"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
Ian Woosnam the newly announced Ryder Cup captain for next year’s Adventurer Steve Fossett landed in Kansas on Thursday, becoming the first person to
The nightmare for travellers stranded by extreme weather in parts of Europe is set to continue. In Amsterdam’s Schipol airport up to 3,000
The murder of a journalist in Azerbaijan has sent political tensions within the country soaring.
Elmar Huseinov, who was the editor of an
A paedophile trial involving parents accused of renting out their children for cash, food and cigarettes has begun in France. The case in the western
The funeral of a victim of the Beirut bombing over two weeks ago has turned into another anti-government rally. The man’s body was only discovered
Europe’s biggest phone company, Deutsche Telekom, reported a profit in the fourth quarter of last year thanks to sales of assets.
Net profit was
The European Central Bank has left its base interest rate at a record low of 2%. A lack of concern about inflation played into that decision
Spain, Portugal and Italy have vetoed a point of business in the Employment and Social Protection work programme because the documents for debate in
Health and public services will be left out of a European scheme to liberalise services, says the EU’s Internal Market Commissioner.
The aim is to
The troubles of the euro zone economies have spilled over into Switzerland.
Its GDP registered a slight drop in the final three months of last
Poland may be heading towards an early general election after two years of corruption scandals stripped the ex-Communist government of its majority
An Indonesian court has found controversial Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir guilty of involvement in the Bali nightclub bombings. Judges said Bashir