"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."
Investors have reacted favourably to Friday’s appeal court ruling suspending asset sales of the Fortis financial group until shareholder approval is
Human rights groups say it is up to the French government and not them to support migrants camped around Calais. Since 2002, several agencies have
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Italian rescue workers are searching for an Irish citizen who fell into the River Tiber in Rome, which was swollen with rising flood-water. The man
Twenty-seven-year old Michalis Sarantis is one of a growing number of young people in Greece dubbed “Generation 700”: those aged between 25 and 35
An Italian adventurer trying to row solo across the Pacific has had to be rescued agonisingly short of his goal. Alex Bellini was some 100 Kilometres
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