"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 king must decide whether to accept resignations offered by the Prime Minister, Yves Leterme.
He says he will not decide rightaway, and has
There is to be a 30 per cent increase in next year’s fishing quota for North Sea cod following a deal struck by EU ministers. Catches for several
They number some 150 million. Chinese workers who have left their rural homes to take advantage of wages more than five times higher in towns and
Talks aimed at allowing Turkey to join the European Union are underway in Brussels. Negotiations began on two key issues relating to freedom of
Oil prices remain near their lowest in five years. Traders are trying to balance the effects of declining demand from the global economic slowdown
European stocks ended the session down for a third straight day on Friday after some choppy trading. Volume was thin coming up to the holidays. The
French bank Natixis is to lay off 840 people as it scales back its investment banking activities. Natixis plans to halt most of its capital markets
Polaroid has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in order to restructure. Polaroid said the move was because of events at Petters Group which
Interest rates worldwide continue to tumble in the face of an ever-worsening outlook for the global economy. Japan’s central bank has just cut its
Tension is high in Gaza after Hamas declared an end to its six-month truce with Israel. Hamas warned that there would be bloodshed if Israel
There were clashes for a second night running in Malmo, southern Sweden. Youths set fires and hurled rocks at police in unrest sparked by the closure
A defiant Robert Mugabe has made an impassioned speech at his ruling Zanu-PF party’s annual conference. The Zimbabwean President denied the country
Belgium Prime Minister Yves Leterme has offered his government’s resignation after a court report hinted it had tried to meddle in the judiciary
US president George Bush has announced a government bail-out equalling 12.5 billion euros in loans to the country’s ailing car makers. About 9.6
German naval forces are to be sent to fight pirates off the coast of Somalia. Around 1,400 troops and a frigate will join the EU Atalanta anti-piracy
In a rare demonstration of public protest, workers in the Dongguan province of China have clashed with police after taking to the streets over unpaid
Irish singer Enya’s new album And Winter Came is vintage Enya. She has overdubbed her voice so she sounds like a virtual choir and her fusion of
Daughter of a Russian millionaire and art collector, Maria Baibakova has opened a contemporary arts venue in Moscow.
The long-awaited return of Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrook family to the big screen is one of the cinematic events of the year in Germany. Written in 1901
A former member of the extreme left wing group the Red Army faction has been freed from jail in Germany.
Christian Klar, who is now 56, was
The political future of Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme is hanging by a thread ahead of a Supreme Court report later today.
Leterme is under
Mark Felt – known for decades only as Deep Throat in the Watergate Scandal – has died at the age of 95.
The former FBI official and arguably most
Chrysler is shutting down its factories for one month from tonight, as it, and fellow American car giant, GM continue desperate efforts to avoid
European fishery chiefs are continuing their long drawn out yearly haggle over fishing quotas.
Ministers met during the night in the hope of
Rumblings from the US and Europe about cleaning up tax havens are sending a shiver across Jersey. Most of its economic eggs are in one basket
Do I stay or do I go? It’s a question young people in the Senegalese town of Podor have to ask themselves when considering their future. To prevent
Rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel this morning – just as a six-month truce between Hamas and Israel came to an end
The Pentagon is working on a plan to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.
Defence Secretary Robert Gates, who first called for the camps
There has been no let-up in the continuing violence between protestors and police in the Greek capital, as civil unrest there heads into its third