"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."
Around half the Internet users on Earth are signed onto Facebook. That meant more than 900 million by the beginning of April this year. Social
Stirring up passions in the realms of finance and friends, social network site Facebook’s shares have gone on sale and did not provide the massive
Spain has announced it will launch an audit of its banks in an effort to assess their creditworthiness.
The independent auditors will probe bad
The leaders the world’s largest economies, including the new French president, are meeting in the United States this weekend for the G8 conference
The delighted cast of ‘Reality’ assembled in Cannes for the premiere of their in-competition film.
But the star was not there.
The only Italian
Just hours after his inauguration, Francois Holland went not to his office, but to Berlin for a much anticipated meeting with Angela Merkel
Latest polls suggest outgoing Serbian President Boris Tadic is poised to win the presidential runoff on Sunday. Thursday marked the last day of
France is now under the socialist leadership of President François Hollande. May 15 was a day of rites of passage and symbolism, before getting down
Europe’s Most Wanted, part three of the wildly successful Madagascar trilogy is screening out of competition at Cannes.
Hollywood A-lister Ben
Shares in the social networking website Facebook made their debut on Friday and did not get the expected bounce.
They floated after founder and
The leader of the UN observer team in Syria says the mission will fail without genuine talks between the two sides involved in the conflict
Police detained at least 400 people on Friday amid anti-capitalist protests in Frankfurt, the city that houses the European Central Bank.
Moody’s said its latest downward assessment of the creditworthiness of Spanish banks is because they face a rising tide of bad loans.
It has got harder for Spain to pay its way following Thursday’s double whammy of bad news in the financial sector.
Sixteen banks have been
Defying a ban, they want to ‘Blockupy’ Frankfurt.
That is the name anti-capitalist demonstrators have given to a four-day protest in Germany’s
Safety on Europe’s railways is under the spotlight.
Just over 3,000 accidents were reported in 2009, with 174 of those were caused by rolling stock
As the G8 assembles in the remote Camp David setting in Maryland, far from the eyes of the world’s press, the world’s problems press in.
Top of the
A group of gay Georgian activists organised the first-ever march to mark the International Day Against Homophobia which turned into a fist fight when
When Sean Penn presents you with a prize at the Cannes Film Festival, it is a good sign for any newcomer to the world of cinema.
Two Italian speed flyers have successfully completed their attempt to descent Europe’s biggest and most active volcano. Speed flying is a combination
One of Europe’s leading independent electro music festivals has taken place in Lyon, France. The reputation of ‘Nuits Sonores’ — or ‘Nights of Sound’
With a name like ‘Sex: A Tell-All Exhibition’ it is no surprise that the explicit content of a museum display for students in Canada is causing a
The French contemporary music festival Nuits Sonores has got people dancing in the streets of Lyon.
The 10th edition has just begun, watched over
The show will go on at the famous Crazy Horse cabaret in Paris as dancers called off their strike over pay after management agreed to a 15-percent
Czech police have charged a leading opposition politician with corruption.
David Rath, a former health minister, is accused of taking a bribe
Bulgaria will ban smoking in all indoor public spaces from June, the first move in an attempt to persuade one of Europe’s heaviest smoking nations to
Facebook has become the third-largest initial public offering in US history behind General Motors and Visa, raising at least 16 billion
The Cannes film festival enters its third day on Friday but critics are already eyeing one entry as an early favourite for the top prize.
Ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded the credit ratings of 16 Spanish banks amid continued concern over bad debts in the country’s banking
In Greece, the spectre of a return to the drachma remains present.
After the last elections which resulted in an inconclusive vote, Greeks have