"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."
UNESCO’s decision to grant the Palestinians full membership has prompted Israel to freeze its funding to the UN’s cultural agency.
The Israelis say
French President Nicolas Sarkozy had hoped the G20 summit in Cannes would be one of the crowning moments of his five years running France.
The European Central Bank has unexpectedly cut interest rates in President Mario Draghi’s first meeting in charge.
With bond yields in Italy and
George Papandreou says he will scrap a referendum on Greece’s latest bailout deal, if the conservative opposition agrees to back the plan in
Thursday sees the official start of campaigning for Spain’s general election later this month against a background of chronic unemployment and an
For over a decade, the Democratic Republic of Congo had been ravaged by what many refer to as Africa’s first world war. The fighting was concentrated
US President Barack Obama is at the G20 summit encourage the eurozone to find a solution to its debt problem, which could send America’s weakened
While George Papandreou’s gamble to hold a referendum on the country’s EU bailout deal seems to have spectacularly backfired, the final outcome is
The vast economic power of China is increasingly under European scrutiny, with an undercurrent of assumption that Beijing will find it in its own
30 students from different countries around the world are participating for the first time in the debates, workshops and sessions at the WISE Summit
Ukrainian protesters symbolically stuck pumpkins on the gates outside their parliament to show their refusal of new austerity measures. The fruit is
Kelly Slater – the king of surf – has been crowned World Champion for an unprecedented eleventh time at the age of 39.
Aficionados of the sport are
Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt, along with team mates Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir and their agent Mazhar Majeed have been
Syrian security forces are reported to have killed five people in Homs, the day after the government agreed to an Arab League plan to pull the army
Kristin Scott Thomas was at the Rome Film Festival for the premiere of her latest film, The Woman in the Fifth. It is about an American writer
To mark the 20th anniversary of their pivotal album Achtung Baby, U2 are releasing a special edition with B-sides, demos, remixes and some unreleased
Gera, in South Africa, asks:
“What’s the difference between the United States of America and the United countries of Europe?”
Tehran has stepped up its attacks on the United States, amid speculation that Washington may accelerate plans for missile strikes against Iran’s
It is an eternal question – do children really benefit from learning at a very early age?
Head, heart and hand, India
Avnika Menon goes to
The Greek debt crisis may steal the show at the G20 summit but anti-capitalist protest voices are getting louder on the sidelines.
Well, they say a new broom sweeps clean. In his first meeting as boss of the ECB Mario Draghi has surprised nearly everyone by cutting base interest
Earnings at BNP Paribas fell 72% in the third quarter after the French bank took a bigger-than-expected hit of two billion euros on Greek debt.
Greece has enough cash to last until mid-December, a government source says.
But will George Papandreou still be in power then, or even by the end
The internet has made our lives easier, whether it is shopping online for groceries, making a payment or booking a holiday. However, surf carelessly
Solving Europe’s financial crisis is the most important task facing G20 leaders meeting in Cannes, according to Barack Obama.
Like his French
Arriving at the Cannes summit with nothing concrete to show his euro zone partners, Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi is under increasing pressure.
China has successfully carried out its first docking exercise between two unmanned spacecraft.The Shenzhou-8 joined the Tiangong-1space lab module
The Greek government may be on the verge of collapse over the issue of holding a referendum, but some in Athens fear Greece has no choice other than
November 4, 1922. A member of an excavation team led by British archaeologist Howard Carter discovers the steps that lead to the ancient tomb of
China has given cautious support to bolstering Europe’s Financial Stability Facility.
EU leaders want China to commit to making further bond