"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
Archaeologist Susanne Osthoff, 43, who’s spent more than a decade working on excavations in Iraq, disappeared with her driver on November 25th
The condition of Israel’s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has improved after he suffered a minor stroke. His doctor says he will remain overnight at
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has defended the EU budget deal in the face of fierce criticism at home. The UK rebate will be cut by 10.5 billion
There has been a last-minute hitch in a deal to end farm export subsidies. Brazil has refused to agree to a cut-off date of 2013 offered by the
Bolivia goes to the polls today to elect a new president. Slightly ahead is Evo Morales, an anti-US Indian leftist who defends the growing of coca
The European Union has joined US lawmakers in their threats to curb aid to the Palestinian Authority if the militant group Hamas wins next month’s
The US Vice-President, Dick Cheney has made a surprise trip to Iraq amid growing calls for American troops to go home. Cheney, one of the chief
In Australia, thousands of people have marched through Sydney to rally against racism following last week’s clashes between whites and ethnic
Bolivians have been voting in presidential elections which could see the country elect its first Indian leader. Evo Morales, a coca grower turned
World Trade Organisation ministers have adopted a final draft of an agreement for the 150 member state body. After a gruelling six days of hard
Police in Hong Kong fear more violence as anti-globalisation protesters march through the city. Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets
The Palestinian militant group Hamas has said it will run in parliamentary elections next month despite growing international concern. A sweeping
A final draft deal is on the table at the WTO conference in Hong Kong. The breakthrough comes after a tense night of negotiations. The text proposes