"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."
Strike a blow for Social Europe! was the rallying call, and an absolute majority in the European Parliament backed it, in a vote updating the working
The European Parliament has approved by a large majority the EU’s groundbreaking climate and energy package, although concessions for industry
The fight against pirates ravaging shipping off Somalia is to be stepped up, with action on both land and sea. The surge in piracy this year has seen
Cuba has been welcomed with open arms into the Rio Group of Latin American and Caribbean countries, a sign that it is well and truly back in the
In a year marked by high fuel costs and falling exports, the upsurge in piracy was the last thing the shipping industry needed.
Britain has confirmed it will pull its forces out of Iraq by next summer, at the conclusion of what the Prime Minister called ‘the building of a
At one of the busiest department stores in Paris, the Christmas shopping experience has suddenly changed. The day after sticks of dynamite were found
Turkish warplanes have attacked suspected rebel Kurds in northern Iraq for a second day. The airforce confirmed the raids, and said all its planes
Britain’s employment situation got even worse in November.
The number of people out of work and claiming jobless benefits rose for a 10th
Britain’s Competition Commission has told BAA that as well as London’s Gatwick airport it must also sell Stansted in London and Edinburgh airport in
European shares ended down on Wednesday as new figures show a plunge in energy and food prices slowed euro zone inflation in November adding to
Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has won a legal challenge to the European Commission blocking aid it got from Belgium’s Charleroi airport and the
A string of Italian politicians and businessmen have been arrested following an anti-corruption probe in the southern Italian city of Naples. In the
European astronomers are scouring the Universe, convinced it is littered with planets similar to those in our Solar System. They are searching for
Easy Come, Easy Go is the new studio from British singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull, recorded with a variety of other musicians including ex Pulp
With sea levels rising around the world, the low-lying coral islands of the Maldives are facing an uncertain future.
Despite the current financial crisis, forecasts predict steady growth in the aviation sector in the next decades. We take a look at how different
Chinese political activist Hu Jia has been formally awarded the European parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Former recipients were
As France steps up security after explosives were found in a Paris department store, a minister has said Islamists are not the main suspects. The
UK troops are set to complete their tour of duty of Iraq by no later than July next year. The announcement comes as British Prime Minister Gordon
Somali pirates have shown their defiance of the international community, attacking four ships on the day the UN took key steps against hijackings
The US dollar has dropped against other major currencies as markets continue to digest the US Federal Reserve’s decision to slash interest rates. The
No turning back the clock – that’s the message from the UN after it adopted a resolution stressing the irreversibility of an Israeli-Palestinian
The European Parliament has put itself on a collision course with EU member states after it voted to stop allowing people to work more than 48 hours
Somali pirates have seized two more vessels, as the UN anti-crime agency calls for a special maritime police force to operate in the Gulf of Aden. An
The group which says it was behind the hoax bombing of a Paris department store is causing consternation in France. The so-called Afghan
The rally on Wall Street has had the usual knock-on effect in Asia, and Europe will be waking up with the hope it will reverberate here too. The Dow
The US Federal Reserve is watching and waiting to see if the rebound in the markets, following its interest rate cut, will hold out. With the rate