"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."
The Spanish writer Jorge Semprun is an exceptional witness to events in the 20th century. He was born in Madrid but has spent a large part of his
Making and receiving calls on mobile phones across the European Union has just got cheaper. New roaming price limits have come into force, completing
A British Petroleum-led group in harness with China’s National Petroleum Corporation was the only bidder to secure a contract to develop Iraq’s oil
The rotating presidency of the European Union has turned to from the Czech Republic to Sweden.
The occasion was marked with a gathering at the
At the close of the European markets in London the FTSE index closed up 1.89 per cent. Frankfurt’s Dax also made gains as did the CAC 40 in Paris
Warm weather has boosted sales of summer fashions and food at Britain’s biggest clothing retailer Marks and Spencer.
The group reported its
The US Justice Department is pressing ahead with plans to force the Swiss bank UBS – the world’s largest manager of private wealth assets – to
Manufacturing in the euro zone shrank at a lower rate than expected in June but there were significant differences between nations with Germany
Croatia’s prime minister has resigned, confirming recent rumours in the media.
At a press conference in Zagreb, Ivo Sanader said he was leaving
One of Russia’s most outstanding singers, Ludmila Zykina, has died in Moscow aged 80. She had suffered a heart attack. Her singing career started in
A new, stricter law on smoking is being introduced in Greece, Europe’s heaviest smoking nation.
Lighting up in hospitals, schools, vehicles and
The victims of the air crash off the Comoros were mostly Comorans, but there were also more than 60 French nationals who had begun their journeys
The curtain has finally fallen on almost all gambling casinos and gaming halls in Russia. The Russian capital has more than 500 places where you can
Paul Jackson (53) from Durham has type-2 diabetes which means his body can’t process the insulin it needs to keep his blood sugar levels stable. If
Michael Mann’s new film “Public Enemies” has premiered in London’s Leicester Square. The film stars Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard and is a biopic
Milan Eric lives and works in Maribor in Slovenia. He is an artist and an animator, but prefers to call himself a draughtsman. He admits that he
It took just a matter of seconds to flatten L’Aquila in Central Italy. The earthquake, magnitude 5.8, killed 308 people there and in the surrounding
The miracle teenage survivor of an air crash off the Comoros in the Indian Ocean has been telling authorities how she managed to survive
The prime minister of Croatia Ivo Sanader has resigned.
Local media had been speculating Sanader would be running for president in elections
A Yemenia Airways flight from Paris to Sanaa was delayed at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport today by young protestors of Comoron origin.
The 14-year-old girl from Marseille who is the only known survivor of the Yemenia airline crash off the Comoros islands is recovering in hospital
Greece has joined the growing club of countries with extensive smoking bans.
From today, smoking is banned in indoor public spaces and work areas
Sweden has taken up the rotating presidency of the European Union.
Tackling the economic crisis and climate change will be the priorities of the
After the shock of a train crash inferno in Italy, the focus is shifting to questions about security. Railway workers in Tuscany are today holding a
Michael Jackson fans are preparing to say their last goodbyes to the deceased pop star at his Neverland ranch in California.
One week after he
From July 1, anyone in Russia who fancies a flutter will have to make their way to one of four zones that are being specially designated for
Two French Navy ships are expected to arrive today in an area where a Yemeni airliner crashed into the sea off the Comoros Islands .
Sweden faces some daunting tasks as it assumes the EU’s six month rotating presidency.
The Nordic country of just nine million people – home to