"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 21-month old revolt against four decades of Assad family rule rumbles on in Syria.
Violence has continued across the country including in
They may have held separate rallies but Yemeni men and women came out in support of major reforms of the military on Thursday.
Mikaela Shiffrin skied to her first world cup victory on Thursday after the American teenager won a slalom race in Are, Sweden.
La Scala in Milan opened its new season with a production of Wagner’s Lohengrin, an opera the composer himself said was his saddest work.
The Spanish parliament has approved the 2013 budget with savings of 39 billion euros. The government says the tough cuts are needed to fix the public
Rodrigo Rato, the former IMF managing director and Spanish finance minister under the leadership of José María Aznar, has appeared before the High
Launching a rocket this week that could double as a ballistic missile was a North Korean demonstration of Communist military capability.
BNP Paribas, France’s biggest bank, has agreed to sell its Egyptian arm to Emirates NBD. The price is 377 million euros.
Emirates NBD wants to
The grieving continues for 26 people shot dead at a American primary school last Friday.
A fourth day of funerals has been held in and around
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has held the first major news conference of his third presidential term.
During the live, televised event, Putin
It was a day for diplomacy and promises as South Korea’s President-elect Park Geun-hye met with the ambassadors of China, Japan, the United
It has become expected of French presidents that they visit Algeria, though in spite of the rhetoric, these visits have often proven disappointing
A big shake-up in the markets world with the planned sale of NYSE Euronext to IntercontinentalExchange.
The deal means the 200-year-old New York
Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde star in thriller Deadfall, as brother and sister Addison and Liza, who split up after a casino heist goes horribly wrong
Last year’s Cairo International Film Festival was cancelled because of the violent demonstrations in Tahrir Square, close to where the films are
The thorny issues of energy supplies, human rights and immigration are high on the agenda at a two-day EU-Russia summit in Brussels.
An International Bodyguards Competition took place in Ukraine on December 16-19. Teams from the state security bodies and private companies from
In Pakistan hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of another victim of the attacks on UN-backed polio eradication teams. The total number of
Greenpeace activists hung a giant banner on Thursday from the iconic Louvre Museum Pyramid in protest against plans by French authorities to build an
About 2,000 public healthcare workers demonstrate in front of the health ministry against the Madrid regional government’s plans to privatise the
Greek pensioners demonstrated outside the Finance Ministry in Athens on Thursday over plans by the government to cut their benefits and pensions.
Another wealthy French businessman is leaving the country, this time heading to London. Alain Afflelou owns a chain of opticians with 1,200 branches
Pope Benedict XVI has put one of his predecessors on the first step to sainthood. The pontiff signed a decree recognising the late Pope Paul VI’s
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is now being treated in Germany after suffering a stroke. The 79-year-old was first admitted to hospital in Iraq on
The time for Italy’s prime minister Mario Monti to step down is getting closer after the Senate voted through next year’s budget.
The lower house
French authorities are appealing to ‘end of the world’ fanatics not to visit the tiny southwest village of Bugarach.
Police have 150 officers
Members of the Algerian parliament knew not to expect a full apology from visiting French President Francois Hollande for his country’s past actions
General Motors and Peugeot Citroen have announced the revised terms of their joint venture.
Plans to produce a mid-sized car have been scrapped
After a third place finish in Aspen and a second place finish in St Moritz, Olympic champion and German skier Viktoria Rebensburg finally bagged her
After more than a decade of paralysis from the neck down, the one thing Jan Scheuemann wanted to be able to do was feed herself a bar of