"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
Israelis are coming to terms with a big political shake-up triggered yesterday when the prime minister quit the ruling Likud party to form a centrist
Lebanon is marking the 62nd anniversary of its independence from France – and it is doing so free of Syrian influence.
Significantly, no Syrian
With a fraction of trains running, French commuters have faced a difficult trip to the office. A strike by rail staff has crippled the national
The Israeli parliament, the Knesset, has voted for dissolution, ahead of a general election expected early next year. The move was prompted by the
French commuters have had their journeys disrupted by striking railway workers. Four trade unions worried about the privatisation of the national
Her dream has finally come true. After two months of turmoil, Angela Merkel has been voted in as Germany’s first woman chancellor by the parliament
Germany’s Chancellor-designate, Angela Merkel holds talks with the Prime Minister of Luxembourg on the eve of taking up the reins of power
After the political romance between Viktor Yuschenko and his people, a post-honeymoon depression seems to have set in. Ukraine’s GDP has fallen by 10
What will be the role of her husband?
That is just one of the questions commentators are asking now that Angela Merkel’s career as German