"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."
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced plans to step aside in favour of her son.
During a televised address to the nations she said: “I am
In southern Brazil, the process of burying the dead from the Santa Maria nightclub fire disaster has begun.
More than 230 young revellers perished
Timbuktu airport has been seized and secured by French and Malian troops. Backed by airpower around 1200 soldiers have now launched an offensive to
Ukraine’s state gas company Naftogaz says it cannot pay a $7 billion (5.2 billion euro) bill it has received from Russian gas giant Gazprom. The
It is 200 years since Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was published, and even after all that time it is showing little sign of losing any of its
Iceland has won a legal battle over its reponsibilities to British and Dutch savers who lost money when an online savings bank collapsed.
More Syrian refugees step off a bus in Jordan, into uncertainty. The UN has said 30,000 have arrived since the start of this year. Zaatari, the main
Timbuktu, a city classed as a world heritage site since only 1988, was founded around a thousand years ago by Tuareg nomads. Later it became part of
Those suffering most from unemployment in Europe today are the young.
For immigrants, it is even harder to find a job.
The restaurant Meli-Melo won the prize for the best tapa de Zaragoza in 2012. (‘Mejor Tapa de Zaragoza y Provincia 2012’. )
Raquel Marcén, the
Former Israeli leader Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for seven years following a stroke, has surprised doctors by showing significant signs of
In the Sea of Japan part of a keel is the only visible evidence of a ship in which at least eight fishermen have died while seven are believed to be
Bank lending to businesses and individuals in the eurozone remains weak, with loans to companies and households contracting again in December.
There has been a lucky escape at one of Spain’s most famous landmarks.
A new roof erected over Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring collapsed just three
Irish Agricultural Minister Simon Coveney has urged the EU to move ahead on EU farming reform.
Coveney, whose brief also includes fisheries policy
In 1969 Czech student Jan Palach set himself on fire in Wenceslas Square in Prague to protest against the Soviet occupation.
The television mini
Three household names in Mali have performed a special sell-out concert in London, celebrating the country’s music at a time when its survival is
Police in Norway have released surveillance video of a daring raid on a museum, where burglars made off with 25 valuable pieces of Chinese art.
Italian consumer confidence has hit new lows.
In surveys households said their confidence in both the current and future economic situations was
It’s time for a bit of cooking at a research Institute in Brindisi, Southern Italy.
The recipe is simple: a splashing of natural textiles, a good
Iran said on Monday it had launched a live monkey into space, seeking to show off missile systems that have alarmed the West because the technology
Toyota has regained the number one spot for worldwide sales.
Last year drivers bought 9.75 million of its vehicles.
As a result the Japanese
More passengers meant higher earnings for Ryanair at the end of last year.
Europe’s biggest low-cost airline has just hiked its full-year profit
French and Malian troops have surrounded Timbuktu and are aiming to secure the city after seizing the airport. A senior military officer reported
Slovenia’s Robert Kranjec produced a stunning performance to clinch his first World Cup victory of the season in Vikersund on Sunday.
The 31 year
Tallinn is the first EU capital to offer its residents free public transport, and though the move aimed at driving down car pollution is proving
As protesters continue to confront police on the streets of Cairo, Egypt’s main opposition coalition criticised the President declaring a state of
Taking part in the Tour de France is a dream for many keen cyclists, but even if you don’t have the time to get to the Alps you can still attempt
Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentas’s trial has started in Madrid in a doping case set to rock cycling. It has reached court nearly seven years after
Four people were shot dead and hundreds injured in Egypt’s Port Said on Sunday during the funerals of 33 protesters killed at the weekend, part of a