"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."
Libya is awash with weapons.
Tripoli’s new masters are using their guns to guarantee order. But will that remain the case? Or will the ramshackle
Switzerland’s Michael Albasini handed HTC-Highroad their second Vuelta stage this edition by beating his fellow breakaway rivals in a sprint
Another principle actor of this year’s Rugby World Cup arrived in Auckland ready for the show to begin. The Webb Ellis trophy was given a traditional
The EU is gradually ratcheting up the pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with a raft of new sanctions.
Foreign ministers of the 27
The Hamas movement in Gaza is applauding Ankara’s move to downgrade relations with Israel.
Spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said: “Hamas, the Islamic
More bad economic news for President Obama as US employment growth ground to a halt in August.
Sagging consumer confidence discouraged already
Spanish MPs have overwhelmingly backed moves to put a so-called ‘golden rule’ on budgetary stability
into the constitution.
Ruling Socialists and
Violent clashes in the Nigerian city of Jos have left at least 22 people dead.
Jos straddles the faith belt that separates northern mostly Muslim
With some economists now saying even the second aid package to Greece will not be enough to save the country, strikes have resumed against the
Libya’s new leaders say they will not wait for the end of battles with pro-Gaddafi fighters before they move towards a new democratic
Turkey’s dispute with Israel over its refusal to apologise for a raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla has erupted into a fresh round of diplomatic
Madonna is at the Venice film festival to promote her second feature film ‘W.E.’ which is screening out of competition. It deals with the
A new art exhibition has opened at the Martin Gropius Bau Museum in Berlin. Katsushika Hokusai was a famous Japanese artist, painter
As the hunt continues for the ousted Libyan leader, an appeal has gone out to tribes and desert communities not to give him shelter.
The 20th anniversary George Enescu music festival has opened in Bucharest with a performance of Enescu’s First Symphony by the Hague
German airline Lufthansa should consider investing in TAP, Portugal’s troubled state carrier. So said Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho
Talks have been put on hold between Greece and international inspectors over whether it has met conditions for its next bailout pay.
AT&T is reportedly moving on two fronts to try to salvage its planned acquisition of smaller rival T-Mobile USA.
Sources said even as it gearsedup
Turkey has imposed diplomatic sanctions against Israel, including the exclusion of top embassy staff, over an Israeli raid on an aid flotilla heading
This year’s Prince of Asturias Award winner in the sporting field has been revealed by the 30-strong jury at Oviedo in Spain.
Chilean students staged a massive kiss-in in front of the government house in Santiago, hoping a more loving approach will do more to reach President
Argentine students held a rally in support of their Chilean counterparts who have led months of social unrest against unpopular President Sebastian
An alarming sight but ‘don’t panic’ is the message from Russian authorities as they battle to contain the effects of a toxic spill. The brown-yellow
It is a very dangerous time to be a black African in Libya.
Although tens of thousands were welcome in Gaddafi’s Libya as migrant workers, many
The US federal agency that oversees mortgage lending is set to sue more than a dozen big banks for allegedly misrepresenting the products they sold
For people living traditional lives in the jungles of Indonesia, nature can be a challenge. One organisation is setting up informal classes for
Education plays a key role in connecting cultures and fostering tolerance. Our first report takes us to Morocco where a non-profit organisation aims
Ken George, in his house in New York’s Long Island, takes 32 pills a day.
He was a 9/11 emergency worker (first responder) and as a result of that
Suzanne Niederer’s son was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. She believes the army recruiters who persuaded her son to join the military in the wake
Christie Coombs lost her husband Jeff in the 9/11 attacks. He was a passenger on the plane that hit the World Trade Centre’s North Tower. She told