"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."
European shares finished the day lower.
Financial stocks resumed their slide after UBS reported a first-quarter loss and as the boost from strong
Air France-KLM has said it is looking to cut between 2,500 and 3,000 jobs in the next two financial years.
Europe’s biggest airline will avoid
In the midst of the recession there were mixed results from luxury sports car maker Lamborghini.
Its sales last year were virtually flat, but it
Fiat’s chief executive has warned he will walk away from partnership talks with Chrysler unless the troubled US carmaker’s unions agreed to cut
China’s annual economic growth in the first three months of this year was around six percent according to a government researcher.
That is the
Europe’s tuna fishermen are having new restrictions imposed on their catches just as they put to sea for the 2009 season.
In order to protect
June’s European elections are being billed by EU officials as a chance for the bloc’s citizens to make their choice. However, recent polls suggest up
Red flags and red ink were the backdrop to the annual shareholders’ meeting at UBS, Switzerland’s biggest and most battered bank.
Cross-channel travel between Britain and mainland Europe is at a virtual standstill for the second day running because of a blockade of ports by
Just over a week after the deadly earthquake which shook the centre of Italy, people are still trying to understand why so many buildings collapsed
As international tensions rise over North Korea’s move to kick out UN weapons inspectors and restart work on its nuclear programme, activists in the
Electoral officials in Moldova have begun recounting more than 1.5 million votes following a violently disputed election.
There have been demonstrations in Kabul for and against a controversial new law which opponents say legalises the rape of many married women in
Skycat, being built in Bedford UK, is a hybrid aircraft which consumes up to 70 percent less fuel than a normal plane. And Eoseas, a low-energy ship
Doctors at the Central Hospital in Rennes are carrying out operations using electrodes planted deep in the brain, to try to cure illnesses like
The victims of landmine explosions in over 78 countries are commemorated in a UN exhibition in New York. It also highlights the plight of half a
India is gearing up for a general election that could see the ruling Congress party re-elected at the head of a weak coalition.
More than 700
The deportation to Germany of accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk has been halted after a US appeals court decided to review his case
A second suspected incident of police violence during anti-G20 protests earlier this month in London is being investigated after new video footage
The Belgian government has warned it will not give in to the demands of hundreds of illegal immigrants who are staging a hunger strike.
Switzerland’s biggest bank UBS has said it is to axe almost 9000 staff worldwide in an effort to claw back mounting losses.
Severely hit by the
The fast-tracked appointment of Hungary’s new prime minister has sparked angry street protests.
Thousands gathered in Budapest to denounce the
A man wanted in Germany on suspicion of being Nazi death camp guard Ivan the Terrible has had his deportation order from the United States suspended
French fishing trawlers are blockading three Channel ports – disrupting ferry and freight traffic in a row over fishing quotas.
Entire fleets of
Haiti – the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere – has won pledges of 245 million euros from donors to embark on a massive rebuilding programme
At times, it was hard to tell who was taking who for a walk as America’s new presidential puppy was finally presented to the media.
For a moment