"Kurds believe they are worse off as part of Iraq."
research fellow at LSE's Middle East Centre
"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."
Hugo Chavez has waited a long time for this result. After failing in a first referendum in 2007, he has finally got what he wants – the possibility
The fiesta was in full swing among President Hugo Chavez’s supporters, following the Venezuelan leader’s referendum victory to remove presidential
Muslim leaders and the Pakistani government have agreed to restore strict Islamic law to a northern region in a bid to counter a Taliban insurgency
At least 21 North African migrants have drowned in full view of sunbathers after their boat overturned off the Canary Islands. The overcrowded vessel
Italian police believe they are close to arresting the gang who raped a teenage girl in a Rome park on Saturday. Cross-checks with known suspects and
Just when Croatia though it would be the next country to join the EU, Iceland shows an interest. Which will become the EU’s 28th member state?
The Council of Europe was set up 60 years ago to help build a united and democratic Europe. Its main focus is defending and promoting human rights
A Japanese airline has become the first Asian carrier to fly using biofuel.The Jumbo Jet took off on a 90-minute demonstration flight from Tokyo
It is a year since Hashim Thaci became the first Prime Minister of a self-declared independent Kosovo. Foreign peace keepers still feature large in
The jury at the Berlin Film Festival have handed out their prestigious awards giving their Golden Bear prize for best film to a Peruvian movie –
Albanians in Kosovo are preparing to celebrate the first anniversary of their declaration of independence, despite it not being recognised by the
Naval commanders in London and Paris have confirmed that two of their nuclear-armed submarines collided earlier this month in the Atlantic Ocean.
Two nuclear-armed submarines are said to have collided in the Atlantic Ocean. The British and French boats were on separate missions when the
A wave of attacks on women in Italy has prompted calls for harsh measures against suspected rapists. Three women have been raped in the past few
Debris believed to be that of a recent satellite collision in space has been seen falling across Texas in the US. TV crews captured a fireball
North Korea has launched patriotic celebrations for its leader’s 67th birthday, amid continuing rumours of his failing health. Some reports claim Kim
Japan’s economy has seen its biggest slump since the oil crisis of the 1970s. Latest figures show its economy contracted by 3.3 percent in the last
Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez has won a referendum allowing him to stand for re-election beyond a second term. With most votes now counted
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has started her first overseas mission as President Obama’s chief diplomat. Her destination: Asia.
Just add water – and it is the Venice Carnival.
Ten days of masked abandon are underway in the the Italian city of canals – which has held the
Israel is ruling out a truce in Gaza unless Hamas agrees to release a captured Israeli soldier.
Outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged to
Support is growing in the Irish Republic for the Lisbon Treaty, according to a poll for the Irish Times newspaper.
The big turnaround is due to
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has won a referendum vote which will allow him to stand for re-election as many times as he likes.
With 94 per
New figures show the Japanese economy has taken the biggest dive for thirty five years.
Japan has not suffered directly from the crash in the