"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."
All over the world women are celebrating 100 years of International Women’s Day.
In Bangladesh thousands joined a march in Dhaka to protest
The political chess game that is Arab-Israeli relations is closer to getting underway again.
The White House says both sides have agreed to
Gordon Thomas is a journalist who specialises in the world of espionage. The Welsh writer has sold 45 million books, all written at a desk that once
It is in a picture-postcard setting and it is one of Germany’s most celebrated places of learning. But the elite Odenwald boarding school is making
Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker” blew away its rivals at the Oscars – taking six awards, including best picture.
The film depicts life in the
All day, hundreds of ballot boxes have continued to arrive at the main election centre in eastern Baghdad.
Electoral commission staff are working
A major terrorism trial has got underway in Belgium, amid tight security.
Nine people are suspected of involvement in a network of militants who
A scrappage scheme has started in Russia to try to boost new car sales.
The government is offering 200,000 vouchers – each worth 1,200 euros – to
Opening a Paris conference, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has urged a massive expansion of nuclear energy by emerging nations.
It was the night of the independent film, with low-budget pictures trouncing the blockbusters for many of Hollywood’s top honours. The Hurt Locker
It is a futuristic hybrid vehicle – a boat that flies or a plane that can cross the water. New Zealand mechanic Rudy Heeman developed and built the
The world’s largest private collection of Frida Kahlo’s works is now on show in Brussels. Some 19 paintings, six drawings, an etching and various
Spurred by Greece’s problems, the European Commission has said it is looking at creating an IMF-style European Monetary Fund to cope with future
Britain’s Foreign Secretary says the UK must ensure it remains a major international player, despite of political and financial constraints.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is pushing international development banks to fund nuclear power plants in emerging nations.
At a nuclear energy
Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina have confirmed that they have formed a partnership to try to buy Australia’s Arrow Energy. The price would be the
Lending by Japanese banks to companies and individuals fell again in February from a year earlier. It was down by one and half percent. It was the
Israel has sparked fresh Palestinian anger by approving the construction of more than 100 Jewish homes in the occupied West Bank.
It says the
Troops are patrolling the streets of the central Nigerian city of Jos as aid workers count the dead following clashes between Christians and
Counting is underway in Iraq’s second full national election since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s coalition claims it
“It is the moment of a lifetime.” So said Kathryn Bigelow, making history as the first woman ever to win an Oscar for Best Director. Her Iraq war
At least 51 people have died in a strong earthquake in eastern Turkey. The magnitude six quake struck in the early hours of the morning causing
Demo against approval of law to ease abortion restrictions
Millions of people defied the threat of terror, turning out to vote in Iraq’s second election since the war.
An earthquake with a magnitude of around six has struck eastern Turkey, shaking the ground for about a minute. At least 17 people are dead and more
Hollywood can begin celebrating as the winners of the 82nd Academy Awards are announced. Beating James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’, ‘The Hurt Locker’ was
Voters in Switzerland have overwhelmingly rejected a reform of the occupational pension scheme in a major upset for the government.
Nearly 73 per
France has promised to help Greece get through its economic crisis.
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou was in Paris as part of his four-day
President Barack Obama called it an “important milestone”. The US leader was among the first to praise the courage of Iraqi voters who turned out