"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."
A dispute over tax has spilled out onto the streets of China, with hundreds, some say thousands, of protesters clashing with riot police.
A teenager has been pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed building, four days after the earthquake that struck eastern Turkey.
China has welcomed the deal reached at the EU summit in Brussels aimed at tackling the bloc’s debt crisis. Increasingly seen as a key ally to boost
Europe’s leaders may have stopped the rot for now but the financial crisis is far from over and the region’s banks are still staring into a deep
Five Arab Spring activists have won this year’s prestigious Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought, awarded by the European Parliament.
25 Egyptians held by Israel, and an Israeli-American accused by Cairo of spying, have been returned to their respective countries in a prisoner
Relief for Italy… relief for Greece… for Spain… the whole euro zone in fact: EU leaders pulled back from the brink of potential disaster at their
The London Film Festival attracted a galaxy of stars, and a good selection of films this year.
We Need to Talk about Kevin won the Best Film
After years of controversy, questions over missing funds, and accusations of corruption the Bolshoi Theatre renovation is complete and the theatre is
Europe needs stricter rules to stop organised crime, particularly the mafia, gaining access to public funds, the European Parliament says.
Thousands of people gathered in Coriano to pay their respects to MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli who died over the weekend in a crash during a race in
A huge number of middle class Hungarians are sinking in debt repayments, after taking out private loans in Swiss francs.
While the government is
Flood barriers protecting Bangkok are almost overflowing and worries in the city are high that they could fail in the coming hours.
She shot to fame in the 70s as the punk queen from East Berlin, and although she has since changed musical styles, she remains politically commited
The latest European deal has been greeted with deep scepticism by many in debt-choked Greece.
Fearing more painful belt-tightening, they doubt this
Rafael from Poland: I just want to ask how the European Union is going to help small companies to grow in the united market and survive the
People in the earthquake-stricken Turkish town of Ercis spend a fourth night in tents as temperatures continue to drop and hope fades of finding more
UK Queen Elizabeth, on 10-day visit to Australia, visited an Aboriginal school in Perth on Thursday.
A five-day emergency holiday has been ordered by Thai authorities as the level of water is still rising around Bangkok.
Lagares river in Vigo, Galicia, has flooded causing damages in houses and infrastructures.
A massive clean-up operation was underway in northern Italy on Thursday after flash floods killed at least nine people and left six others missing.
A former Argentinian navy captain known as the Blond Angel of Death has been jailed for life in Buenos Aires for mass torture and murder during the
“Dear Herman, Dear Jose-Manuel”, it begins, ending with “A Big Hug, Silvio.”
The Italian premier’s ‘letter of intent’ is certainly friendly enough
Nintendo says it will post its first ever annual net loss this financial year — of around 188 million euros.
The soaring value of the yen against
A stunning set of numbers from Volkswagen.
Between January and September it sold 14.1 percent more vehicles than in the same period last year
Sony is paying just over one billion euros to buy out its Swedish partner in the mobile phone handset joint venture Sony Ericsson.
With the deal
The Irish are voting for a new president. Seven candidates are fighting for the biggest share of just over 3.1 million electors.
Two referenda are
Libyan officials are claiming Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam has proposed surrendering to the International Criminal Court rather than suffer
An ancient Sican tomb has been discovered in the north west of Peru. The tomb is thought be around 900 years old and to have been built for someone
Italy was put under considerable pressure from European leaders to come up with credible ideas to reign in its enormous debt and get the economy