"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
More than eight days after the Asian tsunami aid agencies say the global effort to help the victims is starting to make a difference. Indonesia has
Hundreds of Jewish settlers have gathered outside Israel’s parliament in protest at Ariel Sharon’s Gaza pullout plan. Youngsters were among those
After being criticized for not doing enough and not saying enough in the days that followed the Asian tsunami disaster, US President George W. Bush
The Israeli army pushed into the northern Gazan town of Beit Hanoun on Sunday and stayed for several hours to try and stop rocket attacks into the
Relief workers are struggling to get emergency aid through to thousands of tsunami survivors in remote districts where roads and airstrips have been
People searching for food and digging in debris has become an everyday sight in Banda Aceh. The provincial capital is still paralysed eight days on
The privatisation of Deutsche Post continues apace with the German government announcing it is to sell a further 12% of their shares. As has happened
The European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Louis Michel, has been touring parts of Sri Lanka to see first-hand the devastation wrought by last
A European Union carbon dioxide emissions trading market has been launched, aimed at reducing gases which cause global warming. The scheme developed
The first considered estimates are starting to be made of the economic cost of the tsunami that struck coastlines around the Indian Ocean. The total
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