"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."
Greece has published a so-called “name and shame” list of tax evaders who allegedly owe the state some 14-billion euros.
Well-known businessmen and
Discord within the Arab League is threatening to undermine its decision to extend its mission in Syria.
Despite calling on President Bashar
Denmark took over the rotating presidency of the European Union at the beginning of January, and its Social-Democrat prime minister stands out in a
Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Baconshi has lost his job after calling anti-government protesters ‘inept and violent slum-dwellers’.
Both the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot leaders, Demetris Christofias and Dervis Eroglu, have been urged to hurry up in settling the deadlock over
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is hosting talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed southern caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh
The EU ban on Iranian oil imports marks a major increase in the international pressure on Tehran to halt its nuclear activities.
But what impact
The head of the International Monetary Fund has called on European governments to boost the size of their rescue fund.
On a visit to Germany
The European Union has imposed tough new sanctions on Iran in a fresh effort to exert to pressure over its nuclear programme.
But Britain, France
The founder of file-sharing website Megaupload remains in custody in New Zealand, although the German-born former hacker known as Kim Dotcom denies
As the French Senate debates a controversial new law that would make it illegal to deny the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire was a
Divers searching the sunken cruise liner, the Costa Concordia, have recovered two more bodies bringing the total number of those found to 15.
Egypt’s parliament has opened for the first time since a historic free election.
Islamists are in the driving seat with the Muslim Brotherhood’s
In a bid to calm safety fears, improve the poverty stricken slums and open up tourism ahead of hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, Rio
Visitors to London’s Science Museum are getting the chance to have their faces scanned in 3D.
Using a series of cameras, the subject gets the
As eurozone finance ministers meet in Brussels, Germany and France say they want Greece to reach a deal quickly with its private creditors that will
The referendum in Croatia on whether to join the European Union has come out in favour. If all goes to plan, the state of 4,300,000 people on the
Could this be the week when the wheels come off Italy’s technocrat government-led drive for reform?
The trucks blocking the road near Turin were a
Where Saif al-Islam will be tried is yet to be determined by the International Criminal Court according to officials in The Hague.
Libya and the
Deep in the heart of the Serbian mountains, acclaimed film maker Emir Kusturica holds his fifth, annual Küstendorf Music and Film Festival.
Paris men’s fashion week for autumn/winter took to the runways with style, showcasing a blend of veteran and fledgling designers.
Syria has rejected an Arab League call for President Bashar al-Assad to step down.
A government official described the plan as “flagrant
Germany’s ThyssenKrupp and Finland’s Outokumpu are in talks over a possible merger of their stainless steel businesses.
It would be a long-expected
Responding to pressure from investors, Research In Motion’s joint chief executives Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have resigned.
Hackers known as the ‘Polish Underground’ have launched a series of attacks on government websites in protest against Poland’s decision to sign up to
The EU has agreed stricter sanctions against Iran.
European foreign ministers met in Brussels on Monday to formally agree the proposals.
The head of Italy’s civil protection authority, Franco Gabrielli, has claimed a number of unregistered passengers may have been on board the Costa
The French senate is to vote today on a bill making it illegal to deny that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago was
Thousands celebrated the start of the Lunar New Year at temples across China to pray for good fortune in the coming year.
Dozens of Muscovites took part in a snowman-making contest at the city’s Palace of Pioneers.