"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 number of schemes in Europe are bringing together the old and the young to help ease pressures brought about by an ageing population.
The prospect of Fiat merging with Chrysler and GM Europe to become the world’s second biggest car maker has some of its Italian workers fear plant
Opel and Vauxhall’s future could become clearer very soon.
Germany’s economy minister has said he expects to get detailed plans within a week
New official figures show Spain’s economy suffered its worst contraction in half a century in the first quarter of this year.
Rising bad debts and the weak European economy continue to hit the earnings of some of the region’s top banks.
Loss-making Belgian banking and
The second day of the Cannes film festival has seen a couple of premiers for films about young people looking to break free from the constraints
The Spanish government is moving to end a legal ban on abortion.
The Socialist government’s bill will now go before Congress where it will face
‘Europeans have had enough!’ — that is the message of three days of protests against economic conditions starting today and taking place in several
Italy’s parliament has passed a law making it a crime to be an illegal immigrant. Those who stay without a visa or authorisation could be liable to
Opposition activists in Myanmar, formally known as Burma, have condemned new charges against their leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as a ploy to keep her in
Pope Benedict met with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu on day four of his Middle East tour.
The highly anticipated meeting came a day
For a long time, many imagined conditions on Venus to be similar to Earth.
But space probes have since discovered a burning hell instead of a
Plane ticket-selling websites in the EU have made a steep climb in compliance with consumer protection rules. Misleading advertising and unfair sales
US comedy superstar Ben Stiller is back for new and wild adventures as security guard Larry Daley in “Night at the Museum 2”. This time round, the
Californian electronic duo The Crystal Method are releasing their first album in five years.
Described as their most innovative and accomplished
“Hi, I’m Antony, Mister Gay Italy. I want to know if Europe will ever get around to doing something for homosexuals’ rights. Only a few countries
Actress, singer, director, polyvalent and multicultural, Maria de Medeiros was born in Lisbon, grew up in Vienna and has lived in Paris for the last
A rocket has successfully blasted off carrying what the European Space Agency has called “two of the most sophisticated astonomical spacecraft ever
The Cannes film festival entered its second day today.
While it is expecting fewer celebrity driven events for it 62nd edition – the recession
It is feared up to one and a half million Somalis could die within six months if their plight is ignored.
Heavy fighting between bands of
The Spanish government has announced plans to legalise abortion in the country. The current law, dating from 1985 only allows terminations in very
Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to face trial for breaching the conditions of her detention under house arrest after an uninvited
The EU’s one billion-euro fine on Intel, the US chipmaker, will not end the giant’s dominance, but the revelations about the company’s illegal
US President Barack Obama has done an about-turn and now says he wants to block the publication of photos showing the alleged torture and humiliation
There have been angry scenes in Italy after deputies voted in controversial anti-immigration legislation.
The new law would mean a 10.000 euro
Sri Lanka’s military campaign against the Tamil Tiger rebels is no longer a purely domestic affair. The UN Security Council got involved early on
The countdown is on in French Guiana to one of the most important launches in the history of European Space Research.
This single Ariane rocket