"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."
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Turkey’s former military supremo has spent his second night behind bars after his unprecedented arrest.
Ilker Basbug is accused of plotting a coup
Turkey’s military stepped in to take over the running of the country three times between 1960 and 1980. In 1997 it also exerted its considerable
He is trying to reassure European partners that his technocrat government can boost Italy’s ailing economy.
On a visit to Paris, Mario Monti
Spain’s economy continues to lose jobs. Unemployment there has risen for the fifth month in a row, and last year ended with nearly eight percent more
Germany has followed France in advising all women who received suspect breast implants from the now defunct company PIP to have them removed.
The consensus is that breast implants by the French company PIP should never have been used. German chemicals distributor Brenntag said it had
The once all-powerful Turkish military is having to re-think its role in the country after a former Chief of Staff was jailed, accused of plotting to
Hungary was on a fast track to a financial crisis as Fitch became the third of the major rating agencies to downgrading the government’s debt to
Another round of strong US economic data — including growth in the labour market — lifted the US dollar against the euro on Friday with the single
Syrian state TV blamed what it called ‘terrorists’ for Friday’s carnage in Damascus. Some opposition activists claimed the regime itself carried out
Chelsea’s Didier Drogba led a host of Ivory Coast politicians in a special exhibition football match in Abidjan.
The line up included President
Arab league chief, Nabil Elarby, has called on the head of Palestinian group, Hamas, to help with efforts to end violence in Syria.
At a meeting
The first week of the new year has brought some interesting developments in the euro debt crisis.
The first bond auctions of January — in Germany
It was a moment of pride for Iraq’s armed forces, marking 91 years since their creation.
But as soldiers marched in Baghdad, watched by prime
New laws have come into force in Belarus restricting access to a range of internet sites that the government deems ‘extremist’.
The regime has not
The latest US jobs figures provide the strongest evidence yet of an acceleration in economic activity there.
In December there was a rise of
The Czech Republic has granted asylum to Oleksander Tymoshenko, the husband of Ukraine’s jailed opposition leader.
Yulia Tymoshenko’s party said
A mass evacuation is taking place in the north of the Netherlands where heavy rains risk flooding a number of villages.
Dutch soldiers and police
At least 25 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a device in Damascus, according to the official Syrian state news agency.
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Shakespeare’s tragedy Coriolanus has been given a contemporary look by British actor Ralph Fiennes, in what is his directorial debut.
Getting fit is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions and there is nothing like a bit of novelty to make going to the gym more fun.
The detention of Ilker Basbug is the main talking point in Turkey.
Newspapers heralded the arrest on their front pages. Some detailed the
Denmark’s prime minister has been presenting the country’s programme for its six month presidency of the EU.
Tackling Europe’s economic woes will
South Korea’s Samsung has reported a record quarterly operating profit — the equivalent of 3.5 billion euros.
The world’s leading maker of memory
Mounting tensions between Iran and the West are sparking concern over possible supply disruptions pushing the price of Brent crude oil above $113 a
The eurozone’s economy slumped further at the end of last year as retail sales fell and consumer confidence slid.
That according to the latest
It is a matter of life or death as heavy rains batter Brazil, sending water rushing through the streets and thousands of people fleeing for
Japan’s sumo champion, Hakuho, welcomed in the new year with an ancient sumo ritual at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.
Local television reports that 25 people have been killed and 46 wounded by a bomb blast in the Syrian capital Damascus.
State television said a
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