"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."
Central African Republic
Central African Republic
France say it’s UN-backed military operation is underway in the Central
African Republic (CAR).
The former French colony has slipped into chaos
A retired French General, infamous for defending the use of torture during Algeria’s War of Independence, has died aged 95.
Paul Aussaresses was
The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved the creation of a 12,600-strong peacekeeping force in Mali, due to deploy on July 1st
France says it can confirm “with certainty” that one of al Qaeda’s most senior commanders has been killed in a military operation in Mali.
A fourth French solider has died in fighting against Islamist rebels in Mali. The soldier, a sergeant from the 68th African artlllery regiment, was
A third French soldier has been killed in northern Mali fighting along side African troops.
The joint force is hunting down pockets of al-Qaeda
In the northern Malian town of Gao, heavy fighting to oust Islamists has devastated a wide area around the City Hall.
About 15 rebels were killed
Thirteen soldiers from Chad have died while fighting in northern Mali.
It is the largest death toll on side of the French and African troops
A French soldier killed in Mali has been posthumously awarded the Legion of Honour, France’s top military medal at the Invalides war memorial in
Heavy gunfire and running street battles between Malian troops and suspected Islamist insurgents erupted in the town of Gao only hours after a foiled
Forces have foiled an attempted suicide attack in Mali. It happened in the north of the city of Gao as the bomber approached a checkpoint, the second
French and African forces have been patrolling the northern Malian town of Tessalit, the latest to be seized from Islamist control.
The French President Francois Hollande is on his way to Mali tonight in support of French and Malian troops engaged in battle against Islamist
In Mali, troops have arrived at the outskirts of Kidal, one of the final rebel strongholds in the West African country.
France says its two weeks
Alasdair Sandford, euronews:
Joining us from Washington is Professor Chester Crocker of Georgetown University.
He served as Assistant Secretary
French soldiers have reportedly taken control of the airport in Kidal. Along with Gao and Timbuktu, it is the third large town in the north of Mali
Malians may be celebrating the liberation of Timbuktu, however some could be mourning the loss of artefacts destroyed by the Islamist rebels as they
Crowds cheered on the streets of Timbuktu after French-led forces entered the historic city.
The Islamic militants who had been controlling it
Timbuktu airport has been seized and secured by French and Malian troops. Backed by airpower around 1200 soldiers have now launched an offensive to
French and Malian troops have surrounded Timbuktu and are aiming to secure the city after seizing the airport. A senior military officer reported