"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."
Mourners have gathered to mark the fifth anniversary of the assassination of Anna Politkovskaya.
The journalist, who was a well known critic of
Meet Vitaliy Klychko, world heavy weight boxing champion and aspiring politician. He and his brother Volodymyr dominate their sport and currently
Can there be any other match in rugby union that so quickens the pulse, France against England? Will it be Gallic flair and fortitude from a side
Being a reporter is no longer just an ‘interesting job’. Journalists sometimes pay a very high price for telling people the truth.
Over the last
This year’s Nobel peace prize has been shared between three women for ‘their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights in
In what appear to be comments made for a domestic audience in an election year, the French president has managed to annoy both Turkey and Russia in
The troubled European banking sector moved to the center of attention of the debt crisis this past week, as the French-Belgian Dexia group is on the
Five years after Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered, the picture is far from complete. It is understood that she was killed for her
The European debt crisis continues to bite — late on Friday the Fitch agency downgraded Italy’s sovereign credit rating to A+, it was the first such
In what is being seen as a warning to European governments to better support the region’s weakened banks, the debt rating agencies have slashed their
After Steve Jobs succumbed to cancer, just weeks after handing over the reins of Apple, homage to the super innovator poured in. Swiss French
Keeping his famous promise of ‘I’ll be back’ Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to his home town of Thal in Austria on Friday.
Surrounded by hundreds
Campaigning in Poland’s General Election has ended, with Saturday to cool off before nerves crank up again on Sunday polling day.
Heavy fighting continues in Colonel Gaddafi’s home town of Sirte, after the new Libyan government forces launched their largest assault so
Syrian activists claimed government forces have killed at least seven anti-government demonstrators in protests after Friday prayers.
The credit rating of a dozen UK banks has been cut by Moody’s. It based that on the likelihood of less state support in a future crisis.
There seemed to be confusion over the state of the Greek bailout talks on Friday.
Inspectors from the so called troika – the European Union, the
The launch date has been announced for the first private passenger rail service in France competing with the state owned SNCF.
An Italian and
There was mixed jobs news from the US on Friday. The number of people in work grew more than expected in September and job gains for the prior months
Street protests have continued in Athens as the German Economy Minister, Philipp Rösler, arrived with 60 businessmen and women to discuss investment
British actor Paddy Considine’s directorial debut – the gritty Midlands-set drama Tyrannosaur – has just opened in the UK. It expands on his 2007
Young British singer-songwriter Jessie J stole the show at the MOBO Awards, held in Glasgow, with four prizes, including Best UK Act and Best Album
October 10, 1957. The finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbedemah stops to buy orange juice in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware, USA but is
A worker at the ill-fated Fukushima nuclear plant has died.
The death of the 56-year-old man is the third at the plant since three of the reactors
U2 singer Bono sings during a mass held on the occasion of Desmond Tutu’s 80th birthday in Cape Town, South Africa.
Police in Moscow moved to break up opponents of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on the eve of his 59th birthday. They were there to remember a former
This Sunday Poland will hold elections for its two houses of parliament. It is a dual between the two main parties: Civic Platform and Law and
Students and high-school pupils have walked out of their classrooms and onto the streets to denounce cuts to education spending in debt-burdened
Wanda Nowicka of Poland’s federation for Women and Family Planning describes what she sees as some of the failures of the legislation and warns of
Anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu is 80 years old today.
Celebrations are in full swing despite a spat between the archbishop and South Africa’s