"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."
Coalition forces have attacked Libya from the air and sea as they try to stop Colonel Gaddfi’s offensive on the rebel-held east of the
Libya’s army have ordered all of its units to observe an immediate ceasefire.
The announcement was made after some 24 hours of bombardment by
In Syria a third day of protests has been marred by violence. The police have opened fire on demonstrators using tear gas and live rounds killing one
Italy says it is ready to intervene over an Italian tug boat which has been detained by Libya. The vessel’s current whereabouts have not been
France on Sunday sent an aircraft carrier towards Libya as coalition forces continue their operations across the north African country.
The ‘Musica’ bonus includes several excerpts from our interview with conductor Omer Meir Wellber. He remembers his first time at La Scala, and talks
At La Scala in Milan Daniel Barenboim has been back on the piano stool, playing Franz Liszt’s piano concertos with the Orchestra Filarmonica. As 2011
Up to 200 million people are celebrating the Persian New Year’s Day, or Norouz, which starts at midnight on the 21st of March.
It is widely
At a meeting of the Arab League today, there were mixed reactions to the military action being taken to enforce the UN’s no fly zone established by
Thousands of mourners have turned out in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa for the funerals of anti-government protesters shot dead on Friday.
In Syria a third day of protests has been marred by violence. The police have opened fire on demonstrators using tear gas and live rounds. Reports
In Haiti people are voting in the final round of the presidential election.
The chaotic first round was marred by fraud allegations and
Within hours of Saturday’s Paris talks on military action in Libya, the US, UK, French and other European countries began operation Odyessy Dawn
The night sky over the Mediterranean coast of Libya lit up on Saturday night as operation Odyssey Dawn got into gear. 110 cruise missiles were fired
American, British and French forces have attacked Libya from the sea and from the air to stop Colonel Gaddafi’s offensive on the rebel-held east of
In Germany regional elections are underway and polls show that Angela Merkel’s Conservative party is in danger of losing control of a regional
In Japan two more survivors have been found in the devastated city of Ishinomaki. An 80-year-old woman and her 16-year-old grandson were pulled from
Japanese engineers have succeeded in turning the cooling pumps back on at the Fukushima nuclear plant, although the government has now said that once
New pictures illustrating the moment the tsunami swept into Aomori and Miyagi destroying all in its wake.
Colonel Gaddafi says Libya is prepared for a long war, and that the international forces against him will be defeated. He was speaking by telephone
The night sky over the Mediterranean coast of Libya lit up on Saturday night as operation Odyssey Dawn got into gear.
110 cruise missiles were
The people of Haiti will vote in the final round of an historic presidential election on Sunday.
United Nations peacekeepers are helping to
Police in Japan say the number of dead and missing after the earthquake and tsunami has risen above 20,000. Three quarters of the victims were in
Libyan state television has broadcast pictures of what it says are civilian victims of the allied bombing.
It said there had been casualties in
Anti-aircraft gunfire has rattled the sky over Tripoli overnight. It follows the first attacks on Libyan air defences from western allies enforcing
Colonel Gaddafi’s last public appearance in the flesh was several days ago. But the Libyan leader broadcast a brief message of defiance on state
Millions of Egyptians have turned out to vote in a referendum on a new constitution, a month after the fall of President Mubarak and his
British and American ships and submarines have fired more than 110 cruise missiles at over 20 targets in Libya, targetting air defence systems and
Leaders of the forces assembled to stop Colonel Ghaddafi killing his own people in defiance of a UN resolution have spoken out about the military