"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
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The Group aims to study how the
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Saudi security forces say four out of five militants killed during a police raid yesterday were on the country’s most wanted list.
One of the dead
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It has been confirmed that last week’s raid on a security depot in southeast England was the biggest robbery in British history. Fifty-three million
A massive operation is underway to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of ducks and geese in France against bird flu. Twenty countries have imposed
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s trial has resumed after a two week break amid the chaos that has now become a common sight at the hearing
Hamas is under growing pressure to soften its hardline stance on Israel when it takes control of the Palestinian government. Yesterday the EU offered
Uranium enrichment is well underway in Iran, according to the latest report from the UN’s nuclear watchdog. Iran has not co-operated with the team of
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Iran is sending out mixed messages over its nuclear ambitions. While reportedly pushing ahead with uranium enrichment, it is also saying that talks