"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."
Reigning World and European champions Spain on Wednesday underwent their first training session since arriving at their Euro 2012 base in northern
The directorial debut of musician and actor, Plan B has been released. The film is an eye opening portrait of crime on the streets of Britain, and
With a 50 percent youth unemployment rate, Spain’s young jobless have been dubbed ‘the screwed generation.’
A new report by a Spanish government
The Upper House in Russia has passed a law that could see protesters fined over 7000 euros for taking part in public demonstrations.
German and EU officials are reportedly urgently exploring how to rescue Spain’s debt-laden banks, even though Madrid has not yet requested assistance
The European Central Bank did not cut interest rates at its monthly policy meeting on Wednesday, making it clear to eurozone governments that they
The alcoholic beverages industry seems to have escaped the crisis and that was shown by the world’s spirits leader, British company Diageo
With insecurity and economic hardship, Iraqis are still paying the price of years of oppression and war. And women carry a heavy burden. Hanaa Edwar
The planet Venus put on a spectacular show on Wednesday morning as it passed in front of the face of the Sun.
The Transit of Venus is an extremely
Police in Italy on Wednesday launched anti-mafia raids across the country, arresting 47 people.
Those detained are suspected of belonging to the
The Chinese government has closed Tibet to foreign visitors, tourist agencies operating there say.
The news comes ten days after two Tibetans set
A rare letter written by Napoleon Bonaparte in English will be auctioned this weekend in Paris.
It is expected to fetch up to 80,000
Italian players visited the infamous death camp Auschwitz on Wednesday taking time out from their Euro 2012 preparations.
During their visit
It is the currency many Europeans love to hate, and few really love. Now a decade old, the euro has been blamed by many for higher prices and hard
The European Commission has published its latest plans to ensure Europe’s taxpayers will not be left carrying the can for any future financial
Tourism accounts for about 15 percent of Greece’s output and one in five jobs, but an industry official has said he feared that tourism income in
French President Francois Hollande unveiled a plan on Wednesday to lower the retirement age to 60 for some long-term workers.
It partially reverses
A controversial bill has been defeated in the Israeli parliament that would have retrospectively legalised all homes built on Palestinian land.
Corruption threatens to further weaken Europe’s efforts to overcome its debt crisis Transparency International has said.
Presenting its latest
The Euro 2012 International Broadcast Centre in Warsaw was officially opened by UEFA president Michel Platini on Wednesday.
It will act as the
Spain’s third-largest lender, Bankia, has become the symbol of the country’s runaway debt. The bank’s need for extremely serious amounts of cash has
Another bloody day of NATO airstrikes and suicide bombings has left dozens dead and wounded in Afghanistan.
In the airstrike just south of Kabul
The number of people killed in the two earthquakes that hit northern Italy in late May has risen to 26, following the latest deaths of two women who
Joachim Loew’s Germany side were put through their paces in their second training session this week as they gear up for Euro 2012 that begins on
The Syrian army continued its offensive against rebel positions in the Mediterranean province of Latakia on Wednesday.
For a second day
Prostate cancer is one of the leading killers in men. One reason for this is that so few go for a preventive, but invasive, medical check up. The
A solar-powered plane completed the first intercontinental flight by an aircraft of its type.
The Solar Impulse landed in Morocco’s capital Rabat
The Asturias award for Literature has gone to American writer Philip Roth.
It is the fifth of the eight annual prizes to be announced ahead of
Portugal was able to borrow 1.5 billion euros in its latest auction of short term treasury bills at a lower rate of interest than it had to pay one
Despite a weakening eurozone economy and Spain’s banking troubles, the European Central Bank left interest rates for the region unchanged at its