"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."
Dorian Gray is Oliver Parker’s latest foray into Oscar Wilde and follows on from An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Ernest.
This film is
Experimenta Design, an exhibition in Lisbon, includes all kinds of objects. But as well as the displays, the expo is also about talks and
Accentuating social angles, Jose Manuel Barroso has made his final pitch to the European Parliament to secure its members’ support for another five
Barroso is expected to win endorsement, but by what margin? Parliament members who are against him tried to delay the vote. One reason is it is being
A drought in Kenya has become so severe that the riverbeds have dried up, the grassland is nothing but dust, and so far, nearly 100 elephants have
European car sales rose for a third straight month in August.
New industry figures show they were up by three percent.
But for the first eight
European shares finished higher having resumed their two-week rally, helped by news from across the Atlantic.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben
The Frankfurt Motor Show is underway with car company bosses predicting a bumpy road to a market recovery.
Opel – soon to be new under ownership –
China is rejecting Washington’s claims that it has broken trade rules by flooding the US market with tyres.
Beijing has released figures showing
Air France-KLM is reportedly the latest company that wants to invest in Japan Airlines.
Various carriers are keen to take a stake in the
Falling car sales are forcing German firm Bosch to cut 10,000 jobs this year reducing its global workforce to 270,000.
The world’s biggest car
France Telecom has vowed to do everything it can to stop a series of suicides among its staff.
23 people have taken their own lives since the
The Iraqi journalist who shot to global fame after throwing his shoes at US president George Bush claims he was tortured.
Muntadhar al-Zaidi was
Fans and fellow actors have paid moving tributes to Patrick Swayze, the heart-throb star of Dirty Dancing who has died at the age of 57. He became a
Norway’s Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, has started coalition talks with his partners following his re-election.
The Labour leader’s
A damning report on last winter’s fighting in Gaza has accused both Israel and the Palestinians of war crimes and possible crimes against humanity
Russia has signed a deal to protect Georgia’s rebel regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia for nearly 50 years.
The accord with the two breakaway
President Obama’s Middle East envoy has begun another attempt to persuade Israel to stop building settlements on occupied West Bank land.
Almost all the votes are counted, and barring a major upset, Labour is staying in power in Norway.
It’s the first time in 16 years that a
The Iraqi reporter who found fame after hurling his shoe at former US President George Bush has been freed from jail. Muntazer al-Zaidi, who has
The Hollywood heart-throb, Patrick Swayze, has died after losing a long battle with cancer. He was 57. The actor was diagnosed with stage 4
Election officials in Afghanistan have called for a recount of at least ten percent of votes in the presidential election amid claims of fraud
On the first anniversary of the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers, and the start of the global financial crisis, there is a warning
One of the countries in Europe where people’s lives have been dramatically changed by the financial crisis is Iceland.
Once a global financial
Schools in the Belgian Dutch-speaking region of Flanders are to ban the wearing of the Muslim headscarf by their girl pupils.
After a decision by
One of east Africa’s most wanted al Qaeda militants, Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, is thought to have been killed by US special forces in Somalia.