"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."
Egyptian authorities have released a senior Google executive who has been missing since violent protest erupted in the country.
Wael Ghonim, head
Anger against daily abuse and torture by the police was one of the elements that triggered the popular revolt in Egypt.
One case stood out: that of
Julian Assange has attended court in London for the first of a two-day hearing to decide whether he should be extradited to Sweden.
Greece’s finances have again been in the spotlight as officials from the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission, and European Central
The Spanish government has reacted cautiously to the announcement of a new Basque political party.
It is an attempt to win back legal political
In the UK, an official report has concluded that the previous Labour government did all it could to help free the Lockerbie bomber before he
The dreams of thousands of participants in Rio de Janeiro’s world famous carnival have gone up in smoke less than a month before the annual street
The wave of demonstrations in and around Tahrir Square is showing no signs of stopping. More mass demonstrations are planned on Tuesday and Friday
They are bracing for the long haul in what some have called the ‘Nile Revolution.’ Two weeks into their protest, Tahrir Square’s activists are
At a summit resuscitating the so-called Weimar Partnership between France, Germany and Poland, the bigger countries have defended their plan for
Nearly two weeks after the political unrest started in Egypt, the country’s shops, banks and petrol stations are reopening along with ports
The Mayor of the Italian capital has demanded special powers to rehouse Roma families after four children were killed in a fire at an illegal
Spain’s top lender Santander it looking to gain full control of Polish Bank Zachodni WBK. It is offering to buy minority investors out for a 4.5
The European Central Bank will have to raise interest rates if the rate of inflation does not begin to slow by the end of this year. So says a member
The Danish taxpayer is going to have to stump nearly two billion euros after the collapse of another bank there.
Amagerbanken became the country’s
Montenegrin artist Boris Dragojevic is exhibiting his paintings at the “Kula” gallery in Split, Croatia.
At the same time the Istrian Modern Arts
Egyptians continue to gather in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to put pressure on the regime but the atmosphere is lighter than in previous days. People shout
Senegal hosts the 2011 World Social Forum. This year, unusually, it is not being held at the same time as the World Economic Forum in Davos
The founders of a new Basque separatist party have condemned the use of violence in the struggle for independence.
The party hopes to take over
Sudan’s President, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, says he will accept the vote of the south to secede.
His announcement comes just hours before the release
William Shakespeare may be turning in his grave over the idea of remaking his ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with garden gnomes – but ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’
The Red-Breasted Goose is one of Europe’s most threatened birds. A project aiming to monitor the goose’s behaviour and movements is being conducted
Three weeks after protesters in Tunisia ousted its President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, authorities have suspended the activities of his former ruling
Keen to get traffic moving, the Egyptian army tried to squeeze the burgeoning tent city around Tahrir Square this morning, but to no avail.
Two weeks into their protest, Egyptians demanding regime change are staying put in Tahrir Square.
High spirits may be harder to find with each
Tributes have poured in after the death of legendary rock guitarist Gary Moore. He was 58.
A former member of the Irish group Thin Lizzy, Moore was
There have been fresh signs of social tension in Algeria where a man tried to set himself on fire in the capital in a protest over
Thousands of Egyptians stood their ground in Tahrir Square overnight while President Hosni Mubarak clung onto power despite the resistance to his
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will appear in a London court today as his lawyers attempt to block his extradition to Sweden. The 39-year-old
A plan to sell-off English forests as a cost-cutting measure has caused such a public outcry that the UK’s coalition government has been forced to