""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."
"We want to see which tomato plants can still give good yields without water."
Plant breeding scientist
Japan has dispatched its biggest warship, reportedly to help safeguard US naval manoeuvres in the region.
Defying warnings from the US and China, North Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile.
Speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School in Massachusetts, Ban said the international community must maintain the pressure of sanctions on North Korea to stop its advancing nuclear and missile threats.
The US military has started moving parts of the controversial THAAD anti-missile defence system to a deployment site in South Korea.
The US vice president is in Japan for talks. Mike Pence is also hoping to reassure Tokyo, a key ally, amid rising tensions over North Korea.
Russia has reportedly sent a warship armed with Kalibr cruise missiles to join a pre-existing battle group off the coast of Syria.
A Russian official has slammed American air strikes in Syria, describing them as “another repetition of irresponsible behaviour.
The Pentagon has released a video of Tomahawk cruise missiles being launched from a Navy destroyer, aimed at a Syrian airfield.
The United States has launched a military strike on a Syrian government airbase.
After several test launches this month, nuclear-armed North Korea’s latest effort looks to have failed.
The US missile deployment, which comes a day after North Korea tested four ballistic missiles, has led to diplomatic tension between China and South Korea.
Moscow had suspended delivery of the system back in 2010 after objections from the US and Israel
The Iranian government has carried out a medium range missile test launch.
Fresh satellite imagery suggests North Korea has restarted a reactor at its main Yongbyon nuclear site.
Theresa May is coming under increasing pressure to divulge more details about what happened during a Trident missile test last June.
Pakistan has fired its first submarine launched cruise missile.
Ukraine began two days of missile tests on Thursday, avoiding the air space over Crimea which could have provoked a confrontation with Russia.
Moscow has deployed anti-shipping, Bastion missile launchers in its enclave of Kalaningrad.
An American warship has been targeted by Houthi missile attacks in Yemen.
The US military has condemned a ‘‘failed’‘ North Korean test launch of an intermediate ballistic missile near the northwestern city of Kusong.