"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."
A US army major is to face initial murder charges for allegedly gunning down 13 of his colleagues at a military base in Texas last week.
European shares ended lower after having lost most of their earlier gains late in the session as Wall Street turned negative.
There had been a
Iberia’s board of directors has reportedly agreed the main details of a merger with British Airways but the size BA’s pension fund deficit could
The International Energy Agency is predicting a pickup in oil demand as the world economy strengthens.
It said we will use more fuel in the
The latest word on the euro zone’s economic recovery from the European Central Bank is for improvement in the second half of this year.
The travel industry is still under major pressure from the recession.
This year’s top gathering of professionals the World Travel Market in
Shares in Euro Disney plunged by the most in nearly two years after it announced it will delay up to 45 million euros of debt repayments.
The Anna Lindh Foundation for intercultural dialogue has held the awards ceremony for the fourth Euromediterranean prize for journalism in Monaco.
With the Lisbon Treaty about to come into effect, new light is being shed on what it means when it talks about the Citizens’ Initiative. The European
Gender equality is being taken increasingly seriously in the hunt for a new European Union president. Ahead of next week’s summit to appoint the new
The deep split in Palestinian politics has forced recommendations that President Mahmoud Abbas postpones elections in January. The refusal of his
A pair of Swiss businessmen who have been prevented from leaving Libya for more than a year are to face trial on tax evasion charges.
The men, who
France’s culture minister is playing peacemaker in a row over free speech and the winner of the country’s most prestigious literary award.
President Dmitry Medvedev has called for root and branch reform in Russia in a State of the Nation address short on specific initiatives. The economy
Britain’s government has pledged to tighten rules on immigration, as the issue gains political momentum ahead of a general election next year.
The US ambassador to Afghanistan has warned President Obama not to send more troops to prop up what he called the corrupt leadership in Kabul.
A service to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Polish-German Reconciliation has been held in the city where anti-Nazi sympathisers met to plot
A new exhibition has opened – at The Cite de la Musique in Paris – called “We Want Miles” – in hommage to American jazz supremo Miles Davis. The
The US ambassador to Afghanistan has warned President Obama against sending more troops to prop up what he called the corrupt leadership in Kabul
The UK has seen a spate of demonstrations over fears too many foreigners are moving in. ‘British jobs for British workers’ is a familiar slogan
Riot police have clashed with Maoist activists protesting against Nepal’s government.
Thousands of demonstrators converged on Kathmandu in the
Two days after ships from the rival Koreas clashed in disputed waters, the North is warning the South it was pay “an expensive price” for the
A former Bosnian Serb army general has lost his appeal against a conviction for war crimes committed during the 43-month siege of Sarajevo.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has used his annual State of the Nation address to demand urgent reforms. Addressing both houses of parliament and
Saad al-Hariri has formally taken up the post of Lebanese Prime Minister. He confirmed his new cabinet on Monday. His 14-March coalition
Spain is calling for Europe to take a tougher stance in dealing with piracy on the high seas.
It wants the multinational naval force to blockade
Russia and Austria have agreed to move swiftly on a pipeline deal that would cut Ukraine out of the gas supply route. At a meeting in Moscow
A life sentence given to a man by a German court for the murder of an Egyptian woman has been widely welcomed by the Muslim world.
A meeting between the leaders of France and Israel appears to have given a nudge to at least one aspect of Middle East diplomacy.