"The problem is that one in five workers are paid less than ten euros an hour."
Trade union representative (ver.di)
"Just enough money for a kebab"
Music teacher (Berlin)
"Each halva has five layers of ground rice, hazelnuts, sugar and a syrup made with water and lemon. You have to leave it to rest overnight."
"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
A 27-year-old student has been sentenced to ten years behind bars for trying to assassinate the French President Jacques Chirac
Turkey has refused to make a gesture on Cyprus ahead of an EU summit next week to decide whether to open accession talks for Ankara.
Israel’s ruling Likud party has voted in favour of opening talks with the country’s main opposition in a bid to stave off early election and keep
After the Abu Ghraib controversy, US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is in the firing line again – this time over revelations that American troops
It has been a long five years but if Silvio Berlusconi was feeling the strain of his corruption trial on the eve of the verdict it was not showing
To cut or not to cut – that is the question which fixates the members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries when they gather regularly
Members of the OPEC oil cartel have agreed to cut production in response to rapidly sliding prices. At a meeting in Cairo
European aerospace group EADS has given the go ahead for Airbus to develop a new aircraft to rival Boeing’s fuel-efficient Boeing 7E7.
European Union officials say they are confident they will resolve a dispute over Turkey before a summit next week to discuss entry talks with Ankara
Romania is gearing up for Sunday’s presidential run-off. The two who came out on top in the first round are Prime Minister Adrian Nastase, a Social
A verdict is expected today in the corruption trial of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. He is accused of bribing Rome judges in the late
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has invited opposition Labour leader Shimon Peres to begin talks on forming a coalition government. Sharon made