""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."
"We want to see which tomato plants can still give good yields without water."
Plant breeding scientist
More than two weeks after floods first plunged Pakistan into disaster, the water is still rising across the southern plains of Sindh province.
A bomb scare in the southwestern French city of Lourdes is under investigation by the police. Some 30,000 visitors were cleared from the shrine
On the periphery of southern Jerusalem, Israel is taking down the wall — concrete sections which it put up eight years ago. This is in the Jewish
Orthodox Christians have held their first mass at an ancient monastery in Turkey for almost eight decades after the government loosened restrictions
The Russian emergency ministry says the area of burning forest near a secret nuclear research centre has been significantly reduced. The head of
Eight people have been killed after a car ploughed into the crowd at a off-road rally race in southern California.
The accident happened early on
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has arrived in Pakistan to assess the damage caused by the country’s worst-ever floods.
Ban met with Prime
Many flood victims in Pakistan are living in muddy camps or overcrowded government buildings, while thousands more are sleeping in the open next to
Some 4,000 people dressed in pink costumes marched down Tokyo streets in the city’s “gay pride parade,” requesting more rights for gay, lesbian and
The Danish capital of Copenhagen has played host to a record-breaking fashion catwalk…or at least probably.
Organisers of the city’s fashion week
China held a day of national mourning on Sunday for the 1,200 people who died in a massive landslide last week.
Thousands of people gathered in
The US president has paid his fifth visit to the country’s BP oil spill region.
Barack Obama made the weekend trip to Panama City, Florida, as part
Poland’s military is investigating claims that a group of its soldiers blew up an empty family home in Afghanistan for fun.
If true the act would
In Portugal, firefighting teams are said to have “contained” one of the biggest wildfires in the natural park of Serra da Estrela near the northern
Russia’s atomic energy authority has ordered the felling of trees on a blazing nature reserve.
Thwe plan is to ensure wildfires do not spread to