"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."
Tens of thousands of people have demonstrated across France as resistance grows to the government’s plan for pension reform.
High school students
French motorists have been scrambling to fill up at the petrol pumps.
Strikes and protests aimed at preventing pension reforms are threatening to
The effects of the current climate of protest are making themselves felt across Europe.
In Italy, thousands have taken to the streets of Rome, to
Thousands of anti-Chinese protesters have been marching through Tokyo to vent their anger in an ongoing row over disputed islands.
Republic of Ecuador
It is an uncomfortable reminder of events in neighbouring Chile.
Emergency teams have headed underground at a gold mine in Ecuador to rescue a
Tens of thousands of protesters have once again poured onto the streets of France to protest against government plans to raise the retirement
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France is mired in yet another day of strikes after almost a week of disruption and protests aimed at derailing unpopular pension reform plans
Stories of the rescued Chilean miners’ struggle to survive are beginning to emerge as most of the 33 men arrive home to rapturous receptions.
Israeli troops clashed with Palestinian protesters in east Jerusalem, as Israel announced that hundreds of new homes were approved in the disputed
Hundreds of state employees protested across Romania over government wage cuts. Romanian prison system employees gathered in Bucharest, accusing
Twenty miners have been killed and 17 more are trapped after an underground gas blast in Henan province in central China.
State media says the pit
Russia has launched a drifting polar research centre on an ice-floe a thousand kilometres north of the Arctic circle.
Some 15 scientists will man
Despite these tough economic times, Spaniards are refusing to say ‘adios’ to their traditional afternoon siesta.
Some say the fast-pace of modern
Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev has named Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s chief staff, Sergei Sobyanin, to be the new mayor of Moscow.
The first miner to return home after spending 69 days underground in Chile has spoken of his relief at being rescued – and his anger at being trapped
President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has visited Moscow where he has signed a deal for the Russians to build his country’s first nuclear power plant