"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 ahead, extending their winning streak to five days and posting their best weekly gain since late November last year
Trying to secure its future, British Airways is to raise almost 700 million euros though selling bonds and bank loans.
Half of that money is
Top US banks continue to struggle. The largest, Bank of America, has just posted lower earnings.
Second-quarter net income fell 25 percent to 2.4
Mixed news from French carmaker Renault.
Vehicle sales were down 16.5 percent in the first half of the year – similar to the overall market fall
Details have emerged of the offer for General Motors’ Opel and Vauxhall business from the Belgium-based investor RHJ International.
Euro zone exports and imports both tumbled in May.
New figures from the EU statistics office show there was a trade surplus as imports contracted
The leaders of Spain and Portugal have inaugurated a joint scientific research facility they hope will become a world leader in technology on a
The Pope is recovering at his holiday home in northern Italy after surgery on a broken wrist. He suffered the injury when falling in his bath. The
Two months before Germany’s general election, the conservative allies of Angela Merkel have yet to settle their differences with the Chancellor
In apparent defiance of Iran’s supreme leader, the former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has declared the Islamic Republic to be in crisis
Tens of thousands of protesters used a sermon by former President Ali Akhbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to stage the biggest show of dissent for weeks
Georgia’s former ambassador to the UN has launched his own political party.
Running under the slogan ‘‘Our Georgia – Free Democrats’ -Irakly
Indonesia says suicide bombers were behind twin blasts that killed at least nine people in two luxury hotels. CCTV captured the moment when a bomb
Britons seem to be changing their shopping habits, nearly halving the number of plastic bags they use. Since 2006 Britain’s biggest supermarkets have
The new European Parliament has set sail on a new five year mission with the former Polish prime minister Jerzy Buzek at the helm. The major groups
“Burma VJ” is an up-close experience of the fight against Myanmar’s military government. The story is told through the eyes of a 27-year-old video
The half-centenary of Island Records is a massive achievement for its creator Chris Blackwell.
“Chris is the person who has really understood the
Indonesia has made great strides in containing terrorism recently, arresting several high-level suspects of Jemaah Islamiyah which has carried out
Indonesia has said the explosions that ripped through two luxury hotels in Jakarta were the work of terrorists. But President Susilo Banbang
The world’s poor can change their lives with microcredit. In Ethiopia, a Bank for the Unbankables that is supported by several European
The former President of Iran Ali Akhbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has said his country is in crisis following last months disputed election. In a sermon
The Pope is recovering in hospital after falling and breaking his wrist. The Vatican said Benedict had slipped in the bath at his holiday chalet near
A least nine people including some foreigners have been killed by two near simultaneous bomb blasts in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.
A least nine people including some foreigners have been killed by two near simultanous bomb blasts in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.
The kidnapping and murder of human rights activist Natalia Estemirova has sparked a storm of international condemnation.
Estemirova was abducted
EU interior ministers gathered in Stockholm to discuss the thorny issue of illegal immigration.
Most agreed that something has to done, but what
Iceland’s parliament has voted to begin accession talks with the European Union.
It was an unthinkable move once, but the island’s recent