"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."
At least one gunman was killed and two suspects arrested in an attack on a hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako. The building had been converted into a
The UN-brokered ceasefire only lasted a matter of hours. Air-strikes and fierce fighting broke Yemen’s truce soon after it came into force at
The head of the UN’s refugee agency, Antonio Guterres has warned world leaders not to allow divisions over the crisis in Ukraine to distract them
A senior UN envoy has been forced to cut short his mission to Crimea after being told to leave by pro-Russian groups.
Robert Serry took refuge in a
UN investigators have concluded that chemical weapons were probably used in five out of seven attacks they examined in Syria.
The UN says the
Germany and Brazil have circulated a UN draft resolution calling for an end to excessive electronic surveillance.
Brazilian President Dilma
More than 40,000 Syrians have crossed the border into Iraq over the past two weeks seeking sanctuary from the fighting back home.
They are only
The conflict in Syria has led to a shortage of essential supplies, with lengthy queues for basics such as bread becoming the norm. In Suran, north of
Six UN monitors have arrived in Damascus to monitor the fragile Syrian ceasefire negotiated by Arab League and UN Syria envoy Kofi Annan
Libyan militias remain heavily armed, uncontrolled and continue to detain Muammar Gaddafi loyalists.
That was the message given to the UN Security