"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."
Genetically modified crops now face the prospect of being banned outright in the EU.
The potential prohibition, which still needs European Council
Australia’s Cadel Evans edged out Spain’s Alberto Contador to claim stage four of the Tour de France following a thrilling uphill finish at
Libya, Ivory Coast, South Sudan, Zimbabwe – recent events in Africa, many of them very violent, have burst onto the international stage. And in
In Germany, an era has come to an end: after more than 50 years in application, there is to be no more compulsory military service, and the
The EU is pushing for closer ties with Moldova as it cranks up its ‘Eastern Neighbourhood Policy’.
Sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, the
Germany has ended compulsory military service, which has been part of society there for the past 55 years. The new law came into effect last Friday
Germany’s top court has began hearing legal challenges to Berlin’s participation in multi-billion euro bailouts to Greece, Ireland and Portugal
They are licking their lips in Pleasanton, California, where chefs at a county fair have cooked up the world’s largest hamburger.
At least six people have been reported dead after the Syrian military carried out raids on a restive city in the west of the country.
From beyond the graves in the chilling cemetery at Srebrenica, three Bosnian Muslims have won justice. The relatives of the victims claimed their
The EU has decided to ban imports of some seeds and beans from Egypt after investigators found a likely link to two deadly outbreaks of E.coli food
A chapter in the history of space has ended with the launch of the American Shuttle Atlantis which marks the retirement of the Space Shuttle. It’s a
Christine Lagarde has taken the helm at the International Monetary Fund.
The first task for the former French finance minister is overseeing
At least 28 people are reported dead after two explosions at a local government building in the Iraqi town of Taji, north of Bagdhad. Dozens more are
Lawyers for a French journalist have begun formal legal proceedings in Paris accusing the former head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempting
For people living in the remote valleys of Kyrgyzstan’s mountain region, producing the traditional drink of fermented mare’s milk, ‘Kumis’, is often
US marines were welcomed by Afghan elders earlier as they prepared a hand-over of security operations in Laki, Garsmir District of Helmand province
July 6, 1947. The AK47 assault rifle goes into production in the Soviet Union. Mikail Kalashnikov began thinking about a design for a new rifle while
A British newspaper has found itself in hot water after taking investigative journalism a step too far.
The News of the World is renowned for its
Who will fill the gap left behind when Western forces leave Afghanistan, and could there be a future role for the Taliban? Those are some of the key
Denmark has reinstated controls and spot-checks on vehicles arriving from neighbouring EU countries.
There were more journalists than anything else
As expected Sweden’s central bank has raised its benchmark interest rate from 1.75 percent to 2.0 percent to try to rein in rising inflation. It is
The European Commission continues to take aim against roaming charges.
It will force mobile phone companies to slash the amounts people pay for
Canadian train maker Bombardier is cutting more than 1,400 jobs – nearly half the workforce – at its plant in Derby, in central England.
Growth in the euro zone’s dominant service sector grew in June at its weakest pace since October.
There was an unexpectedly deep contraction in
A group of stranded Chinese had to be rescued from a bridge after part of it collapsed due to heavy flooding in Sinchun Province, south west China
While Greek authorities are trying to prevent a `peace flotilla` bound for Gaza from leaving port, a French vessel is reported to have left Greek
For the first time in nearly 15 years, Christian Dior’s haute couture collection was not designed by the label’s disgraced former artistic director
The bottom of a boat makes a perfect home for all sorts of marine organisms. After just a few months in the water the hull could end up covered in
In concert together for the first time in 40 years, superstars Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin open the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.