"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."
For the second day running, a Qantas jumbo jet has had to make an emergency landing after experiencing engine trouble.
A Boeing 747-400 was at the
The biggest eruption so far of Mount Merapi in Indonesia has devastated scores of villages and hectares of countryside in central Java.
A Canadian couple who won nearly 8 million euros on a lottery have given almost all of it away. Allen and Violet Large won their fortune in July
The Pope’s presence in Spain could seem, on the surface, like just another pastoral visit. But it goes much further than that in a country that is
The World Entrepreneurship Forum, held in Lyon, France, has closed after three days of debates on wealth creation and social justice. Over a hundred
The US unemployment rate has remained at 9.6 per cent, despite the creation of 159,000 new jobs. The newly-released October Employment Report
Environmental activists in France managed to block a train carrying, what they have dubbed, the most radioactive shipment of nuclear waste in
Tomas regains hurricane force as camp residents prepare for the worst in Haiti.
The authorities in Cuba now say no one has survived a plane crash in the centre of the Caribbean island.
There were 68 passengers and crew on board
The nuclear waste is on its way but protesters near the storage site in Germany are determined to show they are not happy.
Friday’s student march
Presenting a European traffic jam ‘score card’: How much time do you waste at the wheel? US company INRIX has used its technology on six
Georgia has announced it has dismantled a Russian spy ring after a major counter intelligence operation.Video footage released by the Georgian
Michael Jackson may have passed on but his legend is set to run and run. He’s the world’s most profitable deceased star.
Michael Jackson the
Since 2006 the UN’s Human Rights Council has been monitoring United Nations member’s records on things like judicial systems, democracy, and media
Myanmar dissidents and political activists gathered outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok to denounce the upcoming election there.
Chinese president Hu Jintao has laid a wreath in Paris, against a backdrop of protests calling for the release of the detained activist and Nobel
Refugees covered in volcanic mud and dust make their way to shelters as Mount Merapi continues to spew ash.
Two bomb blasts at mosques in Pakistan have left at least 71 people dead with the number expected to rise.
66 died as the roof collapsed at a
Environmental activists are protesting over what they claim is a particularly dangerous shipment of nuclear waste across Europe.
Some 123 tonnes of
This week’s events in the United States have been followed closely in Beijing, where the leadership is certainly not familiar with midterm elections
In Guatemala, religion, culture and farming are intertwined. Ancient legend explains why maize still has symbolic status here as well as being a
Police and medicine agencies are going on the offensive in a bid to stop fake drugs flooding into Europe. The authorities are preparing to implement
More than 40 people are reported dead in the bombing of a mosque in Pakistan.
A suicide attacker apparently blew himself up as worshippers left the
At least 109 people are now thought to have died in the latest Merapi volcano eruption in Indonesia.
Another 65 bodies were found overnight as
For nearly a year since the terrible earthquake miserable plastic-sheeting or corrugated iron dwellings have been enough to keep Haitians
Iranians staged massive rallies across the country to mark the 31st anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy by Iranian students in 1979.
A Qantas Airbus made an emergency landing in Singapore after the super-jumbo blew out an engine. White vapour came from the wing before it landed.
A parcel bomb addressed to the French embassy has been denoted in Athens. Police are investigating other packages at a courier company in the Greek
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a traditional welcome from Maori performers outside parliament house in Wellington. The ceremony is