"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 European Commission has agreed to make the separation of ING’s banking and insurance activities a little easier.
The Dutch group has been given
Saint Nicolas has arrived in Amsterdam heralding the start of the Dutch celebrations for Christmas. As always since the mid 1800’s he was surrounded
The EU’s poorest regions could be the biggest losers at this week’s budget summit as member states look to agree upon how much to spend on Europe
As the Israeli bombardment of Gaza intensifies people are doing whatever they can to escape the violence.
In one of the most densely populated
The head of the computer chip giant Intel is to retire next year.
Paul Ottelini has been CEO since 2005.
The company that dominates personal
There is confusion as to whether a ceasefire is imminent in the Gaza Strip following assertions a truce is on the table in talks between the two
A video posted on the Internet has sent a stark message to the newly formed Syrian opposition coalition and the west.
In it a group of extremist
Where diplomacy fails, Israel says its tanks and troops are ready to stop militants in Gaza from firing missiles into Israel.
In scenes recalling
Anna Kim, Austria
The war in the former Yugoslavia left behind many wounds. More than 30,000 people were reported missing by the International Red
Jeremie Beyou became the latest skipper to drop out of the Vendee Globe solo around-the-world yacht race.
The Frenchman – who is now the fifth
A leading figure in the European Central Bank has suggested euro zone countries should agree funding for Greece over the next two years. That would
Republic of the Congo
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has rejected M23 rebel calls for truce talks in the east of the country.
Faced with a growing
After a night of relative calm over southern Israel, Hamas rockets took to the skies on Monday with Israeli police claiming 45 have been launched
This month marks the 90th anniversary of the discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter.
The High resolution recording and production
It is emerged Italian police have opened an investigation into the kidnap last month of Silvio Berlusconi’s accountant, one of his closest
Larry Clark’s “Marfa Girl” won the top prize at the Rome Film Festival which drew to a close last weekend.
The film is about a boy growing up in
US President Barack Obama is pursuing his pivot strategy on a three day tour of Asian countries, which comes less than two weeks after his
Writing is a solitary game, where the goal is to get your work read by as many people as possible.
For most authors the dream is to get your books
The amount of bad debt held by Spain’s already crippled banks rose to a record high in September according to official figures.
But the government
The race to replace Nicolas Sarkozy as leader of France’s main opposition party is in chaos amid allegations of fraud.
Both former Prime Minister
Egypt’s President Mohamed Mursi has met in Cairo with the political leader of Hamas Khaeld Meshaal.
Egypt is at the heart of efforts to broker a
Managers at the Scandinavian airline SAS have secured agreement from the final union over severe cost-cutting plans to avoid bankruptcy.
The number of empty shops on Britain’s high streets hit a record high in October according to the British Retail Consortium.
Overall, just over 11
The Palestinian civilian death toll mounted on Monday as Israeli aircraft struck densely populated areas in the Gaza Strip in its campaign to quell
Turkey’s Justice Minister, Sadullah Ergin, has announced he is to hold talks with Kurdish militants, raising hopes of an end to a decades-old
Dozens more targets in Gaza have been hit by Israeli airpower this Monday morning, beginning with a sports centre. The raids came on the back of over
Barack Obama has made history by becoming the first serving US president to visit Myanmar.
His arrival coincided with the release of dozens of
The formula one title race will be decided at the final stop in Brazil later this month after Sebastian Vettel failed in his bid to wrap up the
Barack Obama has heaped praise on Myanmar for its reforms during his landmark visit.
But the US President also called for more progress to be
Barack Obama has arrived in Rangoon, for an historic six-hour visit.
Walking down the steps of Air Force One, he became the first sitting