"The public tend to curse the medical and legal professions in ethically contested situations"
University of Warwick
"We don't get involved in the politics of the nations that we visit. We are above that. I don't want to criticize why we couldn't use a soprano that sang alone on stage. I like to see the other part - that in the orchestra women and men can sit together. It's a great step forward."
"It always runs on time, it's very fast, it's comfortable."
"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"
European shares finished sharply lower after a day of choppy trading.
Indexes slumped after new figures showed a drop in US consumer confidence
European stocks fluctuated during the day and finished slightly down snapping a nine session winning streak.
Of the region’s biggest bourses
European shares finished ahead for the seventh straight session but did trim their gains near the end of trading.
The biggest gainers were
European finished up for the third straight session hitting a two-week high.
Banks were the top gainers, including HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds Banking
International markets have reacted badly to a US bank bail-out proposal worth more than a trillion euros. The Dow Jones closed 4.6 percent down last
US manufacturing output dropped to its lowest level since the 1981-82 recession in November, according to figures released today.
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