"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
A police officer who escaped from kidnappers in Columbia has said he was held with former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt. Jhon Frank
An eighty year rift between the Russian Orthdox Church and a rival faction has been healed in a reunification ceremony in Moscow. Wearing a bright
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Following a breakfast meeting, Francois Fillon has been named as Prime Minister by President Nicolas Sarkozy. The 53 year old moderate conservative
Around 18 million people are eligible to vote, but abstention is expected to be high. Five years ago 46 percent of the electorate did not cast their
Russia’s Polish meat blockade has festered for 17 months. Moscow banned imports from its former field of operations, citing cases of fraud. Warsaw
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The sixtieth Cannes film festival has rolled out its red carpet and there were more stars on the Cote d’Azur than in the sky for opening night
There is tight security in Algeria as voters go to the polls to choose a new parliament. The ballot comes a day after a bomb attack in the town of
There is growing concern Palestinian leaders are losing control over their militia as yet another official ceasefire goes ignored. Gunfire continued
After officially taking over from Jacques Chirac as France’s President yesterday – Nicolas Sarkozy is beginning his first full day in the job
So it is official – there will be no competition, but rather, a coronation. Britain’s Finance Minister Gordon Brown has won the backing of a large
The Palestinian militant group Hamas has threatened to renew its suicide bombing campaign against Israel in retaliation for a series of air strikes
Just three hours after French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced Francois Fillon as his Prime Minister – the pair were seen jogging together and the
On his last official visit to the US as Prime Minister, Tony Blair has held talks with George Bush, ahead of next month’s G8 summit. Bush told
British Chancellor Gordon Brown will replace Tony Blair as Labour Party leader and Prime Minister on the 27th of June. Such a huge majority of Labour
Russia’s Customs Service has filed a massive law suit in Moscow against the Bank of New York. It wants over 16.5 billion euros in damages because of
The British government is to shut 2,500 post offices to stem losses of almost six million euros a week. In the ‘email age’ those losses are double
Palestinian militant group Hamas has threatened to renew its suicide bombing campaign against Israel, following this morning’s air raid on their Gaza