"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."
Romania’s leftist governing Social Liberal Union appears set for victory in the country’s parliamentary election.
Exit polls suggest it has won
The European Union’s three presidents are in Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on Monday for its transformation from a continent in war to one in
Ukraine’s president has nominated the country’s last prime minister for another term in the job.
Mykola Azarov has served as premier ever since
The brother of a French hostage, snatched in Niger more than two years ago, has made a video appealing directly to the kidnappers.
In Germany the opposition Social Democrats have formally named Peer Steinbrück as their candidate to challenge Angela Merkel as Chancellor next
Tina Maze won her third straight World Cup giant slalom on Sunday to extend her lead in the overall standings.
The Slovenian clocked a time of
Marcel Hirscher dominated the World Cup giant slalom on Sunday giving the Austrian Alpine Ski men’s team their first win of the season.
Fighting has continued in Lebanon between pro and anti-Syrian regime militants in Tripoli.
At least two people are said to have been killed on
Financial markets will have their say on Italy’s latest political upheaval that has been simmering over the weekend.
Months of growing confidence
The Israeli prime minister has expressed concerns over Palestinian peace efforts amid a visit to the region by Hamas leader Khaled
Thousands of visitors were on hand for the 19th annual Dresden Stollenfest to watch the three ton city’s famous Christmas cake.
Protesters march and burn tyres on the streets of the Bangladeshi capital calling for early polls and a neutral caretaker government.
In the Philippines rescuers are still finding bodies in the devastation brought by Typhoon Bopha last week.
Officials say the number of dead is now
It looks like Romanian voters might re-ignite an unsettling struggle at the pinnacle of the country’s power structure.
Polls suggest the left-wing
The Thai government organized a gala reception for foreign dignitaries and senior officials to honor King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the occasion of His
Hundreds of exiled Tibetan students march on the streets of northern hill town of Dharamsala in India, expressing solidarity with those in Tibet who
Police prevent clashes between gay protesters and radical anti-gay activists during unsanctioned gay protest in Ukaine’s capital Kiev.
The main opposition coalition in Egypt is drawing up its response to President Mohamed Mursi’s partial u-turn on power.
The National Salvation
Sochi hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics and has now made its debut as a World Cup ski Jumping venue.
And the Austrian Gergor Schlierenzauer flew as
In Germany, nearly 70 people aboard a River Rhine cruise ship have fallen ill with the highly contagious Norovirus.
The affected passengers are all
Excess production capacity among European carmakers is now affecting plants in the East of the continent.
Fiat is laying off a third of its
Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital for tests.
The government says there is “no cause for alarm” about the
Demonstrators in Vietnam have staged rare protests against China in a long-running dispute over who owns parts of the South China Sea.
Romanians vote in parliamentary elections today that are widely expected to see Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s centre-left alliance hold its majority
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will undergo another cancer operation in Cuba today after doctors said more malignant cells had been found.
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has cancelled his contentious decree which widened the powers of the head of state.
The u-turn comes after more
Hundreds of Ukrainian lesbian and gay activists have joined a rally in the centre of Kiev, defying a court order.
Protesters denounced a proposed
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has told the president he’ll step down as soon as the government’s budget and financial stability law receives
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has annulled a controversial decree which granted himself sweeping powers, according to the AFP news agency.