"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."
Consumer spending in the United States edged up in July, largely driven by the government’s car scrappage programme – the so called
Just days before Japan’s general election, new figures showed record deflation there and the politically sensitive jobless rate hitting a record
Euro zone businesses and people living in the region are feeling more optimistic about the state of the economy.
A monthly survey by the European
Lufthansa has been told by the European Union Competition Commissioner that it can take over Austrian Airlines.
To get permission for the deal the
French supermarket group Carrefour has confirmed its operating profit this year will be down by 18 percent.
The world’s second-biggest retailer
Europe’s stock markets closed at their highest in 10 months after two days of losses, led by commodity and banking shares.
London was up almost
A visit by European diplomats to the home of a jailed dissident in Cuba has angered the Cuban government.
Havana calls it meddling, and says the
Ecologists defending the bluefin tuna have been urging the European Union to add the prized fish to a list of threatened species. A spokesman in
The leader of the fractious French socialists Martine Aubry has pledged to rejuvenate and unite the divided party at its summer conference in La
Tens of thousands of Americans have continued to pay their respects to Senator Ted Kennedy, whose body is lying in state in Boston for a second day
The announcement of seven American bases in Colombia have resurrected old ghosts from the past about US involvement in Latin America.
After a long
The parliament in Iceland has formally approved a plan to reimburse savers in Britain and the Netherlands for the billions they lost when Iceland’s
A young American woman freed after 18 years in captivity has been reunited with her family.
Jaycee Lee Dugard was just eleven when she disappeared
Argentina is hosting a summit to try and defuse the latest in a series of rows between Venezuela and Colombia.
Venezuela is ready to cut ties with
A 13-year-old Dutch girl’s bid to sail solo around the world has hit the rocks after three judges put her under state supervision for two months
Calling more public attention to climate change, Europe is running a series of concerts (in partnership with MTV) under the heading ‘Play to Stop’
Italy’s prime minister is suing an Italian newspaper for a million euros in damages for defamation.
La Repubblica has repeatedly printed 10
Two new French films have hit the screens in Belgium and France this week.
A Prophet is the controversial prison drama from French director
A touring exhibition called “The Genius and his Machines” has arrived in Rome. The show presents a selection of Leonardo Da Vinci’s wooden machines
Thousands of mourners have been queuing outside the JFK library in Boston to pay tribute to Teddy Kennedy, the Massachusetts Senator who, this week
The sound of Old Havana lives on and, despite the loss of several leading figures, the Buena Vista Social Club is going back on the road. They earned
South American leaders face intense disagreements as they prepare for a regional summit in Argentina.
Colombia’s Alvaro Uribe is under fire for
A young American girl who disappeared in 1991 has been found alive after 18 years living as a virtual slave. Jaycee Lee Dugard was just eleven when
War, revolution and natural disasters remain in living memory for many people in Nicaragua, one of Central America’s poorest countries. For
The casket containing the body of Abdul Aziz al-Hakim – one of Iraq’s most influential power brokers – has arrived in Baghdad amid tight security
France has signed a tax deal with Switzerland to gain banking information upon request.
The agreement, which will come into effect at the
He is under intense international pressure but Israel’s prime minister denies he has agreed to suspend Jewish settlement building.
Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has begun a two day visit to Turkey – the country which initially blocked his appointment to the military alliance’s