"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."
Henin-Beaumont, in the north of France close to the border with Belgium, is a National Front stronghold.
For many in France, Emmanuel Macron’s decisive victory over Marine Le Pen sparked a wave of enthusiasm and optimism.
National Front ready for name change and respectability
France’s incoming and outgoing presidents attended a solemn ceremony in Paris on Monday, commemorating the end of World War Two in Europe.
France remains deeply divided Macron won with a two-thirds share of the vote (66.
Emmanuel Macron’s emphatic victory went down well with his supporters.
She may have lost but Marine Le Pen’s supporters quickly rallied, determined to take something positive from the election.
As the eighth president of France's Fifth Republic, Macron has weeks before taking the reins of government and engineering a parliamentary majority.
The victory of Emmanuel Macron has generated a mix of jubilation among pro-EU groups and future far-right opposition.
With the vast majority of the votes counted, the centrist has 65% of the share compared to Le Pen's 35% in Sunday's run-off.
Supporters of the far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen gathered at her campaign's electoral venue in Paris as partial results of the run-off vote began to come in.
France’s Front National (FN) was founded by Jean Marie Le Pen in the 1970s.
France is choosing whether to elect its first female leader or youngest ever president .
France is choosing who will be its next president.
According to a poll, Macron is expected to win 62% of the votes, compared to 38% for his far-right rival Marine Le Pen.
by Daniel Gros, director of Center for European Policy Studies
The prospect that the centrist, pro-European Emmanuel Macron will become the next
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Here in France, the largest foreign community is the Portuguese.
French voters unimpressed by fractious TV debate as election looms
It was pure political combat as France’s presidential finalists went head to head in a televised debate on Wednesday, watched by millions.