"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."
A brutal week for the technology sector was rounded off by South Korea’s Samsung posting its first ever quarterly loss.
The world’s top maker of
Brussels is having to speak up to raise possible health risks posed by MP3 players and the like. A conference on the subject has been organised for
It is confirmed, the UK economy is sinking deeper into the doldrums and is officially in recession for the first time in nearly 20 years.
France wants it to stay, but the People’s Mujahideen Organisation of Iran is on the verge of being removed from an EU list of banned terrorist
President Obama has continued rolling back his predecessor’s conservative policies, by proposing to lift restrictions on abortion. The President will
Concerns about Italy’s handling of migrants arriving on its shores are mounting. The UN refugee agency wants steps taken to address what it is
Cuba’s PR machine has swung into action to scotch rumours that Fidel Castro has died, or is seriously ill. New pictures, with Argentina’s President
Iceland’s embattled prime minister has announced the crisis-hit country will hold early elections on May 9. But Geir Haarde will not try to hang onto
At least two children and one adult were killed after an attacker burst into a creche in Belgium and stabbed them to death. Eleven other children and
Several Basque separatists have been arrested after a nine month inquiry in Spain. Leading anti-terror judge Baltazar Garzon accompanied police
Can marine research help prospects for fishing in the future? Europe continues to look for ways to adapt.
Morocco’s Maâmora Forest is in danger. The vast expanse of oak trees used to make 70 percent of the country’s cork is suffering from overgrazing and
Mourners have paid tribute to a young Russian journalist, killed during the murder of a prominent human rights’ lawyer. Anastasia Baburova was shot
Japan has brought new hi-tech skills to the fight against global warming, with a mission to monitor greenhouse gases from space. The H-2A rocket
Underlining what many people felt, figures out today confirm that Britain is officially in recession for the first time since the early 1990s.
A man has been arrested after a knife attack at a creche in Belgium that left two children and one adult dead. It happened in the small town of
Suspected leaders of the outlawed Basque political party Batasuna were arrested overnight in northern Spain. Eight people were taken into custody in
Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda has been arrested after fleeing into neighbouring Rwanda. Military commanders say the renegade Tutsi general
Iceland’s Prime Minister Geir Haarde is under increasing pressure to call a snap election after a senior government member joined calls for an early
With a stated aim of achieving a lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, newly appointed US Middle East envoy Senator George
US President Barack Obama has signalled smart diplomacy as his administration’s top foreign policy priority.
Earlier, he named two envoys for the
President Barack Obama’s choice to head the US Treasury, Timothy Geithner, is expected to be confirmed in the post next week.
US Senate Majority