"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."
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Germany and France have set out to re-tune the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty. At a two-day summit in Brussels, their leaders are expected to have
They waved flags and chanted in the street for President Lula da Silva’s 65th birthday – and in a few days time the same supporters are increasingly
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Many camped overnight to ensure their place in the long line of mourners waiting to pay tribute to Nestor Kirchner at Argentina’s presidential
Germany’s lower house of parliament voted on Thursday to back Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to prolong the country’s use of nuclear power.
Emergency workers in western Indonesia have been finding more bodies after a devastating tsunami earlier this week. The number of dead now stands at
They have been as vocal as ever in their protests against the rise in the retirement age – but even the most diehard of French demonstrators conceded
Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez has led mourning for her husband and predecessor as president, in her first public appearance since his sudden
After his hugely successful ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Danny Boyle could pretty much shoot whatever film he wanted. For his next trick he has chosen ’127
In the German city of Stuttgart, for many months thousands of citizens have been protesting against a train station project called Stuttgart 21. What
Sanofi-Aventis is signalling that it may not increase the size of its hostile takeover bid for US biotech group Genzyme.
Sanofi is offering the
Royal Dutch Shell’s third-quarter profits came in much higher than forecast – up 18 percent on the same period last year thanks to higher oil and gas
The euro zone’s biggest bank, Santander, has said its profit this year would be less than anticipated because of new accounting rules imposed by
German unemployment fell slightly in October, dropping to its lowest level in 18 years.
The headline figure used by government and the media in
Japan’s Nissan has issued a recall for 2.14 million cars to fix a fault with the ignition system that could cause engine problems, including
Agentina is in mourning after the death of former President Nestor Kirchner from a heart attack.
Russia’s Shiveluch Volcano has erupted in Kamchatka. Ash-fall from the volcano covered the settlement of Ust-Kamchatsky, 90 kilometres from the
Thai flood victims in more than 20 provinces are still inundated after the country’s worst flooding in years as the death toll climbed to 68.
The French foreign minister has described Osama Bin Laden’s security threat to France as “unacceptable”, saying the country remains on high
France is being hit by a seventh national day of strikes against controversial pension reforms.
But now that the bill has been voted through
Barack Obama has appeared on a prime time TV comedy show to appeal to voters just days before mid-term elections that could severely dent his
Myanmar has given its strongest indication yet that the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be released from house arrest within the coming
In Haiti the cholera epidemic is growing. Official figures show the number who have died from the disease has risen above 300.
As Romania’s Parliament debated a motion of no-confidence against the country’s government, about 30,000 people gathered to protest wage cuts and
Rescuers scoured the slopes of Indonesia’s most volatile volcano for survivors after it was rocked by an eruption which killed at least 30 people.
A cholera outbreak in central Haiti has killed at least 250 people and left more than 3,000 ill.