"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 has welcomed the Palestinians as the 195th member; an historic, yet controversial move that has rocked the organisation.
He pledged to bring the troops home.
And with his campaign promise almost fulfilled, US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to some of the last
Honouring peaceful revolution in several Arab nations, in the European Parliament in Strasbourg,
democracy activists Asmaa Mahfouz of Egypt and
Italian police say they have arrested 28 members of a Palermo crime gang which preyed on businesses, including the production of one of the country’s
Russian space rocket designer, Boris Chertok has died at the age of 99. For many years Chertok played a key role in engineering Soviet-era space
Yulia Tymoshenko has failed in her latest attempt to overturn her seven-year jail sentence for abuse of office.
The former Ukrainian prime minister
A number of videos uploaded to social media sites show the alleged aftermath of a military assault by Syrian forces in Homs.
In the amateur video
Revisiting a dark period of crime and punishment: a licence plate is among the items vaunting the capture in Argentina more than 50 years ago of
Scientists and explorers have gathered at the South Pole, 100 years to the day since Norwegian Roald Amundsen became the first person to reach
Worries about a lack of a solution to the eurozone sovereign debt crisis caused the euro to take a pounding on the foreign exchanges on
During the press conference with the polish president of the EU council, Juan Manuel barroso can not hear the portuguese interpretation. He only had
Despite Mario Monti’s popularity remaining high there are signs of opposition and political obstruction.
His speech to Italy’s upper house of
What made a lone gunman go on a bloody rampage? And how could a man jailed for arms and drugs offences get his hands on deadly weapons?
The junior party in Angela Merkel’s conservative-led coalition is in disarray after the shock resignation of a key figure, seen as a rising
The number of people out of work in Britain hit the highest level in more than 17 years in October.
In addition, the jobless figures look set to
OPEC oil producers have agreed a new production limit that keep output at about the level it is currently.
Iran had wanted to cut production
Onwards and upwards — that was the tone of Angela Merkel’s speech to Germany’s Bundestag, as she reported back on last week’s EU summit to save the
Belgium is united in grief for the victims of the Liege attack. They were remembered at the Walloon parliament, the school of one of the slain
December 15, 2001 The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa re-opens to the public after 11 years of work to make the landmark more secure. The tower had been
Des Vents Contraires is a new film staring Audrey Tatou of Amelie fame. It tells the story of a man whose wife disappears leaving him and their two
Forget the rest – Michael Buble has released a new album simply entitled “Christmas” and it’s already topping the charts. His compilation of festive
The head of the rotating EU Presidency has rounded on Britain over its refusal to sign up to new tougher fiscal rules.
Speaking in Strasbourg, the
Financial aid and visa-free travel will dominate talks when EU and Russian leaders meet in Brussels later this week.
Moscow has said it may
Cash strapped travel firm Thomas Cook is to close more of its shops in Britain than previously announced — a total of 200.
It also posted a
Credit Agricole is to cut 2,350 jobs, mostly at its investment banking division.
The French bank also said it will not pay a dividend to
The true cost of Olympus’ 13-year long fraud has been revealed.
The disgraced Japanese camera and medical equipment maker has met a deadline for
Egypt’s rival Islamist groups were seeking to increase their gains in the second round of a parliamentary election taking place on Wednesday.
A Ukrainian court has dismissed a charge against former President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of an opposition journalist twelve years
A few tiny spots could revolutionize the way doctors test for and diagnose a range of health problems. Researchers at Swansea University, in the
They call it the ‘Heathrow Pod’, and it is a new way of getting around the urban jungle. Rather than waiting for a bus, business travellers just take