"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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European Union finance ministers have given Cyprus and Malta the go-ahead to adopt the euro. To meet strict EU economic rules for euro nations, the
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Pakistani forces have stormed Islamabad’s Red Mosque after talks to end a week-long stand-off with radical militants holed up inside broke down. The
Former French Prime Minister Dominque de Villepin has been called in for questioning again by judges examining the Clearstream political smear
German train drivers have followed their GDL union leaders orders to take industrial action today. Its 20 000 members are holding out for pay rises
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China has executed the former head of its Drugs and Food Safety Agency, Zheng Xiaoyu as it seeks to clean up the increasingly tarnished “Made in
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