"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 US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice travelled to Israel from Lebanon on a visit aimed at creating conditions for what she called a
Israel has confirmed the deaths of two of its airmen in a helicopter crash. It is not being ruled out that Hizbollah rocket fire was responsible
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US President George Bush has announced a beefing-up of security forces in Baghdad after a meeting with the country’s prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki
Polish, German, and French defence ministers are meeting near Cracow, southern Poland, for talks that include a possible contribution to a
Israeli has continued its heavy offensive on the Lebanese capital on the eve of Rome crisis summit. There’ve been a series of explosions in Beirut as
Parts of Europe are entering their third week of soaring temperatures, with no sign of a cool down. In France, the government has urged medical
Turkey is taking some of the pressure off tiny Cyprus, as a first stop for those fleeing war-torn Lebanon. It has opened its Mediterranean port of
Israeli tanks have continued to blast targets in the Lebanese border town dubbed the capital of Hizbollah, Bint Jbail.
The army says its mission is
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Israel is to allow aid airlifts into Lebanon as part of efforts to relieve a growing humanitarian crisis. The Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert
Record prices for crude meant that BP, Europe’s biggest oil company, made a profit of 8.9 billion euros in the first half of the year, that is up
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