"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."
Brazil has not had the easiest of run-in as the opening ceremony approaches for the XXXI Olympiad.
Street artists are bringing a whole new meaning to painting the town red in Rio, with striking creations celebrating the Olympics
The opening day of the Rio Olympics was supposed to be a time of celebration, glory and drama.
Faster, Higher, Stronger is the Olympic motto for athletes, but could easily be used for the Rio workers who rushed to finish before the start of the world's biggest multi-sport event.
Euronews goes back in time to look at some of the greatest sporting moments in the history of the Olympic Games.
BERLIN 1936 Jesse Owens spoils Hitler’s parade
The infamous Berlin Olympics of 1936 are most often remembered for two men: Adolf Hitler and Jesse
PARIS 1924 Olympic stars on the rise
By the time the Olympics Games returned to Paris after 24 years, its international appeal had radically
MELBOURNE/STOCKHOLM 1956 “Blood in the Water”
For the first time the Games travelled to the southern hemisphere, or at least most of the Games
BARCELONA 1992 A changed world boycotts Olympic boycotts
Politically, much had changed in the world between 1988 and 1992. The Soviet bloc had
MOSCOW 1980 US boycott reduces the numbers
Only 80 countries took part in the 1980 Moscow Games, the lowest number since 1956. The USA led a
LONDON 1908 A longer Marathon provides the highlight
The 1908 Games had originally been awarded to Rome but it became clear that the Italian
MEXICO CITY 1968: Records vanish into thin air
For the first, and so far only time the Games were held at high altitude in the Mexican capital. The
The Olympic torch relay completed another week of its scenic tour through Brazil, where it will be carried by some 12,000 people in 335 cities up
The first ever Olympic Games to take place on South American soil is now looming large. The 2016 Rio Olympics begin on August 5th and some 10,000
With this year’s Olympic Games just around the corner, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor is trying to dampen down fears over the Zika virus. Eduardo Paes says
Australian athletes at this summer’s Rio Olympics will be supplied with condoms which offer “near complete” protection against the mosquito-borne
Defending Olympic champion Andy Murray said on Tuesday he would not being staying at the athletes’ village at this summer’s Rio Olympics, instead
The Olympic torch relay for the Rio Games began on Tuesday in the country’s capital Brasilia. President, Dilma Rousseff, who may face impeachment
The Olympic Flame was handed over to organisers of this summer’s Games in Rio de Janeiro during a ceremony at the Panathinaic stadium.
The Olympic flame was taken through the Eleonas refugee camp in Athens on Tuesday to highlight the plight of over one million people who have fled