"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."
Many Serbian nationalists idolise Ratko Mladic for the role he played during the Bosnian war and for what he symbolised.
In Belgrade, the question
Brussels has promised more to help fledgling democracies in the Arab world, but insisted strings would be attached.
In particular, aid will be
The arrest of Ratko Mladic has led to speculation that it will not be a matter of if but when Serbia now joins the EU.
In a strange twist of fate
In this edition of The Network Chris Burns and his guests look at how internet downloading is impacting the movie industry.
The red-carpet galas
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Details have emerged of where Colonel Gadaffi put billions of Libya’s oil earnings.
A campaigning anti-corruption group – Global Witness – says it
The finger of blame is being pointed at Kurdish militants after a bicycle bomb injured eight people in Istanbul. One woman reportedly lost a leg in
The European Union has issued a health warning amid a consumer food scare gripping Germany where an E. coli outbreak is being blamed for up to four
Spanish police say they have intercepted the sale of nine military transport helicopters to Iran.
Five Spaniards and three Iranians were arrested
A court has jailed two opponents of Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko for organising a protest against his disputed re-election.
‘Beginners’ tells the story of a man whose recently widowed 70-something father finally comes out of the closet. After 40 odd years of marriage, he
Jupiter is the biggest planet in the Solar System, a gaseous giant composed mainly of hydrogen and helium. It was explored by robotic spacecraft
‘This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx’ is a collection of photographs inspired by the artists
The Group of Eight summit has opened in Deauville, France, with a backdrop of continuing financial crisis in indebted nations, and in the euro zone
A new relationship between Serbia and Bosnia is what may arise from the arrest of Mladic, according to the co-president of Bosnia’s tripartite
Dozens of Yemenis were killed in battles overnight between Wednesday and Thursday in the capital of Sanaa as fighting aimed at ending the Yemen
Britain’s Burberry plans to increase its spending on opening new shops and upgrading its existing stores.
It will invest the equivalent of up to
Sony has announced a 2.2 billion euro net loss for the financial year just ended, but is predicting it will make a profit for the next 12
Telefonica has reportedly told its unions it wants to cut another 2,500 jobs on top of the 6,000 redundancies already proposed.
The cuts would
He was one of the most wanted men in Europe.
Now the Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic has been captured after years on the run from
France’s First Lady has been greeting the spouses of the G8 leaders ahead of the summit which opens today.
Dressed all in white, it was the first
The G8 leaders meeting in Deauville, France, are expected, during their two days of talks, to endorse aid to new Arab democracies, and perhaps to
May 27, 1703. Russia’s Tsar Peter the Great establishes the Peter and Paul Fortress (see picture), founding the city of St. Petersburg. A military
The “Mothers of Srebrenica” is an organisation of women who lost their sons, husbands and brothers in the 1995 massacre. Word that the man in charge
Ratko Mladic’s army career, which began in 1965, peaked in 1992 when a series of promotions elevated him to the role of Commander-in-Chief of the
Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb wartime general, has been captured after years on the run.
Commander of Bosnian Serb forces in the 1992-95 Bosnia
A bicycle bomb has wounded eight people in a residential and shopping district in Istanbul. It was at the end of the morning rush hour. No one
Georgia is marking its Independence Day but there seems to be little to celebrate with anti-government protests set to continue for a sixth
The death toll from civil unrest in Yemen contines to rise. Around 30 people are said to have been killed during Wednesday night in an explosion at a
Ohrid: the hidden gem of the Balkans
Before travelling to Skopje for our three-part series on Macedonian life, I must admit that I had never heard