"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."
The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to send unarmed observers to Syria to monitor the ceasefire.
Russia and China joined the
The Azamara Journey has set sail from Halifax, Nova Scotia bound for the Atlantic and the spot where one hundred years ago the Titanic sank.
UK fuel tanker drivers will vote next week on new pay and conditions, lifting the immediate threat of strike action.
There was panic at the petrol
Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb is gravely ill with pneumonia in a London hospital, according to British media reports.
The 62-year-old musician is said
A man has been arrested in connection with four murders in a Paris suburb, which authorities fear may be the work of a serial killer.
A group of German doctors has been in Ukraine to examine the country’s jailed former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko.
They will give their medical
A fresh round of negotiations has got underway to try and resolve the long-standing dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme.
Representatives from six
Spain’s King Juan Carlos has gone under the knife again.
The 74-year-old monarch has had a hip replacement following a fall while on a private
People in Bangkok, armed with water guns and pails, soak each other with water as part of the annual Songkran water festival celebrations.
North Korea unveiled giant statues of its former leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.
Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad shelled the battered city of Homs on Saturday, according to opposition activists.
It would be the
Representatives from six world powers are holding talks with Iran in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with the aim of breaking the deadlock over
A second day of strikes by pilots at Spain’s national carrier Iberia has led to the cancellation of more than 120 flights.
Unions vowed to walk off
Sudan’s army has advanced on the disputed town of Heglig in an attempt to oust South Sudanese forces who seized the oil-rich area on Tuesday.
At least three people have died in a rail crash in southern Germany.
Some 13 others were injured in the collision between a train and a maintenance
Mount Etna has erupted for the sixth time this year.
The latest activity, at the 3,300 metre mountain on the Italian island of Sicily, sent lava
One of the world’s best know celebrity couples have announced their engagement.
After Angelina Jolie was spotted with what looked suspiciously like
Islamic fundamentalists will try to hand out Korans in 30 German cities today as part of a project to distribute 25 million copies of the holy book
Two small bombs have exploded in the historic Colombian city of Cartagena, just hours after US President Barack Obama arrived for a summit
The United Nations Security Council reconvenes today to try to agree – and possibly vote – on a draft resolution on sending monitors to Syria where a
Spain has announced plans to crack down on tax dodgers amid signs of growing unease over the country’s sovereign debt.
The underground sector is
The United Nations has given its reaction to North Korea’s failed attempt to launch a long-range rocket – a launch that has already cost the
The United Nations Security Council has condemned an apparent military coup in Guinea-Bissau.
Diplomats have demanded the release of both the
Algerians have buried Ahmed Ben Bella, the country’s first president who died on Wednesday at the age of 95.
Leading the funeral cortege in heavy
Hundreds of mourners clashed with police in Bahrain on Friday after attending the funeral of a man who was shot during another anti-government
Rallies are due to take place on Saturday in support of a Russian politician who is on hunger strike after disputing local election results. Oleg