"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."
Silvio Berlusconi has vowed to stay in office until the end of his term in 2013 after winning a confidence vote in parliament.
It is the embattled
After seven years of negotiations, the inhabitants of Copenhagen’s alternative community of Christiania have agreed to establish a fund to buy the
A 11-metre-high, 40 tonne statue of Alexander the Great has been installed in central Skopje, but critics say his presence will not please everyone
As banks, the markets and politicians discuss how best to deal with the Greek debt crisis, real people are facing an uncertain future without work or
The financial sector should play a bigger role in helping to resolve the Greek debt crisis, European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said on
Outgoing Arab League chief Amr Moussa said on Tuesday that the Libyan crisis will never be resolved with air strikes.
The 22-member body backed
Thousands of protesters against spending cuts and austerity have been marching in Luxembourg. Trade Union members from all around Europe showed their
For the vast majority of the world’s population eating is not a problem. But for some, around 15%, it is a daily struggle. And it gets worse during
Struggling handset maker Nokia has just unveiled its latest smartphone as it tries to fight off Apple’s iPhone and devices using Google’s Android
Investigators are sifting through the debris of a crashed Russian passenger plane. Some 44 passengers and crew died in the catastrophe - but
For young people in remote or isolated communities getting an education can be a major challenge. In times past some would simply have missed out on
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is in Ankara for a surprise visit to meet Turkish leaders. The trip is of particular importance given the
The new government of debt-battered Portugal has signed into office. The inaugural speech of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, whose Social
A volcano eruption in Chile has blanketed the Argentine lake district in depressing grey, clogging waterways and transport routes with ash. Volcanic
Tens of thousands of Syrians have turned out for rallies held in support of their President Bashar al-Assad. State television showed people waving
Experts say the world’s oceans are facing mass extinction of fish and other marine life on a scale comparable with the disappearance of the
June 22, 1986. Diego Maradona scores a goal with his hand in Argentina’s football World Cup quarter final against England. The Tunisian referee
Researchers in regenerative medicine in Europe are making major strides forward in repairing damaged ears and eyes, thanks to nanotechnology.
The Greek finance ministry on Tuesday again played host to inspectors from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.
They were there
A car bomb and suicide bomber have killed at least 21 people in Iraq. The attack happened at a checkpoint just outside the home of the governor of
Short of money and political support and at odds with the country’s conservative Islamic culture, Afghan cinema is struggling to survive.
Italian designer Kean Etro took his inspiration for his 2012 spring/summer collection from the French Riviera. It featured a palette of earthy browns
As the market awaits clarity over a second Greek bailout, another troubled euro zone country, Spain has successfully sold 2.99 billion euros worth of
Carrefour’s shareholder meeting in Paris was a stormy affair.
Chief Executive Lars Olofsson faced angry shareholders fed up with falling profits
Foster’s has rejected a takeover bid from global giant SABMiller complaining the seven billion euros cash offer is too low.
However investors say
Damp, overcast conditions failed to deter thousands of people from gathering at one of the UK’s oldest sites to celebrate the summer solstice.
The trade war between Airbus and Boeing was once again in the spotlight at the Paris air show. The competition between widebodies results in endless
A passenger jet crashed in heavy fog and burst into flames on a highway near Petrozavodsk in north-western Russia, just short of a runway whose
Life in the world’s oceans is heading the way of the dinosaurs, says an alarming expert study just released. The International Programme on the State