"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."
Two explosions in Iran’s southeastern city of Zahedan were caused by a suicide bomb attack one of them at the city’s Grand Mosque.
China’s economy cooled between April and June.
Gross domestic product was up by 10.3 percent from the same period in 2009. In the first quarter it
Mixed news about Turkey’s economic recovery.
The unemployment rate hit its lowest level since October 2008, falling to 12 percent of the working
Spain sold three billion euros of 15-year government bonds on Thursday, demonstrating that fears of a sovereign debt catastrophe are easing.
Cuban dissident Pablo Pacheco has been tasting freedom for the first time since the spring of 2003.
The freelance journalist is in Madrid with his
The EU and Georgia today formally opened negotiations for an Association Agreement aimed at reinforcing links between the ex Soviet satelite state
BP is planning critical tests on its ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico after a delay to fix a leaking pipe.
Its hoped the latest attempt at
EU immigration ministers have been meeting in Brussels to discuss the thorny issue of a common EU immigration policy. Currently the Member State via
A Libyan ship carrying aid to the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip has docked at Egypt’s El-Arish port and its cargo is being unloaded.
The newly liberated Cuban activists who arrived in Spain earlier this week are grateful for their newfound freedom, yet fear for their future legal
Keen to fend off accusations of high-level complacency, the Vatican has updated its rules on dealing with abuse by priests.
Investigations will be
The Slovak government has approved the signing of the euro zone’s emergency loan facility.
It was a U-turn by the new centre-right cabinet of Prime
European car sales fell in June for the third straight month as the artificial boost from scrapping schemes across the continent faded.
The top boss at British clothing and food retailer Marks & Spencer has survived shareholder anger over his sizable pay package.
New chief executive
Fire broke out at Russia’s oldest and largest art restoration center, killing two people. Many works of art from various Russian museums were inside
Four people associated with French L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt have been detained for questioning by police over alleged tax evasion and
Ever wanted to play at being a real life rock and roll star – following in the footsteps of the Beatles and Pink Floyd by recording at the Abbey Road
A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race. “Predators” is a remake of the 1987 film with Adrien Brody taking the
Scientists at London’s King College say they’ve carried out encouraging tests on a new treatment that promises to shrink breast cancer tumours and
Air traffic controllers in Greece joined hospital workers and other public sector employees in striking against pension and labour
Tens of thousands of Parisians turned out on July 14 for a gigantic fireworks display to mark the end of Bastille Day, the anniversary of the
Greek civil servants, including air traffic controllers, stage a four hour work stoppage over government labour and pension reform.
Argentina has approved same-sex marriage, the first country in South America to do so.
Debate on the bill began on Wednesday afternoon and spilled
A former Israeli defence force commander and a soldier have been convicted over the shooting of a blindfolded prisoner at close range with a rubber
Egyptian officials say a Libyan ship which docked in one of its ports carrying aid supplies for Gaza is awaiting instructions before unloading.
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s ruling coalition has won a confidence vote on an unpopular
25-billion euro austerity package designed to shore up
Thousands of revellers clad in the traditional red and white colours of the San Fermin festival crowded into Pamplona main square to sing the
The Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival dates back to the 13th century. Legend says a Buddhist priest, carried on the shoulders of local people, sprinkled