"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
Heroines come in all shapes and sizes but this one has the face of an angel. Eleven-year-old British girl Tilly Smith saved her family and countless
Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak has won a fifth term as leader but only 23 per cent of the electorate turned out to vote.
The result was never in
Operations in New Orleans are said to be moving from “rescue” to “recovery” mode but the first political victim of Hurricane Katrina has fallen
In New Orleans the focus has switched from rescuing the living to recovering the dead. Officials say they are now in a new phase of their clean-up
German member of the European Parliament Lissy Groner has tied the knot with her partner Sabine Gillessen in Brussels. Mayor Freddy Thielemans, a
An Italian journalist has been abducted in Gaza. It is a sign of growing lawlessness in the final countdown to Israel’s military withdrawal
Their meeting has been marked by mounting political irritation with the world’s large oil companies – and now European Union finance chiefs are
European Union finance ministers have warned that high oil prices could threaten economic prosperity. They also called on oil producing companies to
Egyptian guards have begun to patrol the southern border of Gaza. It is a key sign that Israel’s pullout from the territory is now almost complete
Comfortably ahead in the opinion polls on the eve of a general election, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi looks set to stay in power in Japan.