"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."
BHP Billiton has launched a hostile 30 billion euro bid for Potash Corporation.
BHP’s boss Marius Kloppers wants to create the world’s top
The Pentagon has said it will not negotiate with Wikileaks to create a “sanitised version” of the planned release of a second batch of classified
The collapse of another British low-cost travel firm has left tens of thousands of holidaymakers scrambling to arrange alternative flights.
Danish shipping and oil group Moller-Maersk has enjoyed a rebound in earnings, posting a net profit the equivalent of 1.8 billion euros for the first
One area that seems to survived the economic downturn is the gaming industry as evidenced by the big turn out for Gamescom, Europe’s largest video
A bumper debut for shares of China Everbright Bank.
On their first day trading on the Shanghai stock market they jumped 18 percent.
General Motors is deepening its ties with Chinese car-maker SAIC.
They announced in Shanghai that they will work together on developing small
The threat of prolonged strike action is putting intense pressure on South Africa’s government with public and private sector staff downing
Russia was not adequately prepared for its stifling heatwave that is thought to have killed thousands of people, according to a leading
The French government is facing mounting criticism over plans to deport Roma migrants.
The first group of 79 people is due to be flown back to
It is a 100 days since British Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy Nick Clegg emerged into Downing Street’s Rose Garden to announce their
The EU has promised to increase its aid to Pakistan by 30 million euros, bringing the total to 70 million.
The money, which does not include
The pain cries out from the faces of the Pakistan flood survivors in their daily struggle against overwhelming odds. They live now surrounded by fear
Their countries have a troubled history. But, on a visit to Russia, Hamid Karzai has been assured that Moscow backs his efforts to establish peace
There is anger on the streets at the Moroccan border of Spain’s north African enclave in Melilla. Activists have started a week-long blockade to
The sight of vital life-saving aid on its way to Pakistan is evidence of the quickening response to the humanitarian crisis. Nearly half of the 350
Dozens more people are feared dead in the latest landslide to hit China, adding to the thousands killed or missing in weather-related disasters this
In the northern Philippines, at least 41 people have died after a bus lost control and plunged into a 50 metre ravine. It’s believed the vehicle had
One hundred days into office and it is so far so good, it seems, for Britain’s coalition government.
The honeymoon period for Conservative Prime
Flash floods killed three people and injured two others in the south of Spain near Cordoba.
A truck slipped off a muddy road onto the rail tracks of the German ICE high speed train just south of Frankfurt. The train was not travelling at top
Wildfires keep on raging in central and northern Portugal despite firefighters’ efforts.
A Palestinian man who was shot and wounded after breaking into the Turkish embassy in Israel has been taken to hospital for treatment.
A deal giving US troops more access to bases in Colombia has been suspended after a court in the Latin American country declared it unconstitutional
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has thanked foreign countries who helped tackle wildfires that ravaged parts of the country.
Dozens of people were injured when a car-bomb exploded at a crowded cafe in a popular Russian holiday city.
The explosion in Pyatigorsk was the
A new whisky biofuel that can be used to power cars has been developed by scientists in Edinburgh.
Researchers have found a formula using the waste
Despite Tuesday’s deadly suicide bombing at the heart of Iraqi security, the US is sticking to its withdrawal time table.
At least 59 recruits
Much-needed aid is slowly beginning to arrive in flood-ravaged Pakistan but still only a fraction of the six million people desperate for food and