"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
European Mobility Week has some 800 cities in countries around the world signed up to participate — more than 1,000 geared up for the end-of-the-week
The EU, the United States and Canada have together launched the first ever litigation against China at the World Trade Organisation. They want to
The European Union foreign ministers have agreed to back a Palestinian national unity government being formed by President Mahmoud Abbas with the
Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao’s European visit this week underscores how trade opportunities are outweighing human rights concerns. Italian Prime
Oil prices have plunged even further after OPEC lowered its forecast of demand for crude for the rest of the year. That followed a week long slide
Ford has announced details of a more aggressive and accelerated restructuring cutting its annual costs by about four billion euros by the end of
Behold the “Microjoule”. An ethanol-powered car which can drive nearly 3,000 kilometres on just one litre of fuel. Possibly the car of the future, it
The Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich has met with European leaders in Brussels to outline his country’s plans to join the EU in the long
There is mounting anger among Muslims worldwide over the Pope’s comments on Islam seen as criticising the religion. Indian Muslims burned an effigy
On Tuesday the Pope visited Regensburg University to speak to an audience of academics, intellectuals, and theologians. Some of what he said, notably
US President George Bush has defended his administration’s war on terrorism in the face of growing domestic criticism. It came a day after a Senate
Hundreds of Spanish troops have arrived in Tyre in Lebanon to add to the UN force patrolling the south of the country. Their arrival brings the
The Swedish Prime Minister, Goran Persson, has cast his ballot ahead of Sunday’s main vote in what promises to be one of the closest general
The US Senate has defied President George W Bush on his anti-terrorism policies by passing a bill to protect the rights of foreign terrorist
Fidel Castro is ‘walking, singing and almost ready to play baseball’ according to close ally Hugo Chavez. Cuban authorities have released further
Astronauts have been carrying out the third and final spacewalk of their current mission. Joe Tanner and Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper are completing
Oriana Fallaci, one of Italy’s best known and most controversial journalists, has died at her home in Florence. She was 77 and had been battling
A Hollywood superstar and a Nobel Peace Prize winner have called for international efforts to end the humanitarian disaster in Darfur. George Clooney
Spanish troops have begun arriving in Lebanon, bolstering a UN force tasked with overseeing a ceasefire between Israel and Hizbollah in the south of
There is growing anger from Muslim leaders over Pope Benedict’s comments about Islam. In a speech at Germany’s University of Regensburg on Tuesday
Video footage of an apparently improving Fidel Castro has fuelled speculation the Cuban leader might make a personal appearance at an international
Oriana Fallaci, one of Italy’s most outspoken critics against Islam, has lost her long battle against cancer. The 77-year-old died in her home town
Prince Hisahito, the first male heir to the Japanese throne to be born in more than 40 years, has left a hospital in Tokyo. Greeted by a media