"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."
The leaders of the euro zone’s two biggest economies have vowed on moving to a more integrated Europe. But the business world was expecting
The start of the Spanish season looks set to be delayed after talks between the Spanish football league and the Spanish players’ union (AFE) failed
Young and happy, pilgrims from the four corners of the Earth are gathered in Spain for the Roman Catholic church’s third World Youth Day, presided
Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev launched a thinly-veiled attack on Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday by saying the country
There is set to be a big exercise in forgiveness by the Roman Catholic church at its World Youth Day festival in Madrid where 200 white portable
Protests have spread across India for a second day in support of an elderly anti-corruption campaigner who is on hunger strike.
Anna Hazare, who
Two Facebook users in their early twenties have been jailed for four years for inciting riots.
Jordan Blackshaw and Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan set up
Ukraine’s ex-president Viktor Yushchenko had to run a gauntlet of angry supporters of the country’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko as he
Vice-President Joe Biden is in China for talks aimed at easing Beijing’s worries about the state of the US economy.
Biden is on a nine-day tour of
The UN court investigating the assassination of a former Lebanese prime minister has released the formal indictment accusing four Hezbollah members
Syrian state TV has broadcast video which it says shows security forces pulling out of one neighbourhood of the western port city of
Turkish warplanes attacked Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant targets in northern Iraq on Wednesday, military sources said.
That came hours
Libyan rebels aiming to topple Colonel Muammar Gaddafi came under fire from government troops in Zawiyah on Wednesday.
Snipers have taken to the
The Pope Benedict’s forthcoming visit to Madrid for a Roman Catholic youth festival has sparked mounting controversy over the cost.
Two English Facebook users have been jailed for four years for inciting riots more than one week ago.
Jordan Blackshaw and Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan
Eight Turkish soldiers have been killed in a suspected bomb explosion in the south east of the country, according to security service sources.
Another volatile day for European shares. Markets closed at their highest level in more than a week on Wednesday after early losses following
The Obama battle bus has been ploughing through America’s rural midwest. It is a crucial battleground for the Democrat president with an eye on
Hundreds of Israeli protesters clash with police forces outside the Knesset as lawmakers interrupt their summer recess to discuss recent anti-regime
A group of geologists from the University of Iceland has been exploring the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The main purpose was to study the effect the
Torrential rains caused severe flash flooding in Norway. All routes connecting southern and central Norway are closed because of the deluge. At least
Activists from Ukraine’s Femen group staged a topless protest in a show of anger against the entire political class amid the trial against former
As Libyan rebel forces appeared to gain ground to the west and south of Tripoli, the Gaddafi regime was keen to portray a ‘business-as-usual’ view of
Syrian tanks have begun to withdraw from the eastern city of Deir al-Zor after a military crackdown on what the government calls “terrorist
Libyan rebels appear to have put government troops on the back foot, forcing them to retreat into Tripoli.
Those fighting to topple Muammar Gaddafi
It was not what investors had been hoping for but the leaders of France and Germany have favoured closer economic cooperation in the euro zone as a
A cholera epidemic is now killing children in Somalia.
The intestinal infection is the latest scourge to hit the country. Tens of thousands of
Thousands of people have attended a religious mass in central Madrid for the start of the Roman Catholic “World Youth Day” festival.
As befits an environmental group, Greenpeace has carried out some recycling on a grand scale.
It has retiring its ship the Rainbow Warrior II from
Russia’s bid to revive nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers has been welcomed by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
But Iran’s president, who met top