"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."
Syrian human rights campaigners say security forces have committed what could be called ‘a crime against humanity’ after witnesses said mourners at a
Icelanders are voting in a referendum on whether or not to pay back British and Dutch investors who lost billions of euros in the Icelandic banking
A man in the Netherlands has opened fire in a shopping centre, killing five people and injuring at least eleven, before shooting himself dead.
EU finance ministers meeting in Hungary are turning up the pressure on Portugal to commit to further cost-cutting measures in exchange for a
The security forces in Northern Ireland have defused a huge bomb in a van abandoned near the town of Newry.
The area was cordoned off while the
Just three days after defeat looked almost certain for Ivory Coast’s disputed president Laurent Gbagbo his forces are reported to have been regaining
With no military solution looking likely in Libya, efforts are being stepped up on the diplomatic side.
A delegation from the African Union is
Family members of those who died when the Polish presidential plane crashed have held a memorial ceremony one year on.
Poland’s first lady led the
Nigerians have started voting in the first of three elections amidst tight security.
The vote has been marred by a deadly bomb attack on Friday
The Israeli Government says airstrikes on Hamas targets in Gaza will continue.
Eighteen people, mainly civilians but also some militants, have
Rebels fighters stopped for Friday prayers on the frontlines near the strategic town of Ajdabiya, which they are desperate to hold to avoid giving
Tens of thousands of protesters gather in Tahrir square to renew demands that ex-regime figures accused of corruption and killing protesters be put
A pile-up in a suddenly approaching sand storm south of Rostock in Germany has claimed the lives of at least five people and left many others injured.
Doctors in a Cairo hospital say two people have died from bullet wounds after the army tried to clear demonstrators from Tahrir Square on Friday
There has been widespread violence across Syria, leading to conflicting reports about the number and identity of victims.
Protests against the
Washington is still in business this morning after Republicans and Democrats passed a stopgap budget deal.
The US government was less than an hour
A pre-dawn Israeli airstrike has killed a Hamas commander and two of his bodyguards in Gaza.
The victims bring to 17 the number of people killed
Forces loyal to Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo have retaken ground from his presidential rival, Alassane Ouattawa in the main city of Abidjan
Libyan rebels claim they have repulsed a government assault on the beseiged western town of Misrata, while releasing footage they say shows them
At least ten Iranian exiles have died in clashes at Iraq’s Camp Ashraf, Reuters reported.
The Iran Policy Committee, a lobby group that tries to
This weekend Poland commemorates the first anniversary of the Smolensk plane crash in which 96 people including President Lech Kaczynski were
A day after an aftershock hit northern Japan, authorities have restored power to three nuclear plants hit by the latest tremor.
A number of people have been killed in a suspected bomb blast at a Nigerian election office in Suleja, on the northwestern edge of the capital