"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."
Listening to their president, who had finally come to meet them after their mining community erupted in violence, the crowd was silent and
A bid to restore a 19th century fresco in a Spanish church has gone horribly wrong, with Jesus transformed into what one commentator has described as
For Mitt Romney, this year’s hot summer continues to be a hard time. Just days before the Republican Convention in Tampa, the presumptive nominee
The world’s top miner BHP Billiton is suffering from China’s slowdown as it reported a 34.7 percent fall in full-year net profit.
After two days in a Japanese jail a small group of Chinese activists sailed into Hong Kong as heroes on Wednesday.
They had protested against what
Republic of Ecuador
It has proved deadly in the past so Ecuador is taking no chances.
The Tungurahua volcano, 135 kilometres southeast of the capital Quito, is
More flooding has hit the southern Russian province of Krasnodar, just weeks after over 170 people died there in flash floods. This time, four deaths
Happy Birthday to Consolata Melis. At 105, she is the oldest member of the world’s oldest family.
Consolata and her eight siblings have a combined
Russia’s 19-year wait to become a member of the World Trade Organisation is finally over.
Some economists and politicians believe the country could
More blood has been spilt in Lebanon amid sectarian tensions over the uprising in Syria.
At least eight people have now been killed with the army
French Socialist President François Hollande returned from his summer vacation a few days ago. He has a lot of work to do, into a stiff headwind of
A British man paralysed from the neck down who fought a legal battle over the right to end his life has died.
58-year-old Tony Nicklinson lost a
Japan’s exports slumped by the most in six months in July as shipments to Europe and China tumbled.
Economists had expected a fall of 2.9 percent
The European Commission has warned France that it expects “clear and concrete” measures to be taken to improve the plight of Roma migrants.
A chill wind is blowing through part of the alternative energy world with Danish wind turbine maker Vestas saying it will cut 1,400 more jobs.
US authorities are investigating Royal Bank of Scotland over possible breaches of economic sanctions against Iran.
It is part of a crackdown in
A black farmworker has been sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for the murder of white supremacist leader Eugene Terre’blanche in
Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is on a charm offensive meeting eurozone leaders to try to persuade them that all his country needs is more
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Prosecutors have called for a life sentence to be handed down to former Bosnian Serb general Zdravko Tolimir, on trial in the Hague for war
When he was arrested in 2007, Zdravko Tolimir was considered the third most-wanted indictee of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former
Juventus coach Antonio Conte has lost his appeal against a 10-month ban over a match-fixing scandal.
Earlier this month the Italian Football
Romania’s suspended President Traian Basescu is set to return to office within days after judges ruled an impeachment vote against him was
More video footage is emerging of what Syrian rebels claim to be evidence of increasing government attacks.
Although the material cannot be
In critical times for Greece, livelihoods are being destroyed quite literally.
On the island of Chios, a wildfire, burning for five days, is much
Fires in the Leon region of Spain continued to burn fiercely overnight on Tuesday (August 21) as a group of fire-fighters were surrounded by the
The US Republican Congressman under fire for claiming women could choose not to become pregnant after being raped has said sorry.
A gilded bronze lion thought to have been carried in a Phoenician boat more that 2,500 years ago has been discovered off the southern coast of
Footage of three hostages taken by Islamist militants in Mali some nine months ago has been broadcast apparently showing them to be in good health