"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."
Ratings Agency Standard & Poor’s has warned it has changed its outlook for its credit rating for the US over the next couple of years. The agency has
Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan has been officially declared the winner of the country’s election, and his first call as re-elected president was an
Italy has long said that it is unfairly carrying the burden of immigration to the European Union.
Some 25,000 people have arrived on Italian shores
The French government has condemned ‘in the strongest terms’ a suicide attack in Afghanistan that targeted the French defence minister on a visit to
The British government says it is to pay for charter ships to aid the evacuation of 5000 migrant workers who are stranded in the besieged Libyan city
In Portugal, talks are underway over the terms of a bail-out package. Financial aid given to the country is expected to be in the region of 80
An extra 110 million euro donation for Chernobyl, to build a new containment structure… The promise from the European Union coincides with the
Timo Soini now finds himself in the role of kingmaker after voters put his True Finns party in third place in Sunday’s general election.
It marks a
Vandals have destroyed two photographs by controversial artist Andres Serrano at the Lambert collection in Avignon’s contemporary arts museum in
Hundreds of people took part in a funeral procession for an Italian activist in the Gaza strip. Vittorio Arrigoni was killed and left in an abandoned
Finland is taking in the surprise success of the anti-euro party in the country’s general election. The True Finns could form part of a coalition
A new constitution for Hungary has been under debate in Budapest’s parliament.
The Fidesz party in power had no trouble adopting it, since they
Iran, celebrating Army day, is rattling its regional nighbours. Although President Ahmedinejad called for “honest unity” in the Middle East, the
The Secretary General of OPEC has called on governments to rein in speculation on oil. Abdullah Al-Badri claims their activities are adding 15 to 20
Philips will hand over the majority of its European television manufacturing operation to a Chinese company. The deal sees the creation of a new
Greece is denying that it has plans for debt restructuring. Speaking in Washington, the country’s finance minister George Papaconstantinou said the
France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom could save 1.3 billion euros by combining their purchases. The two companies will jointly buy equipment that they
The latest documentary by Academy Award-winning director Gerardine Wurzburg, “Wretches & Jabberers”, gives a voice to people with autism.
YouTube, the video-sharing website, is experiencing phenomenal growth according to one of its bosses, Patrick Walker.
35 hours of video are
For four days, the heart of Brussels has been swinging to the sound of music, dance, theater and film from southeastern Europe.
The 5th edition of
Under siege and under attack: dramatic new images show Libyan rebels in Misrata defending themselves against bombardment from Colonel Gaddafi’s
Rome has has its official protest to the European commission rejected in a spat over immigration that is deepening into a crisis after France
An army mutiny that broke out in Burkina Faso is spreading to other parts of the West African state.
Protests are now reported in Kaya in the north
Wounded protesters seek medical help after Yemeni forces fired live rounds at demonstrators calling for a end to the 32 year rule of President Ali
Human rights campaigners say Syrian security forces killed at least seven people on Sunday during anti-government protests in the city of Homs.
As spring winds hit much of eastern China, Weifang, the world’s kite capital opens its 28th International Kite Festival on Sunday. This annual event
Pope Benedict XVI led a crowd of Catholic faithful in Palm Sunday Mass.
Yemeni forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh fired at a protest march in Sanaa, wounding at least 22 people, doctors said.