"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
Authorities who set up a crisis centre in Berlin say they hope they will soonsecure the release of a former German government minister, Juergen
With Russia still threatening to cut off Ukraine’s natural gas supplies from Sunday unless it pays a lot more for it, the Ukrainian government is
The European Union has called an emergency meeting of member states’ energy officials amid a deadlock in a crisis over gas between Russia and
A protest in the Egyptian capital Cairo has ended in tragedy. Police broke up a demonstration by Sudanese refugees and failed asylum-seekers. Twenty
A large swathe of Europe is still under a blanket of snow as the cold snap continues. Airports in two of the continent’s favourite tourist cities
The cold snap gripping much of Europe is casting a shadow over the festive travel plans of New Year revellers. Police in parts of Britain told
Massive posters across Austria showing the Presidents of France and the United States engaged in sexual acts with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth have
The children of a French hostage being held in Iraq have made a televised plea for his release. Isabelle, the daughter of Bernard Planche, said her
After several hours of closure amid growing anarchy in Gaza, the Strip’s border with Egypt has now reopened. Trouble flared when Palestinian police
Communist Cuba has rolled out the red carpet for the next leader of Bolivia who is making his first foreign trip since triumphing at the ballot box
In another sign of growing anarchy in Gaza, the Strip’s border with Egypt has been closed after Palestinian police, backed by gunmen, imposed an
With a deadline of January 1 looming, Russia and Ukraine seem to have reached a stalemate in their attempts to settle a dispute over gas prices
An environmental disaster in the mid-Atlantic has been averted, with helicopters brought into action to remove toxic products from a ship that had
There has been a dramatic and tragic end to a protest in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Police used water cannon to break up the demonstration by
With the end of the year approaching, a number of governments are withdrawing their troops from Iraq, or planning to pull them out.