"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 funerals of a further six victims including four children and the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary have taken place in Connecticut. In the town
A Soviet-era nuclear bunker in Moscow is being turned from a museum into a VIP ‘end of the world’ party venue.
A maximum of 300 people can fit into
The Apocalypse Correspondent has taken his first real test: he woke up at the crack of dawn to make his flight. The first leg of his journey included
US President Barack Obama has said that he wants a new White House-led effort on gun policies to come up with proposals in the next month so that he
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has made the organisation’s largest ever short-term humanitarian appeal, calling for 1.1 billion euros
If you fly any plane in the right way at the right speed, you can go weightless, at least for a few seconds. By effectively throwing the aircraft
US President Barack Obama has said that changes need to be made regarding the policies currently in place controlling access to weapons.
TUI AG does not plan to pay a dividend to shareholders for its fiscal year that ended in September, but the German tourism giant’s share still rose
French President Francois Hollande started his two-day state visit to Algeria with a big commercial announcement in the form of plans by Renault to
A new inquest into the deaths of the 96 Liverpool fans during the Hillsborough disaster has been ordered by England’s High Court after the original
A washing line of underwear was hung out at an anti-austerity rally in the Greek capital Athens on Wednesday.
“Take these as well,” spelt the
The EU’s health chief wants bigger warnings on cigarette packets and bans on flavours such as menthol.
Commissioner Tonio Borg unveiled proposals
It has become a challenge to define who are the fighting forces in Syria. Syrian Armed Forces personnel who deserted, along with volunteers, call
It’s been a smooth drive on the French highways from Toulouse to Limoux where I had lunch. The toll was quite expensive, 5 euros for about 50
Thirty demonstrators were arrested in Moscow during protests outside the Russian parliament as a bill that bans Americans from adopting Russian
Hot on the heels of winning a second term in the Oval Office, US President Barack Obama has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for a
Three astronauts set off for the International Space Station on a Soyuz spacecraft that lifted off from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on
The sex scandals continue for Dominique Strauss-Kahn after a French court rejected his request to drop an inquiry.
The ex-International Monetary
Greece’s borrowing costs have fallen after Standard & Poor’s lifted its assessment of the country’s credit rating.
That means the credit agency’s
The World Bank has upped its forecasts for next year for China and the developing countries of East Asia – Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and
Lawmakers, rights groups and citizens across India expressed outrage on Wednesday over the gang rape of a woman on a bus in New Delhi and are urging
The ice fishing season is in full swing in the city of Hulun Buir in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
A volcano which has been dormant since the 1970s has erupted in Russia’s far-eastern Kamchatka peninsula. The first eruptions of the volcano occured
The Daunou Theatre in Paris is staging a play called Suite 2806, inspired by former IMF chief Dominque Strauss Kahn and his calamitous encounter with
Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Django Unchained is a Western-style tale of revenge starring Jamie Foxx as a slave-turned-bounty hunter, Oscar winner
Following the introduction of brandless cigarette packaging in Australia, the EU is proposing its own tough new rules to help cut
The World Health Organisation and UNICEF have suspended a polio vaccination campaign throughout the whole of Pakistan, after two more workers were
It sounds like science fiction but researchers in Belgium are working on contact lenses on which it is possible to project words and pictures, and
There are signs in the United States that gun sales have gone up since the Sandy Hook school massacre last week.
With increasing calls for tighter
It has become cheaper for Greece to borrow money, with bond yields falling to their lowest level since March 2011.
This is good news for the