"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
High level crunch talks have been held to try to put an end to sectarian violence in Iraq. After the meeting between the country’s prime minister
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to downplay a European Commission recommendation to partially suspend EU accession talks
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Traces of radioactive material similar to that which killed Russian spy Aleksander Litvinenko have been discovered on three British Airways planes
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Several planes are now the focus of a widened British probe into the fatal radiation poisoning of a former Russian spy. British Airways said “very
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The 25 health ministers have agreed to work on common efforts to rein in abusive alcohol consumption across the EU. Binge drinking, significantly
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The investigation into the death of former KGB spy, Alexander Litvinenko, is now focusing on radiation traces found on four British Airways aircraft
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The US Secretary of State is in the West Bank to try to bring new energy to peace efforts. Condoleezza Rice held meetings with the Palestinian