"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
The president of East Timor has made an appeal for loyalty and national unity after days of unrest. Xanana Gusmao has been touring security
As hospitals struggle to cope with the casualties, authorities in Indonesia have said the death toll from last week’s earthquake has risen to more
The ball is now in Tehran’s court. There has been no official reaction from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to an offer from the US to join talks with
The UN High Commission for Refugees has announced it plans to send aid to help the estimated 65,000 people displaced by unrest in East Timor. In the
The main political parties in the Czech Republic have been holding their final election rallies ahead of voting on Friday and Saturday.
On 4 June, Peru holds its presidential runoff.
The current head of state, Alejandro Toledo, cannot stand for a second successive term, but he is
Talks are underway in Vienna between foreign ministers from Britain, France, Russia, Germany, China and the US on the Iranian nuclear issue.