"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."
Britain and France are putting forward a UN Security Council resolution aimed at condemning Syria’s crackdown on protesters.
A vote on the text is
Nearly four months after the Arab Spring brought about seismic political changes in Tunisia and Egypt and continuing unrest in Yemen and
Turkey has promised it will not turn away Syrian refugees fleeing unrest in their country.
A large group has already fled into southern Turkey
Opec’s talks have collapsed without an agreement to raise oil output.
Saudi Arabia had wanted the cartel to pump another 1.5 million barrels a day
Forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi launched another attack on the rebel-held city of Misrata in western Libya.
A spokesman for the rebel fighters told
Four EU countries and Turkey have signed additional deals for the construction of the long-delayed Nabucco gas pipeline.
The ambitious and costly
A European aid package for fruit and vegetable traders suffering from lost sales because of the deadly E. coli crisis has been increased to 210
Jorge Semprun was active in Spanish politics, albeit behind the scenes, in campaigning against the rule of General Franco. But 13 years after
A Europe-Russia summit this Thursday and Friday is likely to be dominated by a dispute over Moscow’s ban on EU vegetable imports. Europe’s E.coli
New EU rules to allow governments to charge trucks for air and noise pollution have received final backing from the European Parliament. They are
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has warned of a real risk of bankruptcy by Greece and he has urged the EU to make private investors who
Turkey goes to the polls on Sunday in a vote that will not only provide the country with a new government, but also a new constitution.
Turkey is a
Japan is planning to revise its nuclear safety rules to prevent a repeat of the Fukushima disaster.
The government plans to replace current
Italian police say they have detained a businessman accused of helping a Naples-based mafia-style crime group. It is claimed that profits from
Portugal’s prime minister in waiting has begun coalition talks. Pedro Passos Coelho’s centre-right party won last Sunday’s general election, beating
Greenpeace is pointing the finger of blame at Barbie. It claims packaging for the doll is contributing to the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests
Ratings agency Moody’s has confirmed that Britain’s triple-A credit rating remains stable but that could change if its economic growth slips.
Germany exports posted their biggest drop in more than two years in April after a surge the month before.
The figures – which were worse than
John Lipsky, the acting head of the International Monetary Fund says the US economy doesn’t need extra stimulus as a slowdown in global growth is
NATO on Wednesday vowed to step up attacks on Libya until Colonel Muammar Gaddafi leaves power.
Defence ministers are meeting in Brussels over the
When you upload a new photo to your Facebook albums, you will receive tag suggestions, as the firm uses face recognition technology to trace your
Now that Guiliano Pisapia has won the election to become the new mayor of Milan, he’s suddenly a celebrity. He’s the “man who defeated Berlusconi” in
Protesters are keeping up the pressure for a new regime in Yemen.
They have set up tents outside the home of the country’s acting leader, Abd-Rabbu
Tunisia’s first election since the overthrow of President Ben Ali has been put back yet again raising fears of violence in the country.
June 9, AD 68. Emperor Nero, the fifth emperor of the Roman Empire, kills himself with a knife to the throat as horsemen approached to capture him
Bill Drayton has won the Asturias Prize for international cooperation. The award recognises an outstanding contribution to mutual understanding and
British indie rockers the Kaiser Chiefs have released their fourth studio album – The Future Is Medieval but the final cut is up to the fans.
In Larry Crowne, Tom Hanks plays a factory worker who is sacked. At a loss, he goes back to college where he falls in love with his teacher Mercedes
Scientists at Cern have managed to trap elusive antimatter atoms for a quarter of an hour. It is a huge step forward on last year’s efforts when they