"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
Egyptians are voting in the second round of the country’s parliamentary election.
President Hosni Mubarak’s National Democratic party won most
Russian president Vladimir Putin has arrived in Tokyo for a three-day visit to Japan.
Moscow and Tokyo want to put economic incentives above
France’s Socialists are claiming a triumph after their Le Mans congress. Riven with division before it, the party claims it has succeeded in forging
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has shed a tear at a special military tattoo in his hometown of Hanover, organised as a farewell from office
A turbulent week lies ahead in Israeli politics after the Labour Party voted to leave Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s ruling coalition.
It paves the
George W Bush has concluded a trip to China marked by a symbolic visit to one of Beijing’s few recognised Protestant churches. The US president
There was a great deal of flag-waving in Madrid as supporters of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco marked 30 years since his death on Sunday.
A British soldier has been killed by a roadside bomb in the southern Iraqi town of Basra