"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 funeral of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya has taken place in Havana days after the prominent activist died in a car crash.
Hundreds attended the
Religious leaders and foreign diplomats were among scores of people who gathered in Havana to mourn the death of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya. The
Leader of the Christian Democratic Movement in Cuba, Oswaldo Paya has died in a car crash on Sunday. He was travelling in the eastern Cuban province
They are no ordinary octogenarians.
And when Pope Benedict XVI, head of the Roman Catholic Church, sat down with Cuba’s revolutionary icon Fidel
Some 200,000 people turned out to celebrate the Pope’s first mass in Cuba but not all were welcome.
More than 150 anti-government protesters have
The Cuban authorities have detained dozens of dissidents over the weekend including around 70 members of the Ladies in White group.
The women were
Brazil has granted a tourist visa to a leading Cuban dissident, just days before President Dilma Roussef visits the communist island.
Cuban President Raul Castro granted an amnesty to nearly 3,000 prisoners on Saturday but an American convicted of spying is not on the list.
Cubans living in exile marked the upcoming International Human Rights Day on Friday by sailing a flotilla of boats about 20 kilometres off the coast
Cuban activist group ‘The Ladies in White’ have been prevented from marching to church by a pro-government mob.
Opponents shouted slogans and
Leaders of the Cuban dissident group the “Ladies in White” have met Catholic Church officials to seek their help over what they claim is violence and
Thirty-seven Cuban dissidents arrived in Spain on Friday as part of a deal brokered by the Catholic Church to free political prisoners.
The so-called Ladies in White dissidents and a US diplomat were surrounded by an angry mob after the dissident group held a protest to demand the
Police in Cuba have detained the former hunger striker Guillermo Fariñas on the anniversary of the death of a fellow dissident.
A well-known Cuban dissident has arrived home, after being freed from prison against his will.
Hector Maseda left jail with another dissident
Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas has been arrested for the second day in a row.
His mother, Alicia Hernandez, told the AFP news agency that police
His voice heard by a packed assembly, Guillermo Fariñas is awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, in
Cuba is preparing to free its longest-held political prisoner.
It is the latest in a wave of recent releases.
Adrian Alvarez has served 25 years
When Cuban dissidents are given the top EU human rights prize three times in the space of a few years, it sends a strong message to Havana.