"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
Day two of the Anfal genocide trial against Saddam Hussein and others in Baghdad:
Seven leading members of the former regime, including Saddam’s
Wildfires in Turkey are also stretching efforts to the limit. Hundreds of hectares of forest have already been consumed along the Aegean coast near
Fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa continues between the feuding forces supporting presidential election rivals. The race
Europe appears ready to commit some 8,000 troops to the Lebanese peacekeeping force currently being assembled, with Italy providing about a third of
High winds and temperatures continue to fuel a forest fire raging out of control in northern Greece. Two hotels have been evacuated on the Halkidiki
Italy is reported to have confirmed an offer to lead a UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon. However, a week after a truce came into force between Israel
Eleven people are due to appear in court in London today in connection with an alleged plot to blow up a string of transatlantic jumbo jets. Eight
In villages where Hizbollah fighters had built up their strongholds, Lebanese troops are now making their presence felt as part of the fragile truce
EU veterinary experts have approved restrictions on the transport of live cows, sheep and goats after an outbreak of the sheep virus “Bluetongue”
The merger of French utility companies Gaz de France and Suez could be refused over their natural gas activities according to European Commission
The Norwegian shipping group Camillo Eitzen is to buy its rival Songa Shipholding for a total of one billion euros.
The merger will form one of
Intercontinental Hotels has reported substantially higher half year profits, boosted by a move to managing and franchising hotels rather than owning
From the south of Spain to London, via the huge cities of Australia and North America a shortage of water that threatens not only developing nations
A Russian airliner has crashed in eastern Ukraine, killing everyone on board.
The 170 dead included 10 crew. There are discrepancies in the number
Doubts are beginning to pile up about when the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon will be able to exercise its mandate, and the composition of the
Fears that clashes between armies supporting rival presidential candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo could spiral out of control have
Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator says he is ready to start “serious” talks with Western powers on their offer of incentives to stop uranium
Firefighters on the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece appear to be bringing a huge blaze there under control.
Thousands of tourists, including
Rescuers have found the bodies of thirty people killed when an airliner flying from southern Russia to the country’s second city of St Petersburg