"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."
Romania is gearing up for perhaps its most important vote since the fall of Communism in 1989.
The first round of the presidential election sees
The head of the Anglican church, Archbishop Rowan Williams, has had his first meeting with Pope Benedict the 16th since the head of the Catholic
As many as 100,000 Spanish farmers have thronged in the capital Madrid in a mass protest against the depressed market for agricultural produce
Italian prosecutors have called for a life sentence for American student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, accused of the
Europe’s blue ribbon nuclear research project at the CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is back up and running and has already begun circulating particle
Parts of the north west of England devastated by floods are bracing themselves for yet more rain.
Forecasters predict Cumbria, the county hardest
Italian coastguard have intercepted a vessel carrying some 200 Eritrean migrants.
The boat, 15 meters in length, was picked up at midnight
Belgium’s King Albert has moved swiftly to ensure the loss of his prime minister to the European presidency does not also rob him of a viable
The crew of the Spanish tuna trawler freed by Somali pirates are back home after their seven week ordeal.
The 36 sailors spoke of their fear while
Romanians go to the polls tomorrow in a closely- fought presidential election amid fears it may not resolve a government crisis that is stalling
At least 42 miners are now known to have died in a gas explosion in a coalmine in north-eastern China.
Another 66 are missing, believed trapped
Iceland has always been fiercely independent but after the collapse of their banks, and in the face of a global recession, Iceland applied for
On the 20th November 1989, the UN adopted The Convention on the Rights of the Child. This was a legally binding text aimed at protecting the most
This edition of Agora took us to Switzerland, where amongst the Alpine tranquility a controversy is raging over the construction of minarets around
An Air France A380 has touched down at Kennedy airport.
The Paris to NewYork journey was the world’s largest airliner’s inaugural transatlantic
People in the northwest of England are counting the cost of the devastation to their homes after record rainfalls caused widespread flooding
Health officials at a hospital in Wales are investigating a possible person-to-person spread of a drug resistant strain of H1N1 flu.
The world’s largest atom smasher has been re-started again after more than a year of repairs.
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research has