"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."
Ban Ki Moon, the Secretary General of the UN, has visited the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site in Kazakhstan, as part of a tour of the whole region
The Common Agricultural Policy, the CAP, is a source of much friction in the EU. But it is due to be reformed by the end of 2013 and initial
Iran has unveiled a new “third generation” of centrifuges capable of enriching uranium much faster than current technology allows.
In a speech
Sources say EADS is close to a decision on bidding for a deal to supply air refuelling tankers to the United States.
The aerospace company’s
The governor of the Bank of France has said the exposure of French banks to the Greek economic crisis is nothing to be alarmed about.
Iceland’s government and the International Monetary Fund have agreed on the terms of a further loan of 117 million euros. The IMF’s board has still
Kyrgyzstan on Friday announced two national days of mourning for those that died in a violent uprising that ousted the government.
Germany’s trade surplus widened more than expected in February due to a unexpected rise in exports.
Adjusted for seasonal factors, exports rose 5.1
France has agreed to help Italy rebuild its nuclear sector – abandoned after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine.
There was a big slump in demand for Russian gas in Europe last year partly due to the economic crisis.
However the Russians have said they have
Fitch downgraded Greece’s credit rating to triple-B-minus from triple-B-plus, one day after the ratings agency said Athens cannot delay asking the
Workers at Carlsberg used to say they worked in the best place in the world – now it looks like one of the quietest.
For the third day in a row
Hungary goes to the polls this Sunday with the centre-right opposition set for a landslide victory over the ruling Socialist party.
Fidesz, led by
An official ceremony has taken place to mark the start of the underwater passage construction of the Nord Stream gas pipeline.
Murdered white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche has been laid to rest by thousands of his followers.
Two black farm workers have been accused of
Brazilian painter Fernando Rocha has set himself no small challenge – he wants to break Pablo Picasso’s record by completing more than 13,000
British comedian David Baddiel turns screenwriter for The Infidel, a satire which gleefully pokes fun at an area often avoided nowadays – the
The Roma are the largest minority in Europe. Often victims of poverty, discrimination and prejudice, integration can be difficult for them. With this
A funeral has taken place for the South African white supremacist, Eugene Terre’blanche.
The leader of the Afrikaners Resistance Movement, AWB, was
Every week for the last 35 years, a small UN convoy delivers a shipment of food, gas and other ncecessities to a diminishing enclave of Greeks living
Eugene Terreblanche founded the Afrikaner’s Resistance Movement alongside six others in 1972 as a shadowy group seeking to protect the rights of the
Two astronauts from the US shuttle Discovery have embarked upon their first space walk of their current mission to the International Space
Red Shirt protesters in Bangkok have stormed the studios of their satellite station after the government ordered it be shut down.
Around 1,200 people have been left homeless after Rio de Janeiro was overwhelmed
by its heaviest rainfall in decades.
Supporters of the so-called ‘No To Bases’ protest group staged a demonstration in
downtown Prague today to coincide with the arrivals of US and
Rescue workers in Brazil are continuing a frantic search for around 200 people after a massive mudslide buried them in their homes.
Ushering in a new era of cooperation. US president Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev sign an historic arms control treaty in
There is something to celebrate for gay couples in Portugal.
Having won parliament’s backing for same-sex marriage, the Constitutional Court has
Greece has plunged deeper into crisis, with markets driving its borrowing costs to new highs and pounding its bonds and banking stocks.