"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 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sacked Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi. She was the only woman in his cabinet and the first
Hundreds of Serbian police have been protesting in the capital Belgrade to demand tougher punishment for people who attack them. The protest was
Portugal is reportedly set to beat its privatisation revenue goal by selling airport operator ANA to French construction firm Vinci in a deal worth
Egypt’s ousted President Hosni Mubarak is set to leave his prison clinic for an army hospital, but it remains unclear when. Mubarak, who ruled Egypt
2013 will be a crucial year for the French economy and the government which targets a public deficit of under three percent of GDP in 12 month’s
Mykhailo Fomenko has been appointed as national coach of Ukraine on a one year contract with the option of a further two depending on results.
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The son of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has made his political debut at a huge rally on the fifth anniversary of his mother’s
An enormous white dome has been erected in Moscow’s Red Square to cover Vladimir Lenin’s Mausoleum which has been closed to the public for
An Italian priest has been urged to resign after posting comments claiming women provoke violence against themselves.
Father Piero Corsi has
The US fiscal cliff is so-called because it is a scything, indiscriminate sucking of money out of the economy by the government, to pay its
Central African Republic
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The Serbian Football Association’s 80 000 euro fine for incidents in an Under-21 match against England could be increased after UEFA appealed the
Jordan says it is continuing to see an increase in Syrian refugees crossing into its territory. Border officials say many people are being shot at by
The French President, Francois Hollande, has said that he won’t negotiate with Al-Qaeda for the release of four French nationals kidnapped by the
With this week’s talks in Damascus on the Syrian crisis bearing little fruit, the focus is moving to Moscow as the international community seeks a
Another sign of economic recovery in China to cheer the markets with the news industrial profit growth quickened to 22.5% in November
Shares in nationalised Spanish banking giant Bankia slumped by twelve and a half percent on opening in Madrid. It followed the disclosure the bank
A soup kitchen for the poor is something St Emilian church in the Greek capital Athens provides every day.
But with the debt crisis throwing so
The proposed privatisation of six hospitals and 27 clinics in Madrid has provoked protests, sit-ins and demonstrations by doctors, many of whom have
He needs to save the US – and in effect – the global economy from a crippling new recession. So US President Barack Obama has cut short his Christmas
An aquarium wall has spontaneously shattered in Shanghai in China. CCTV images show the 15-centimetre thick glass exploding outwards, shooting
Former US President George Bush senior has been moved to a Houston hospital’s intensive care unit after a “series of setbacks”.
He was hospitalised
Residents and tourists gather in Phuket, Thailand, to remember the thousands of victims lost in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.
Over 200 Czechs take part in a New Year swimming race in the Vltava river in Prague.
A former homeless person volunteers at a Greek Orthodox church food distribution centre on Christmas Day.
The so called “Delhi bus rape victim” has been flown to Singapore for further treatment at a hospital specialising in organ donations. Her family is
In Nicaragua, around 400 people living near the San Cristobal volcano have been ordered to leave their homes because of a series of small eruptions
Toyota has agreed to pay out more than a billion euros to settle a class action lawsuit launched by car owners affected by a series of mass
The police department in Los Angeles has held its annual gun buyback early this year, bringing the date forward in response to the massacre at the