"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 Romanian parliament has voted to suspend President Basescu from office after the ruling coalition accused him of violating the constitution and
Slovakia’s Peter Sagan kept his composure to claim his third stage of the Tour de France in Metz on another day of racing marred by crashes
Closer monitoring of non-governmental organisations working in Russia is a step closer after the lower house of Russia’s parliament gave preliminary
The “Friends of Syria” meeting in Paris has ended with the hundred or so nations gathered in the French capital cheered by the news of a top-flight
After years of preparation, London is in the starting blocks for the Olympic Games which begin in three weeks’ time.
The British capital’s already
Less than a year after an uprising ended four decades of autocratic rule by Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is holding its first nationwide exercise in
President Jose Manual Barroso, European Commission chief, has reached the half way stage of his second term of office.
Along with Europe’s debt
Britain’s anti-fraud investigators are to look into the Libor interest rate-rigging scandal.
The Serious Fraud Office probe comes after Barclays
Tripoli is still at loggerheads with the International Criminal Court over where Muammar Gaddafi’s son should stand trial.
Saif al-Islam was
In this edition of U-talk our question comes from Cecile: “I live in Arlon, close to the Belgian border with Luxembourg and I plan to buy a car
This first week of July in Paris leaders from some 50 countries grouped as the Friends of Syria met for the third time to coordinate efforts to get
The assistant to U2 bassist Adam Clayton has been found guilty of stealing 2.3 million euros from the Irish rock group guitarist.
The UK Environment Agency has issued severe flood warnings after forecasts of more than one month’s worth of rain in just 24 hours.
A former member of German left-wing terrorist group, the Red Army Faction, has been jailed for four years for aiding and abetting in the murder of a
An estimated 70 million euros in much needed tourism cash will be generated as the Spanish city of Pamplona more than trebles its population for the
In what is bad news for President Barack Obama’s re-election chances in November, US employers hired at a dismal pace in June creating just 80,000
After the latest EU summit, the European Central Bank has cut interest rates. But at the same time, it resisted pressure to do more. It seems that
Cyprus has asked Russia for a five billion euro loan, according to a report quoting the Russian finance minister.
It comes as the Cypriot
Soaring sales of its Galaxy smartphone drove Samsung’s quarterly profit to a record.
The South Korean technology giant made the equivalent of 4.76
Italian master of horror Dario Argento presented his latest movie ‘Dracula 3D’ at the Midnight Screening section of the 47th Karlovy Vary
Struggling French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen’s deliveries in the first half of the year tumbled as Europe’s economic downturn kept buyers out of
The head of the International Monetary Fund is expressing concern at a deterioration in the global economy.
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde
A ceremony has been held in Turkey for the two pilots killed when Syria downed a Turkish jet last month.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined
Some news from Cyprus, which sounds uncannily like news from Greece: the country does not have access to the international capital markets and
Libyans will get their first real taste of democracy in more than half a century on Saturday.
But the election of a 200-member General National
Commuters in Italy are facing major delays and disruptions after a walk-out by public transport workers.
Buses, trams and several cities’
The European space consortium Arianespace has launched two satellites to boost telecommunications and weather observation. The Ariane 5 rocket
Voters in Los Angeles county will decide in November whether porn actors should be forced to wear condoms during filming.
The law would widen to
The Friends of Syria meeting that began in Paris this morning could have a surprise visitor.
Manaf Tlas, the Syrian army general reported to have