"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."
The members of the European Commission being dubbed ‘the Barroso II team’, newly-appointed by the EU states, must still win the approval of the
The mountains of southern Yemen, arid, dusty and ever more dangerous.
Recent pronouncements by US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister
There was chaos at one of America’s busiest airports, when authorities shut down a terminal after a man got through security without being
United Arab Emirates
A last hurrah or a new dawn? Whatever your take on Dubai’s debt crisis the ceremony to mark the opening of the world’s tallest building in the Gulf
Stronger new European fisheries rules have been brought into force, aiming to crack down on a roughly ten billion euro-per-year industry of illegal
Herman Van Rompuy has kicked off his official first week of work as the European Union’s first full-time Council president. He underscored his view
Russia and Georgia have moved a small step closer to resuming ties.
Flights between Tbilisi and Moscow are set to resume following last year’s war
Dubai is a gleaming cityscape of towering skyscrapers.
In the 1950’s Dubai was just a sleepy port on the Persian Gulf.
But in recent times it has
The President of the Palestinian Authority has once more called on Israel to stop building Jewish settlements in the West Bank so the stalled
Iraq has declared it will not give up the fight to bring US security firm Blackwater to Justice.
The move follows last week’s decision by an
Iran has announced several foreigners were arrested during recent clashes between opposition supporters and security forces.
Speaking on state
The millions of people who had to return to work in London by public transport today had another reason to grumble on top of extensive delays.
Swiss drugmaker Novartis is moving to take full control of US based Alcon, the world’s biggest eye care firm.
The purchase is to help Novartis
European shares kicked off the new year by hitting a 15-month high.
However only low volumes were being bought and sold with many investors still
Manufacturing activity in the euro zone expanded at its fastest rate in 21 months in December; however new orders growth slowed slightly.
European planemaker Airbus reportedly beat its target for aircraft deliveries last year and handed over 498 planes to airlines.
Struggling Japan Airlines continues its bumpy ride.
Its shares shot up by 31 percent on Monday as the government asked the state-owned Development
There was a big rise in car sales in France in December as drivers took advantage of government backed vehicle trade-in schemes.
One reason was
“Esmeralda”, a masterpiece of 19th century ballet, has returned to the renovated stage of the Bolshoi Theater.
The last time Moscow’s public could
The present method of burying people who have passed away in coffins might soon be replaced by more eco-friendly procedures. A technology for
Clint Eastwood tells the story of how former South African President Nelson Mandela recruited the captain of the national rugby team to help him
Yemeni government officials claim two al-Qaeda militants thought be behind threats against the United States have been killed.
The suspects were
Torrential rain in eastern Australia has brought mixed blessings for residents. Farmers say it is the best news for their crops in ten years, having
The United States has stepped up airport security with a list of countries where all passengers heading for America will be subject to tougher
It boasts the highest swimming pool; the highest restaurant and – bizarrely enough – the highest fountain to be found above ground anywhere in the
The first day of trading this year got off to a promising start for European markets with stocks close to a 15-month high.
London’s FTSE 100 rose
Temple elephant runs amok in India creating panic amongst pilgrims ahead of a religious procession.
Japanese Emperor Akihito and the royal family greeted thousands of well-wishers in Tokyo on Saturday as part of welcoming in the new year.
The world’s tallest building is to be opened today in Dubai in a celebration of Man’s architectural ingenuity.
The exact height of the superscraper
Just days before the failed Christmas Day bomb attack on the US, al Qaeda supporters rallied openly in the state of Yemen.
For Washington and