""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."
"We want to see which tomato plants can still give good yields without water."
Plant breeding scientist
Democratic Republic Of Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s new army chief, General François Olenga, has been leading his troops against M23 rebels.
He took over on
Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi appears to be softening a decision to grant himself sweeping new powers.
After a meeting with senior judges, a
Ever wonder what the US Olympic team do to blow off steam when they are not training in the gym, on the tracks or in the pool?
Well, they certainly
The autonomous region of Catalonia in northern Spain is nursing a political hangover in the wake of elections on Sunday.
Parties that campaigned
Mark Carney has been appointed as the next governor of the Bank of England.
British Chancellor George Osborne made the announcement in
Not yet, Qatar Holding, the Emirate’s sovereign wealth fund, has decided to cash in 379 million unit warrants (debt convertible to stocks) in
Dairy farmers from across Europe have taken to the streets of Brussels to protest against low milk prices.
Spraying milk from hoses at the European
France’s centre-right UMP party announced Jean-Francois Cope as its new leader on Monday, following a leadership vote marred by allegations of
Police in southern Germany are investigating the cause of a deadly fire at a charity workshop for disabled people.
It is thought the blaze broke
British forecasters have issued more than 200 flood warnings as heavy rains continue to lash England and Wales. Two people have been killed and
Schools across Slovakia have been forced to shut due to a nationwide teachers’ strike. Thousands gathered in the capital Bratislava demanding a
Hundreds of ethnic Albanians have picked an unusual way to mark a country’s independence. In 1912, moustaches were in fashion when leaders declared
The Egyptian President held talks with senior judges on Monday to try to diffuse tensions after he seized new powers.
Egypt’s justice minister says
Arcelor Mittal is no longer welcome in France according to the minister for industrial recovery who accused the multinational of “lying” and
Hundreds of dairy farmers from all over Europe are in Brussels to protest against low milk prices.
The two day demonstration is aimed at pushing
Fourteen people have been killed in a major fire at a factory in southwest Germany.
Sseveral others were injured in the blaze at a workshop which
Harnessing the power of animal waste to become a carbon neutral farm; that’s what a piggery – home to 22,000 pigs – in Australia is doing.
Keira Knightley, who plays Tolstoy’s tragic heroine Anna Karenina, says the story is just as relevant today as when it was written in the late
Eurozone finance ministers are meeting with IMF officials in Brussels to discuss whether to release the next installment of bailout aid for
Festive shoppers in the US spent 11.2 billion US dollars across the country on Black Friday. That is down 1.8 per cent on last year.
A plea for help, a placard reading, “people help us”, from the roof top of a prison in Kopeysk, eastern Russia. The protest was reportedly sparked in
In Catalonia, Spain, the Republican Left (ERC) are the big winners from Sunday’s regional election.
The party jumped from 11 to 21 seats in the
She’s just 16, but British singer Blaise Thresher has already written for other artists and her debut single Attitude featuring Twizzle is now
Was superstorm Sandy a result of climate change driven by those rising emissions under discussion at talks on climate change in Doha? As delegates in
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne may have to extend his austerity policies until 2018 after
The Spanish state bank rescue fund will receive a 35 billion euro boost from European authorities on December 15 in exchange for massive layoffs at
British Financial Services Authority has been fined UBS 36.7 million euros for failings related to trader Kweku Adoboli losing 1.7 billion euros, the
Catch her while you can. Elusive, unapproachable, Martha Argerich is one of the world’s greatest pianists.
Italy’s best orchestra, the Orchestra
Israel’s Defence Minister, Ehud Barak, has announced he’s retiring from politics.
Barak, 70, says he made the decision to dedicate more time to
Protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square are maintaining their sit-in as Egypt’s President meets senior judges over his bid to assume nearly absolute