"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."
Never mind unemployment, low pay or even overwork… a recent survey carried out in France suggested rudeness and bad manners were the first cause of
Greece’s money lenders have put pressure on the Greek government to implement further cost-cutting measures or face a disorderly bankruptcy and exit
Spain’s unemployment has worsened again. Between April and June, the jobless rate rose to 24.6 percent of the workforce from 24.4 percent in the
Unlike other Arab dictators, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad continues to resist being overthrown. Despite the civil war, thousands dead, attacks against the
Syrian government forces have been pounding rebel-held areas around Aleppo.
The shelling follows intensive ground and air bombardment of the
The opening ceremony of the London Olympics stunned, entertained, educated and mesmerised the crowd inside the Olympic Park as a global TV audience
In London, with just hours to go before the opening ceremony, the Olympic flame is on its way down the River Thames on board the Royal Barge Gloriana
‘The bells, the bells’ is a phrase normally associated with Paris, but today it was London’s turn as chimes rang out across the city, country and
French car maker Renault says the sales slump in Europe hit profit in the first half of the year.
Its manufacturing arm did earn 87 million euros
US economic growth slowed in the second quarter of the year.
Gross domestic product expanded by 1.5 percent between April and June from the same
The Olympics always sparks a nostalgic taste for Games gone by.
A north London brewery has recreated a beer it says was popular in the year the
The Nuits de Fourvière Festival in Lyon, France welcomed flamenco dancer extraordinaire María Pagés to its ancient roman amphitheatre to showcase the
French President Francois Hollande and Germany’s Angela Merkel on Friday echoed European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s pledge by saying they
Excitement is building ahead of a grand Olympic opening set to celebrate host country Britain in music, dance and fireworks.
A global TV audience
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is meeting with a troika of EU, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank inspectors to try and
A gloomy week for Germany: For the first time it faced a negative judgement by a rating agency. Does this mean the crisis has finally reached Berlin
What does it take to become an Olympic champion? Physical skills are obviously essential, but for many athletes education is just as vital to
In the run-up to tonight’s Olympic opening ceremony in London, all eyes are on the sky. Will it rain on the Olympic parade or not?
There was a not very friendly investor reaction to Facebook’s drastic slowdown in revenue growth.
The social networking website also offered no
The Syrian army has begun bombarding Aleppo, amid fears of an imminent bloodbath in the country’s second largest city.
The foreign-based Syrian
It is a challenge for the athletes as well as for London. As the British capital geared up to host the Olympics, European TV channels gave their
It is a stark symbol of Spain’s decline.
Handouts from the Red Cross are nothing unusual in a poor neighbourhood. But people are now lining up for
On the stroke of 8.12am in London, Big Ben struck to mark the day the Olympic Games officially gets underway.
Over three minutes, London’s famous
Israel is technically at war with its neighbour Syria.
The Assad regime’s threat to use chemical and biological weapons if faced with foreign
Days before the impeachment referendum against Traian Basescu, the power-struggle between the centre-left government of Prime Minister Viktor Ponta
As the world’s largest AIDS conference continues in Washington, attention has turned to the increased risks facing workers in the global sex
In this edition of U-talk the question comes from Thomas is Brussels: “I am Polish, but at the moment I live and work in Belgium. This summer I wish
With ISPI – the Institute for International Political Studies
In this edition of U-talk our question is from Alex, from Lyon:
Italy is preparing to exhume the body of one of the country’s founding fathers after claims his tomb may have been tampered with.