"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."
Police in New Delhi moved to stamp out protests that have grown since the gang-rape of a woman on December 16.
Indian authorities banned gatherings
As Moscow freezes in a vicious cold snap, the plight of Russia’s homeless is a growing concern and deaths are commonplace.
Thermometers have been
A government air strike on a bakery in Syria’s central Hama province has left dozens dead with many injured.
The carnage took place in the town of
A church in Soweto has held a special prayer service for Nelson Mandela, who is in hospital with a lung infection and gallstones.
The hero of the
In Slovenia, the outgoing president Danilo Tuerk has handed over power.
The social democrat former prime minister Borut Pahor won earlier this
There has been a devastating fire at a market in the Afghan capital Kabul which has destroyed at least 600 shops.
Many traders completely lost
As Santa Claus prepares for his annual 466 million kilometre round trip to deliver yuletide cheer to the children of the world. The contrast between
In northern Mali, Islamist extremists have reacted violently to UN plans to send military forces to regain control of the region.
Vietnam is commemorating the 40th anniversary of “Operation Linebacker II” the biggest ariel blitz of the Vietnam War.
US President Nixon ordered
In Poland temperatures plunged to minus 10 degrees Celsius. Polish police said 49 people had died of cold exposures this month, with most of the
El Gordo spreads Christmas cheer in what is billed as the world’s most generous lottery which will distribute a total of 2.5 billion euros to
Fire fighters battle to contain pipeline blaze after suspected vandalism.
Japanese Emperor Akihito has turned 79 and reassured thousands of well-wishers that he is in good health, following his heart bypass surgery last
Italy’s outgoing prime minister Mario Monti has said that in the upcoming election he would be prepared to run for office again, if there were a
Thousands of Indians protested on the streets of New Delhi to demand better safety measures for women, a week after a young student was gang-raped
Egypt’s controversial new constitution, drawn up by an Islamist dominated parliament, has been approved in a referendum according to rival
North Korea has probably developed long-range missiles that could hit the United States, according to the South Korean defence ministry.
Large parts of the UK are once more underwater.
Six severe flood warnings are in place for the West Country and nearly 200 warnings for other parts
Counting is now underway after the second and final round of referendum voting to decide on a controversial constitution for Egypt.
It is claimed
The Italian President has to dissolved parliament, paving the way for an election on the 24th and 25th of February. Georgio Napolitano signed the
Christmas in Spain – 2012 style. One Red Cross clothes bank in a suburb south of Madrid has been open for 25 years. But organisers say they have have
Pope Benedict has visited his jailed former butler and pardoned him for stealing and leaking sensitive Vatican documents.
Following the 15-minute