"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."
FIFA’s decision to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has come under criticism on a number of grounds. For example there is not a large football
The UN Security Council has announced it wont be renewing the mandate of its observer mission in Syria.
The move comes just days before the current
As protesters gathered outside the Ecuadorian Embassy, there was intense speculation that the British government might suspend the Embassy’s
There is a lot at stake for Nokia and Microsoft when they jointly present their new smartphone in New York on September 5.
The device, which will
Up to 18 people have reportedly been killed after South African riot police opened fire on striking miners armed with machetes and sticks at Lonmin’s
Facebook’s shares sunk to a record low on Thursday; they were down close to half of the $38 price investors paid when the stock first went on sale
On the eve of the verdict in the Pussy Riot prosecution Sir Paul McCartney has written an open letter urging the Russian band to stay strong.
Several people have been questioned in connection with some of Spain’s worst wildfires in a decade.
The small Canary Island of La Gomera has been
At least 34 protesting workers where killed when South African police opened fire on striking miners at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine
The tablet battle has entered a new round.
Samsung has just launched its latest Galaxy tablet computer offering in three major markets looking to
A paralysed man with a fully-functioning mind says he is “devastated” after losing a right-to-die case in Britain.
Tony Nicklinson, 58, from
Workers at Europe’s biggest steel plant in southern Italy have staged another protest march after a court ruling that could close it
Prominent Bahraini opposition activist, Nabeel Rajab, has been sentenced to three years in prison for leading anti-government protests.
The conflict in Syria has led to a shortage of essential supplies, with lengthy queues for basics such as bread becoming the norm. In Suran, north of
North Korea’s Olympians were welcomed as heroes in the capital Pyongyang. Their performance at the London 2012 Games was better than expected, with
France has announced its creating 500 extra police and gendarme posts a year from 2013 in the wake of riots in the northern town of Amiens.
Republic of Ecuador
Ecuador has granted political asylum to the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who is fighting extradition from Britain to Sweden.
December 2006: Julian Assange, a former Australian computer hacker, founds Wikileaks.org. The website aims to provide a platform for whistleblowers
The Obama administration’s relaxed deportation rules are now in effect.
Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants are expected to register
Supplies as basic as bread are becoming increasingly scarce in Syria as violence rages.
Every day, people jostle outside the only bakery still
Eleven people have been killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, including three American soldiers and four other foreign troops.
China’s trade outlook for this year is worsening, the country’s Commerce Ministry says.
Beijing singled out problems in the European Union –
A surprise rise in UK retail sales is boosting recovery hopes there.
The latest statistics show sales grew in July – up 0.3 percent from the
US prosecutors have more banks in their sights over the Libor international interest rate fixing scandal.
Reportedly JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank
Two car bombs in Iraq’s ethnically mixed oil-rich city of Kirkuk killed several people and wounded at least 10 others, among them policemen and a
In China, firefighters rescued a boy who had got his head stuck in a hole in a concrete staircase.
At least 21 people have been killed in a series of explosions and shootings across Iraq.
In Baghdad, a car bomb killed six civilian and wounded 28
At least four people have been arrested after riots in the northern French town of Amiens on Sunday.
The four are being questioned over arson