"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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Massimo D’Alema is a contender for the job of EU Foreign Policy Chief. He is a member of Italy’s main opposition party, the centre-left Democratic
EU leaders are struggling to agree who should get the new top jobs created by the Lisbon Treaty. There is a strong feeling that one, probably the
There was an unexpected trade surplus for the euro zone in September, thanks to recovering exports.
The European Union’s statistics office
Italian chocolate maker Ferrero is reportedly considering an alliance with Cadbury to counter a hostile takeover bid for the British company from
Progress on a new economic and political partnership is the hope for this week’s EU/Russia summit.
Sweden, which holds the EU presidency and is
As investors paused for breath, European shares ended lower on Tuesday after hitting a 13-month high the day before.
A smaller-than-expected rise
Low cost airline easyJet has posted a full year profit that was down nearly two thirds, at just under 50 million euros.
UBS has said it is targeting an annual pretax profit of almost 10 billion euros.
At a meeting of the loss-making Swiss bank’s shareholders, Chief
Visiting China, the head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, continues to press Beijing to let its currency strengthen
Just over a year after the Russia-Georgia war of 2008, a film based on the conflict is being shot, using many of the same locations. It stars Andy
More than 80 works by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli have gone on show in Frankfurt in Germany. Meanwhile, in Munich, the Alte
A pioneering autopsy technique is providing answers for grieving families, without having further mutilate the victim’s body.
December’s Copenhagen UN Climate summit now looks likely to provide only a political agreement, and a package of measures to help the poorest nations
Tens of thousands of Czechs and Slovaks have taken to the streets of Prague to re-enact a mass demonstration 20 years ago that led to the end of
US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao have agreed to cooperate on a number of global problems signalling a possible new era
The climate change talks in Copenhagen have not even begun, yet they are already under threat. The refusal of Asia-Pacific nations to accept binding
A Russian icebreaker with 105 mainly British passengers on board is trapped in the Antarctic ice.
The ship is not said to be in danger. Apart from
Thousands of university students have taken to the streets across Germany to protest at education reforms.
Around-the-clock occupations at more
Public sector corruption in Afghanistan is getting worse and the country is now seen as the most corrupt nation on the planet after Somalia.
Russian armour has streamed into Georgia creating lines of refugees fleeing the fighting. But fears of international criticism are limited to
All 36 crew members of a Basque owned fishing boat hijacked by Somali pirates have been freed.
The owners of the trawler Alakrana are reported to
The presidents of the United States and China have agreed on increased cooperation to find solutions to some of the world’s more intractable
French teaching assistant Clotilde Reiss has been has been released on bail pending a final verdict in her trial on spying charges in Tehran.
As Europe tightens its borders increasing numbers of African migrants are coming ashore in Latin America.
Some head for Mexico or Guatemala before
At the UN hunger summit in Rome wealthy food-importing nations are being accused of grabbing land from small farmers in developing countries and
Czechs and Slovaks are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, which saw an end to Communist rule in the then
A recent EU survey found almost in one in six Europeans felt they had been discriminated against in the previous 12 months, either because of their
Trade, the economy and climate change have dominated talks in Beijing between the Chinese and US presidents.
It is Barack Obama’s first visit to
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