"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."
In Prague, with gas, Gaza and global economic crises in full gallop, European senior officials presented a calm and collected air… The European
Graham Watson has announced he is running for president of the European Parliament. The Liberal leader of the ALDE Group said he had had enough of
German jobless figures rose in December, reversing a trend going back three years. Unemployment was up by a bigger-than-expected 18,000 in seasonally
European shares finished lower on Wednesday after rising for the previous six sessions. London’s FTSE 100 slumped nearly three percent. Oil prices
After unveiled its worst sales figures for almost a decade, Britain’s biggest clothing retailer Marks & Spencer has announced it will lay off more
Today’s respite allowed the Red Cross and other organisations to ship in desperately needed food and medical supplies. Israel says it will hold fire
With most of Europe being starved of Russian gas, the EU is pressing for a rapid solution to end the crisis. It has offered to send observers to the
In Jebaliya, just north of Gaza City, there have been funerals for the dead from a UN school, targeted by Israeli shells. The United Nations said
Two aspects of art in Portugal with the reopening after two years of renovations of the St Roque Museum in Lisbon, with an exhibition of Portuguese
It is one of the surprises at the start of this new year: an independent feature film shot far from Hollywood by a first-time female director
After a brief pause, and despite hopes for a new ceasefire, clashes have resumed in Gaza between Israeli forces and Hamas militants. Israeli had
The leader of Hizbollah has told crowds in Beirut that if Israel were to open up a second front against them in Lebanon, the reaction would make the
The decision to turn off gas supplies to several European countries via Ukraine is already taking its toll on ordinary people. In Bulgaria, thousands
The global financial crisis is continuing to eat into the employment market, as the world’s third biggest aluminium maker, Alcoa, wields the axe
Israeli officials are now in contact with Egyptian and Western diplomats to learn more about Cairo’s plan. Few details have been released but it is
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak made his ceasefire call at a news conference in Egypt with his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy.
A motorcyclist competing in the Dakar Rally in Argentina has been found dead after disappearing on Sunday. Frenchman Pascal Terry, who was 49, had
The Israeli army has halted the bombardment of targets around Gaza city for three hours. A spokesman said it was to allow aid to get through a
There seems little sign of a swift resolution in the gas row between Russia and Ukraine. The EU gets a quarter of its gas from Russia — though some
The flow of gas from Russia to Europe crossing Ukrainian territory has been completely switched off, affecting several EU countries. But the two
As Israel pursues its military offensive in Gaza, it has agreed to set up a so-called “humanitarian corridor.”
The move was announced as aid
Breaking his silence over events in the Middle East, US President-elect Barack Obama has expressed deep concern about the civilian deaths in Gaza and
The EU has turned up the heat on Russia and Ukraine over their worsening gas row which has threatened to disrupt supplies to many member states
The UN Security Council has held an emergency meeting in New York to discuss the worsening crisis in Gaza. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner
The new US Congress has convened. But as Democrats celebrated their increased clout, swearing in new members, plenty of challenges lie ahead
Orthodox Christians across the world are celebrating Christmas.
At Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and