"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."
“This Universal Declaration of Human Rights may well become the international Magna Carta of all men everywhere.” With those words, America’s First
The Swiss People’s Party, the SVP, is very clear about its likes and dislikes: tightening up on immigration – for; abortion – against; closer ties
Industrial output sank in several European economies in October as the slowing economy and falling sales forced factories to scale back production in
The latest forecast from the US government is for a fall in worldwide demand for oil this year and next as economic growth slows. That would be the
The economic crisis has had an impact on the French Riviera – the tiny principality of Monaco has abandoned the idea of expanding into the
International mining company Rio Tinto has announced it is going to lay off 14,000 people, cut its capital spending by half and sell more assets. Rio
It was a volatile day for European shares on Wednesday. They ended the session slightly up, but with London down due to pessimism about the
Protestors in China were determined to mark the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. “We have no human rights,” complained dozens of
Riots have continued for a fifth day in Greece as police and rioters clashed, despite the opposition party calling for peace. Along with the
The Swiss right-wing is back in the government tonight. But it is not party leader Christoph Blocher who has been re-elected to the cabinet, but the
Veteran diplomat Martti Ahtisaari has received what many consider to be the world’s highest accolade. And, as he picked up his Nobel Peace Prize, the
Slovenian Marko Hatlak is revolutionary in the way he plays the accordion. Also a percussion player, and a singer, he can skip from tango to
They made history in “Titanic” and now, more than a decade later, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are together again in the emotional 1950s drama
If the Romanian president’s choice for the country’s new prime minister is confirmed it will be a case of second time around for economist Theodor
The investigation into the death of 15 year-old Greek boy Alexis Grigoropoulos was disrupted by rioters who threw molotov cocktails outside Athens’
The former Finnish President Maarti Ahtisaari has collected his Nobel Peace Prize. Ahtisaari is known most recently for his attempts to spearhead a
With security forces and demonstrators face to face outside parliament, clashes have broken out in Athens for a fifth consecutive day. A potent mix
In Romania, if the president’s choice for the country’s new prime minister is confirmed, it will be a case of second time around for economist
The right-wing Swiss Peoples Party has its foot back in the door of power thanks to Ueli Maurer, an anti-European xenophobe who is now the new Swiss
Hopes of a busy Christmas shopping season have been left in ruins for many traders in Athens. It is feared shops and businesses in the capital have
It looks like being a last Christmas for British troops in Iraq. Media reports, quoting an unnamed senior UK defence source, say British forces will
Swiss politics looks set for a round of in-fighting as Christoph Blocher of the far-right Peoples Party, the SVP, seeks re-election to a seat on the
Amid the whiff of teargas, flares from Molotov cocktails and the rattle of rocks hurled at police, Greece is witnessing the worst rioting it has seen
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been arrested on corruption charges, one of which alleges he tired to sell the US Senate seat vacated by
The political crisis in Greece is deepening with a 24-hour general strike over welfare reforms. Police fear the stoppage, which is expected to bring