"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
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
Day two of the UN’s landmark summit begins under, if not a cloud, then at least skies overcast by what the world’s leaders have not been able to
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America’s number three airline, Delta, has filed for bankruptcy protection. It follows in the footsteps of United Airlines, US Airways and Northwest
Dutch bank ABN Amro may be on the verge of winning the biggest banking battle seen in the EU in recent years with the news that takeover bid rival
Europe and the US have reached a partial accord on their trade in wines. This should protect some of Europe’s most famous names from being used
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The first US unemployment figures since Hurricane Katrina have seen a surge in the number of people claiming jobless benefits for the first time
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The Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged world leaders to carry out “constructive” reform of the UN. He told the UN summit in New York
The battle for undecided voters is reaching its climax as campaigning in the German election draws to close. Christian Democrat opposition leader
The Dutch bank ABN Amro appears to have finally won a bitter battle to takeover Banca Antonveneta becoming the first foreign company to buy a major
The US airline industry is descending deeper into crisis. Delta Air Lines and Northwest are the latest to say they do not have enough money to pay
Afghanistan takes what is hoped will be another major step towards stability and democracy with parliamentary elections on Sunday. Millions of
The European Court of Justice has all but wiped out anti-competition fines carmaker DaimlerChrysler was ordered to pay in 2001 by the European
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Israel’s highest court has ordered the army to consider re-routing its security barrier away from a Palestinian village. But in the same ruling it
In the United States, Hurricane Ophelia is continuing to batter coastal North Carolina with heavy rains and gusting winds.
The slow-moving assault
The intensity of violence in Iraq shows no signs of abating with a new wave attacks this morning causing dozens of deaths across the country.
The Oscar-winning Hollywood film director Robert Wise has died at the age of 91.
In a career spanning six decades Wise won many plaudits and
Poverty takes centre stage on day two of the UN’s landmark summit. Last night leaders of the world’s major powers issued a formal appeal to world