"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."
Security is the watchword across Europe at the moment and no-where more so it seems than Lisbon with Nato’s summit set to start on Friday.
A Swedish court has ordered the arrest of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, on suspicion of rape, something he strongly denies.
The decision is
Ireland’s central bank governor’s statement about an expected bail-out is in conflict with messages coming from the Irish government, who say no
NATO has come a long way from its original 12, mostly European, members huddled around the USA.
They were the self-styled defenders of the free
Hong Kong has raised its health emergency level to serious after its first reported case of bird flu in eight years.
A 59-year-old woman has been
German police say a suspect package containing a clock, detonator and batteries was found on a Munich-bound plane.
The suspicious parcel was
Nuclear issues have topped the agenda at talks between Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Discoveries about Greece’s long ago history are still coming to light on the island of Crete. This is an Iron Age cemetery from the ancient city of
The Louvre museum in Paris is calling on art lovers to help it buy The Three Graces, a 16th century oil painting by German artist Lucas Cranach the
Here are some more extracts from our interview with tenor Rolando Villazón.
He speaks about his Mexican identity and what singing means to
Just a year and a half after facing bankruptcy, General Motors is back with a bang as the biggest flotation in US history.
Ringing the bell at the
Unspooling over the following week, the Gijon International Film Festival is Spain’s main independent movie event, a Spanish Sundance.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is facing calls from relatives of those killed in the 2002 Karachi bombing to testify over alleged corruption linked
Swedish Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, on suspicion of rape.
It follows an investigation into
Toyota will launch 11 more cars with hybrid engines by the end of 2012.
They also plan on an rechargeable model of the existing Prius, which
Global economic recovery will slow down next year, according to the latest OECD report.
The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Recovery and
Air-France KLM has raised its full-year earnings target to 300 million euros operating profit.
Second quarter operating profit was 576 million
A group of military officers have revolted as Madagascar held a referendum on a new constitution that called for keeping a coup leader in power
German authorities have raised the national security alert level after German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizire warned of possible terror attacks
Hundreds demonstrated outside Ukraine’s parliament to protest a draft tax law that they say favours big business and will choke small and medium-size
A group of around 30 anti-NATO protesters from various countries dressed in colorful costumes, formed a samba band and marched through central Lisbon.
After deliberating since Monday, FIFA executive members have banned Amos Adamu from all soccer activity for three years and Reynald Temarii for one
The head of Ireland’s Central Bank, Patrick Honohan, has said that he expects Ireland to receive tens of billions of euros in loans from the EU and
NATO leaders are set to agree deep cuts in the alliance’s funding when they meet in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon from Friday. The two-day summit
geria’s military on Wednesday freed 19 hostages in an operation in the country’s main oil-producing region. Seven of those taken were foreigners
Once-bankrupt automaker General Motors will return to the US stock market on Thursday. The company will offer shares at US$ 33 each, 18 months
Prime Minister George Papandreou laid wreaths to the monument that commemorates dead of the 1973 uprising inside the Polytechnic School in Athens.
some 17,000 students, teachers and pensioners took to the streets of Athens to chant slogans more relevant to Greece’s current debt crisis, marking
A major rescue services operation is under way in Cornwall, south-west England, to rescue people from their homes after heavy rain and gale-force
Violence has flared in Greece during a rally in Athens to mark the anniversary of a 1973 student uprising.
The hotspot was outside the US embassy