"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."
Tens of thousands of climate change activists have been out in force all over the world to raise awareness of the dangers of global warming
Iran has accused the international community of cheating in the long-running row over its atomic ambitions. The former nuclear negotiator, now
The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has pledged to press ahead with elections in the New Year, despite warnings from Hamas it could lead to an
The man accused of ordering Europe’s worst atrocities since the Second World War – Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic – finally faces a war crimes
Almost a month after the federal election, Germany’s coalition government is ready to take office next week. During a late-night meeting, Chancellor
Two year ago, Rajendra Kuma Pachauri received the nobel peace prize alongside Al Gore for his work at the head of the international group of experts
The first pictures have emerged of what is thought to be Taliban fighters preparing to attack the Pakistan army in Waziristan. Independent
The presidential election campaign in Tunisia winds up this weekend with the outcome already beyond doubt. Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has been in power
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party has sealed a coalition deal with the Free Democrats, the FDP.
The agreement paves the way
The Taliban is calling on the people of Afghanistan to boycott next month’s presidential election run-off.
Election officials are busy trying to
Czech sculptor David Cherny’s Trabant adorns the German embassy garden in Prague, a tribute to the days leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall and
Crossing the sea to a stormy welcome, African immigrants strike Malta. The Maltese feel stretched to their limits, sensitive to allegations of
Twenty years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, two families reflect on the changes they have seen since the reinforced concrete that divided a
As the H1N1 virus rears its head again with the approach of the Northern winter it is a timely moment for the Asturias prizes committee to honour the
18 years after Sergei Bubka, another pole-vaulter has won the prestigious Prince of Asturias Sports Award – Yelena Isinbayeva from Russia. Like Bubka
The Prince of Asturias Awards, the Spanish equivalent of the Nobel prizes, have been presented in Oviedo by the heir to the Spanish throne, Prince
Talks dragged on into early this morning but Angela Merkel has finally sealed a deal with her coalition partners to form a new German government
Flinging footwear has again emerged as a popular form of protest. This time the throwers were angry Swiss farmers who hurled their boots over what
Four policemen have been arrested for allegedly blackmailing the Governor of Lazio in the latest political sex scandal to rock Italy.
Mahmoud Abbas has announced presidential and parliamentary polls in the Palestinian territories on January 24.
It applies not only to the West