"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."
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A controversial figure, particularly among South Africa’s white voters, Jacob Zuma is undoubtedly popular with the country’s black majority. Happy to
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A decision by the Czech Republic to leave a UN conference following attacks against Israel by Iran has come under criticism from within the
Belgium is said to be in talks with the Netherlands to allow its prison inmates to serve out their sentences in Dutch jails.
Belgium’s jails have
Four men have gone on trial in Germany on accusations of planning a series of bomb attacks as destructive as the September 11 strikes on the
Spain has become the latest of a small number of countries to allow the genetic screening of embryos to check for certain types of cancer.
The German cabinet has backed a new draft law that would make it harder to access child pornography online.
The bill will oblige Internet
Brussels would like EU to consider a more liberal system to encourage sustainable fishing. Instead of annual catch allowances for each country’s
There is one thing less for Europeans to worry about this summer: The single market now applies to their phone bills while travelling in the European
The economic crisis may not be driving us all to drink as the global number three brewer Heineken has reported a worse-than expected drop in beer
Europe’s markets all rallied with the exception of Zurich on Wednesday, with Madrid and Milan the star performers, both rising nearly two and a half
Little love for Alistair Darling on the opposition benches in the British parliament today after the Finance minister presented his 2009 budget
The acting chief executive officer of troubled US mortgage giant FreddieMac, David Kellerman, has been found dead at his home. Police say he had
More bad news from the car world with Volkswagen announcing a 76 percent drop in operating profits for the first quarter. It remained in the black
Scientists researching a parasitic tropical disease have discovered that the condition might have some unexpected benefits.
Parking meters have become a nightmare all across Europe. Not having the right change, or the right card. Walking miles to the meter, not knowing
Brussels has enjoyed three days of Balkan music at the Bozar Palace fine arts museum. The Transbalkanika Festival ran from 16th to 18th April.
Four men have gone on trial in Germany for allegedly planning a series of deadly attacks on US targets in 2007.
The three Germans and one Turkish
He is widely expected to be South Africa’s new president but Jacob Zuma’s ANC party is facing its toughest electoral challenge yet.
He has the
The Iranian president has once again been lashing out at Israel – this time at a conference in the Iranian capital Tehran aimed at denouncing
Pirate leader or kidnap victim – those are the contrasting portraits of a Somali teenager being presented by the prosecution and defence before his
Voting has begun in South Africa’s closest election since the end of apartheid. The elderly, disabled people, pregnant women, new mothers and members
It was the final straw for a group of French factory workers – their legal bid to block the planned closure of their plant had failed. In an
The dream of safe, eco-friendly, green energy has seen Germany launch the world’s first hybrid power plant. Chancellor Angela Merkel laid the
Nine people arrested in a suspected al Qaeda terror plot are to be deported from Britain, but will not face charges. Twelve people, eleven Pakistanis
Fears are growing for thousands of civilian refugees caught up in Sri Lanka’s assault on the Tamil Tiger rebels. Latest reports say around 60,000
It is another milestone on the information highway.
UNESCO has launched the World Digital Library, a website which offers free material from
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