"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
Chile has elected its first female leader and one of the first to congratulatethe victorious Michelle Bachelet was the man into whose shoes she will
The French government has announced new job measures aimed at cutting the number of young people who are out of work.
The plan addresses two major
Crude oil prices are rising again as diplomats toughened their talk about referring Iran to the United Nations over its refusal to abandon nuclear
The new governor of Italy’s central bank, Mario Draghi, has formally started his new job.
Draghi, who is a respected economist, was appointed by
Brussels is focussing new attention towards efforts to stamp out discrimination and stereotyping. European Justice Freedom and Security Commissioner
Dockers have been protesting against opening up the 25-nation European Union’s port services to greater competition.
The EU’s Port Package
As the standoff over its nuclear programme continues Iran’s foreign minister has said Tehran responds better to diplomacy than to threats. Manouchehr
Michele Bachelet is set to become Chile’s first woman president. The centre-left candidate led from the front during the election vote. Her main
As Ariel Sharon recovers from another round of surgery Israeli authorities have clarifed his leadership status and the role of interim prime
She is a divorcee, a single mother and an agnostic in a strongly Catholic country. Yet Michelle Bachelet has reached the highest political office in
European powers have begun drafting a resolution to have Iran referred to the UN Security council for restarting its nuclear programme.
Already he has lost his older sister to bird flu. Now little Muhammet Ozcan is fighting for his own life.
The five-year-old is critically ill in
Questions are being asked in Russia after nine people died in a fire at an office block. Many were killed as they jumped in a bid to escape the
Moscow is advising caution over the Iran nuclear issue.Russian president Vladimir Putin was careful not to be to specific when he received Chancellor
Israel’s Kadima party has named Ehud Olmert as its acting chairman. He will lead the centrist bloc into elections scheduled for March 28. The