"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."
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European shares finished down 1.5 percent after having earlier hit a one-year high thanks to better than expected earnings from IBM and Google
Bank of America has posted a quarterly loss for the second time in less than a year. This time it was one billion dollars (672 million euros)
Tough times continue in the toy world.
Mattel, the world’s biggest toymaker,said its latest quarterly profit declined as recession hit consumers
Pfizer has completed its takeover of rival Wyeth making the world’s largest drugmaker even bigger.
US and Canadian competition regulators cleared
Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson has posted a smaller than expected quarterly loss thanks to big cost cuts.
But the joint venture between Sweden’s
Volkswagen is to seek between eight and 10 billion euros from its investors through the sale of new preferred shares.
Europe’s biggest carmaker
A combination of food shortages and the global economic downturn has pushed more than one billion people into hunger according to the UN.
Berlin’s bomb damaged Neues Museum has opened its doors after a 212 million euro refit.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel cut the ribbon in an
Zimbabwe’s MDC Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says his party is to boycott the country’s troubled unity government, citing the “persecution” of
Russia and four former Soviet republics have been shooting up the Kazakh steppe to showcase a new rapid reaction force.
The leaders of Russia
Dutch MP Geert Wilders has arrived in Britain and described his visit to the country as a victory for free speech.
Wilders, whose film “Fitna,”
Another Pakistani police station has been attacked, this time in the northwestern provincial capital of Peshawar. It is close to the mountainous
The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to endorse a report into Israel’s recent assault on the Hamas run Gaza Strip.
Each year, we spend $1348 billion on arms, while famine destroys the life of more than a billion people.
That’s a fact Jacques Diouf of the United
All over France thousands of farmers have been staging protests against the plummeting price of their produce.
Tractors blocked main routes into
Tony Blair’s bid to become the president of a post-Lisbon Treaty European Council has run into choppy waters.
The former British prime minister is
Russia’s largest private oil producer Lukoil is working on expanding its presence in Western Europe, recently buying major stakes in oil refineries
European dairy farmers will be offered a 300 million euro aid package to help them through a crisis caused by low prices.
A series of strikes and
Cod fishermen have been battered by some more bad news by the European Commission as it looks to fixing quotas for next year.
The amount of cod
Fantastic Mr Fox, as everyone knows by now, is an animated film version of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book about a fox and farmer in conflict
24.10.09: Jean Todt was elected new President of the International Automobile Federation on October 23.
The new President of the
Angrajazz, the international jazz festival which is held annually in the Azores, this year welcomed Charles Lloyd into the spotlight. Lyoyd was born
After the Irish ‘Yes’ on the Lisbon Treaty, the European Union is creeping closer to having a stable Council President. Former British prime minister
A run-off vote to settle Afghanistan’s disputed election result is now “likely” according to the country’s ambassador to the United States
The flights had better stay cheap to one of Europe’s favourite weekend break destinations Barcelona, as Catalonia has banned happy hours and any
Richard Goldstone’s potentially explosive human rights report for the UN on Israel and the Palestinians has been adopted by
the UN’s Human Rights
More than a billion people – a sixth of the world’s population – are undernourished and global hunger is getting worse.
The UN food agency is
French farmers today blocked the Champs Elysees in Paris with barricades of burning tyres, hay and wooden pallets.
They are demanding government
The Pakistani police have again come under fire today after yesterday’s deadly wave of attacks.
At least 11 people have been killed in Peshawar in
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