"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."
The scientific community is trying to learn the lessons from Fukushima.
The disaster in Japan has highlighted areas where nuclear plants might be
Italy has been celebrating 150 years of national unity.
From Milan to Turin, the country’s first capital, people have been paying tribute to the
On the road to Fukushima Daiichi, Japan’s stricken nuclear power plant a big sign says it all. It reads ‘Danger – entry forbidden.’ It is the
Japan’s government has asked train companies in the Tokyo area to reduce their services by ten percent during rush hours, to offset the effects of
Europe’s atomic energy anxiety finds Bulgaria hesitating over plans to get a second nuclear plant, in Belene, in the north. The government is
Top French ministers have said they will see to it that those responsible for the Renault industrial espionage debacle are dealt with.
Fear continues to drive trading in Japan’s financial markets. An unfolding nuclear threat has investors dumping shares and trying to guess what the
Parades took place across Ireland to mark Saint Patrick’s Day. The biggest of these was in the capital, Dublin, where more than 600,000 people turned
Queues of several kilometres long have been reported, as petrol runs short in the areas of Japan hit by last week’s earthquake and tsunami
There are conflicting reports regarding the situation in Misrata, the last big rebel stronghold in western Libya.
Residents in the city, some 200
Libyan rebel forces say there’ve been a number of government air strikes on the outskirts of Benghazi but there are no reports of any damage being
Foreigners are packing their bags and heading out of Japan as many distrust government announcements about the true state of the Fukushima nuclear
Credit Agricole has unveiled plans to grow its net profit more than fivefold by 2014 with a shifts away from investment banking and more into retail
Indian shares fell after the central bank raised interest rates again to battle the country’s stubborn inflation.
The Reserve Bank of India put up
On a St Patrick’s Day visit to Washington, Ireland’s newly elected prime minister Enda Kenny continued to gripe about the interest rate that the
It is supposed to be party time in Italy, but apart from the fact the country shares its 150 years of unification with St Patrick’s Day, that’s where
There have been some dramatic developments in Libya in fighting between rebels and troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.
France’s AFP news agency says
The Russian military used artillery to dislodge avalanches in North Ossetia.
Army helicopters have once more been dumping sea water on the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in north-eastern Japan. They are concentrating on
French cartoonist Boulet is known in comic book circles as one of the leading comic strip bloggers in the Francophone world.
He started his blog in
Future plans for nuclear power were top of the agenda as parliament met in Germany, in the wake of the crisis in Japan.
Chancellor Angela Merkel
Fear and fury is mounting inside the 30km exclusion zone around Fukushima’s striken nuclear plant.
Residents trapped in the now desolate area feel
In Portugal, music is once again inspiring the country’s youth to take to the streets. A satirical group called The Fighting Man has won the
A film by the former Czech president, Vaclav Havel, has premiered in Prague. “Leaving” is based on his own stage play, first published in 2007.
As far as the French go, José Bové is no ordinary Frenchman. At times he has come across as larger than life, stirring up a crowd in Seattle…
Eight clubs are eagerly awaiting Friday’s draw for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, which takes place in Nyon, Switzerland at 12:00
Heavy snow is now blanketing northern Japan, making life even more difficult for those who survived last week’s earthquake and tsunami.
Colourful murals have been discovered on the walls of an ancient temple in Lambayeque in Peru.
Pictures have emerged of the brutal police crackdown on protesters in Bahrain.
Apparently unarmed demonstrators were shot by security forces. Six