breed of transport being developed to relieve the congestion which is choking Europe’s city-centres. Researchers are looking for
Australia, starring two of the country’s best known exports – Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, is a two hour 40 minute epic set in the outback during
Moscow’s new Garage Centre for Contemporary Art has changed the Russian capital’s skyline, for a few weeks at least.
A Spanish businessman has been shot dead in a suspected attack by the armed Basque separatist group ETA.
The victim was shot in the town of
The fight against crime, and measures to tackle the world economic crisis, made the headlines as Queen Elizabeth II attended the state opening of
The first flight has landed again at Thailand’s international airport in Bangkok, after a week long sit-in by anti-government protestors ended
The latest pictures to emerge of the massacres in Mumbai have made clear the determination of the killers: police officers pinned behind pillars as a
The first steps have been taken to banning cluster bombs, a weapon which kills and maims sometimes years later. Representatives of 100 countries
Robert Gates, whom Barack Obama has retained as defence secretary, has declined to back the president-elect’s timetable for withdrawal from Iraq
The stricken American auto industry’s drive for a government bail-out has moved up a gear, as some car makers claim they are close to collapse