"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
Italy’s new prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has undergone emergency heart surgery.
After a fire broke out at a block of flats in Pitesti, Romania, last Friday, December 9, one firefighter took it upon himself to resuscitate a dog that had collapsed due to smoke…
Little more than two weeks after Italian scientists warned that climate change had put much of the country at risk of flooding, parts of the northwest have been inundated by heavy…
Bolivia’s government has declared a national emergency because of a water shortage as it suffers the worst drought in 25 years.
The challenge of dealing with thousands of refugees could have a silver lining for Greece with emergency aid money boosting the country's economy.
A tornado struck an Oregon beach town in the US on Friday, toppling powerlines and trees as strong winds and heavy rain hammered the Pacific Northwest.
Florida's governor issued a stark warning - "Do not surf, do not go to the beach, this storm will kill you," as the Sunshine State prepares for the Category 4 hurricane.
Since 2013 volunteer rescue workers in the White Helmets organisation have been trying to save lives in the Syrian civil war. But Moscow and Damascus accuse them of being close to terrorist groups, an
Officials say it is in connection with suspected links with the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who denies claims he masterminded a failed coup in Turkey in July.
In Louisiana, at least five people are now confirmed dead and thousands displaced after massive flooding swept the southern US state.
The first global overview of planet Earth’s plant life has revealed a shocking 21% types of plant worldwide are at risk of extinction. In total
The wave of attacks in France is not only ramping up pressure on Francois Hollande’s government over security – it’s also putting inter-faith unity in the…
The Turkish parliament has voted by three-to-one to approve the state of emergency announced by President Erdogan after last week’s failed coup attempt.
The atmosphere on Thursday morning in Ankara, on the day Turkey’s three-month state of emergency came into effect, was more sombre than it was the previous night when thousands of President Erdogan’s
France's lower house of parliament has voted early to extend a state of emergency nationwide for another six months. Critics say that it is too little too late.
Continuance of the state of national emergency comes after a lorry barreled through Bastille day crowds in Nice, leaving at least 80 dead
A toxic tyre fire forces 9,000 to evacuate as thick, black smoke engulfs a city near Madrid.
Canada’s monster wildfire could double in size, officials are warning – meaning there is no time to lose for those still caught in its path. Fleeing
A huge wildfire raging near Fort McMurray in Canada has spread south, although a forecast of cooler temperatures and possible rain has raised hopes