"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."
An ex-Russian policeman who has accused fellow officers of being corrupt says he wants to personally discuss the issue with Prime Minister Vladimir
Sharp falls in industrial output in France and Italy suggests difficulties ahead for the euro zone’s still fragile economic recovery.
Finance ministers from the 27 European Union countries have agreed that moves to cut budget deficits following the economic crisis should start in
Reporting a lower third-quarter pretax profit of 1.7 billion euros, Barclays credited strong investment banking returns.
European shares fluctuated through the day and ended slightly lower.
Among the factors HSBC reported its profit so far this year is higher than
Rural Europe, tax police patrol farm buildings built fraudulently with EU subsidies… sound familiar? It is to the European Court of Auditors. And
The latest swine flu figures from Ukraine say more than a million people have been affected by the virus, and that number could rise dramatically
Remembrance Sunday in Lashkar Gah. A chance to unite in tribute to the fallen.
For many Britons, last week’s murder of five UK soldiers by a rogue
The new German government has laid out its agenda for the future, with a wide-ranging but somewhat vague plan to rescue Europe’s biggest economy. Two
More than 30 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suicide car bombing in north western Pakistan. It is feared, the number of victims could
As Iraq struggles to emerge from the sectarian carnage set off by the 2003 US invasion, organised crime, especially the kidnapping of children
The father of the gun adored by revolutionaries around the world turns 90 today. Mikhail Kalashnikov, who lives in Izhevsk, over a thousand miles
The bodies of the five British soldiers killed by a rogue policeman in Afghanistan last week, have arrived in the UK. Six coffins landed at
At the Lac du Bourget near Lyon in France, researchers are testing new air conditioning technology aiming to cut the amount of energy needed to keep
A new exhibition has opened at Mamco, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Geneva. Two Swiss artists are featured, both of them working in monochrome
Hilary Swank, with two Oscars already under her belt, is back in Mira Nair’s new film “Amelia”, a biopic on the life and times of famous female flyer
Berlin is recovering from yesterday’s jubilant celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the infamous wall. Germany’s capital welcomed
France’s media-loving President Sarkozy has become embroiled in a web of intrigue over his part in the fall of the Berlin Wall. He joined yesterday’s
America and Israel have held unusually low-profile talks, which have so far failed to make any discernable progress on injecting life into the
North and South Korean warships have exchanged fire along the world’s last Cold War maritime border. No-one was reported hurt in the incident, but it
Thousands of airline passengers in Spain face more disruption and delays, as Iberia cabin crew stage another two-day strike. More than 370 flights
Berlin was not the only city where celebrations were held for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Ceremonies took place in other
Five months after elections in Lebanon, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the son of the murdered prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, has named a cabinet
The Brandenburg Gate, once the fault line between East and West, and now the symbol of German reunification, was the impressive setting for a
By all accounts it was a huge success – the eyes of the world were on Germany as it held one of its biggest ever parties to mark the 20th anniversary
It is reported the two Koreas have had a brief naval skirmish. The Yonhap news agency quotes a South Korean defence source as saying that shots were