"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 disputed presidential election in Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia has descended into chaos.
Police have fired shots into the air, as
As the world’s major central banks acted jointly to ease the storm hitting the global economy and banking sector, Europe’s finance ministers also
Opinions may vary over the strength of the strike but our correspondent in London says it is clear that those who took part are willing to take
As the euro crisis deepens Germany, and in particular, Angela Merkel are coming under mounting international pressure to do more to tackle it. The
Germany’s Jan Ullrich will find out in January whether he’ll get a lifetime ban from cycling following his involvement in the Operation Puerto
A court in Belarus has sentenced two men to death, after a bomb attack at a metro station killed 15 people.
Dmitry Konovalov and Vladislav
Windy days hold about as much surprise for Muscovites as predictions for the Sunday election results. Most of the campaign posters are for the United
British public sector workers feel as if they are in a hold-up, hearing “your money or your life!” over pension reforms.
They say the government’s
Counting is still underway, but Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood party says its alliance is out in front in the country’s first free election since 1952
Portugal’s parliament has passed the 2012 budget bill as widely expected. But the final reading was marked by the main opposition Socialist party’s
It is Britain’s first mass strike in more than 30 years. Up to two million public sector workers have walked out in a dispute over pension
The world’s main central banks have joined forces to counter the effects of the eurozone crisis on the world economy.
The banks of the
There has been plenty on the agenda at the Forum Libération at Lyon in France – everything from the Arab Spring, the euro crisis, social upheavals
Samsung Electronics is set to resume selling its Galaxy tablet computer in Australia as early as Friday, after it won a rare legal victory in a
You have 48 hours to pack up and leave Britain.
That is what the UK has told the Iranian government today after the British embassy and a separate
British conductor Harry Bicket tells us about opera seria and Handel’s Rodelinda, and the American soprano Renée Fleming discusses the future of
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The head of the Arab League will attend a meeting in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria.
France says Nabil Elaraby will
Standard and Poors has cut its crediting rating for 15 big banks, mainly in Europe and the United States. The downgrade is a result of an overhaul of
Cooperation talks between Serbia and Kosovo reopened in Brussels on Wednesday to end a stand-off that could hinder Serbian efforts to join the
Unemployment is down slightly in Germany, bringing a small measure of good news for the country amid the unrelenting euro crisis gloom.
Finance ministers of the eurozone are in Brussels for a further emergency meeting to try to save the euro zone.
They have been told by the European
Political analysts Bahgat ElNadi and Adel Rifaat, known under one name as Mahmoud Hussein, are unequivocal in their opinions towards Egypt’s
Turkey on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Syria over its crackdown on anti-regime protesters.
The Turkish government was once one of Syria’s closest
December 1, 1913 A moving assembly line starts rolling at the Ford Motor Company’s production site in Highland Park, Michigan, USA, marking the start
Up to two million state workers have walked out across the UK, in a dispute with the government over pension reforms.
Unions are billing it as the
Thousands of seahorses are being released into the Mediterranean as part of a breeding programme in the south of France to restock the sea with the
Mexican siblings Angie, Gustavo and Abelardo Vazquez have become an overnight hit on YouTube with their cover of Adele’s Rolling In The Deep
Oscar-winning actress from South Africa doesn’t shy away from controversial characters. In Young Adult she plays a narcissistic writer who returns to
Hundreds of Dhaka residents march on the streets on the eve of World AIDS Day, to raise awareness of the pandemic.