"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."
An Egyptian court has adjourned until April the trial of 43 democracy activists – including 16 Americans.
Only 13 Egyptian defendants were actually
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is back home after a night in hospital during which he underwent a keyhole abdominal examination.
Pictures from Syrian state TV showed a smiling President Bashar al Assad and his wife voting in a referendum that could keep him in power until
Thousands of Russians have formed a human chain in Moscow in what’s thought to be the largest protest against Vladimir Putin since he rose to power
At the vanguard of recent political protests in Russia is the so-called “creative class” – well-educated, successful, young urban professionals
Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade was booed as he cast his vote in a controversial election expected to return him for a third term.
The Afghan President has made a fresh appeal for calm as protests continue over the burning of the Koran at a NATO base in Bagram.
In a televised
By midday Sunday, it was estimated more than 30 civilians and security personnel had been killed across Syria, despite the country holding a
Syrians are voting on a new constitution as bombs continue to fall in several parts of the country.
President Bashar al Assad says this referendum
The people of Senegal are going to the polls in an election that pits the President against a string of rivals who say his bid for a third term is
As the great and good of the film world gather in Hollywood for the Oscars, the Razzie awards give a a shout out to some of the stars whose work
It’s a seemingly implausible sight – a crowd of children marching safely in the streets of Syria, making a stand against the violent regime of
Myanmar’s iconic Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon held its 2,600th anniversary with grand celebrations.
Syrians are going to the polls today to vote on a new constitution. If approved, President Bashar al Assad has promised to hold parliamentary
Demolition work has started at the compound where al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces last May.
In an unexplained move
A new British newspaper has rolled off the press for the first time.
Three million copies of The Sun on Sunday, owned by News International chief
Passengers are facing further disruption at Frankfurt airport, with airfield workers set to resume their strike action.
Staff are due to walk out
Two Navy workers have been killed in a fire at a Brazilian research station in Antarctica.
The was no immediate word on what caused the blaze
Finance Minister and central bankers from the G20 are meeting in Mexico City with the eurozone crisis top of the agenda.
The world’s leading
The Red Cross says it is still unable to evacuate citizens from the embattled Baba Amro district of Homs.
Negotiations with Syrian authorities and
A suicide bombing in southern Yemen has left at least 26 people dead and dozens more injured.
Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the blast, which
An African mediator is making a last ditch attempt to ward off a presidential election crisis in Senegal.
Opponents claim that incumbent Abdoulaye