"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."
Africa’s oldest president has secured a further five years in office. Robert Mugabe, 89, has won 61 percent of Zimbabwe’s presidential vote
Iran is a country where the ruling class seems to thrive on hostility to the west and where much of the population is repressed, and living in dire
Winners of Sunday’s parliamentary election in Bulgaria, the centre-right GERB party, want the result cancelled because of possible irregularities
Bulgaria goes to the polls today amid voter apathy and claims of fraud. On the eve of the election protesters gathered outside the country’s
Initial indications are that Egyptians have given their backing to a controversial new constitution.
The first round of voting in a referendum on
Opposition leaders in Ukraine are urging their supporters to stay on the streets and protest, claiming the recent election was rigged by the
There is confusion over the counting of votes in many key regions in Ukraine, several days after the parliamentary elections there.
Accusations of electoral fraud continue to be levelled following Sunday’s election in Ukraine.
A district office in Kiev was blocked on Tuesday
Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich’s ruling party looked set to secure a parliamentary majority on Monday, despite international monitors
A European team monitoring Ukraine’s election on Sunday says the country has taken “a step backwards” compared with the 2010 presidential vote.
An online poll to elect members of an opposition council in Russia has been extended until Monday night.
It comes after claims that the system was
What is being billed as Russia’s largest ever internet election is said to have been attacked by hackers.Critics of President Vladimir Putin are
Turnout has reportedly been low in the Russian local and regional elections, but that has not stopped President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party
Enrique Pena Nieto can now be sworn in as Mexico’s new president following a ruling by the country’s election tribunal.
Seven judges decided that
On the latest stage of her African tour, Hillary Clinton has urged Kenya to hold free and fair elections and to be a role model for the
The decision by Egypt’s Supreme Court to dissolve parliament has led to fears that elements of the old regime are trying to cling onto power.
Ali Laskri, the leader of the Algerian opposition Socialist Front Forces, has given his damning verdict on the country’s parliamentary election.
There was tension on the streets of Astrakhan in Russia’s biggest post election protest outside Moscow. Anti-Putin demonstrators marched in support
Rallies are due to take place on Saturday in support of a Russian politician who is on hunger strike after disputing local election results. Oleg
There was solidarity on the streets of the Russian city of Astrakhan. As demonstrators took part in an unlicensed march scuffles with the police