"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
Chinese electronics retailer Suning Commerce Group is taking a controlling interest in Italian football club Inter Milan.
Alaska Air Group says it has agreed to buy Virgin America for almost 2.3 billion euros. It wants to expand its presence on the US West Coast
China's Anbang raises offer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts to almost $14 billion, trying to see off Marriott International's bid.
State-owned ChemChina is to pay 39 billion euro for Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta as China seeks greater food security.
If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. After being rebuffed several times in its bid to take over SABMiller, brewing giant AB InBev’s
The battle of the brewers between the world’s two biggest beer producers has taken another twist. SABMiller – owners of Peroni – has rejected the
In what could be the biggest-ever Chinese takeover of a US firm, Tsinghua Unigroup is preparing a bid for memory chip maker Micron, according to
America’s number two cable operator, Charter Communications, is to buy the number three, Time Warner Cable, in a 72 billion euro deal.
“Exploring the opportunities this great country has to offer,” those are the words of Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris after agreeing to a
US media giants Comcast and Time Warner say regulators have nixed their proposed 41.4 billion euro merger and they are abandoning the deal.
Nokia has agreed to purchase French rival Alcatel-Lucent in a deal worth €15.5bn.
Both companies back the takeover proposal and they expect it to
British challenger bank TSB has received a takeover approach from Spain’s Banco Sabadell.
The offer from Spain’s fifth biggest bank values the
Spain’s Caixabank has confirmed it has bid for full control of Portugal’s third-largest lender BPI bank. The Barcelona-based lender was one of
In Yemen, leader of the Houthis Abdul Malik defends a takeover of power his rivals and the Gulf Cooperation Council have denounced as a political coup.
The United Nations and the United States have condemned Yemen’s dominant Houthi group for dissolving parliament. The move was also denounced by the
US banana producer Chiquita has said it is starting takeover talks with two Brazilian companies.
That comes after Chiquita’s shareholders voted
One of the big names in American oilfield technology, Dresser-Rand, has been bought by Germany’s Siemens for nearly six billion euros in cash.
Dutch brewer Heineken has politely declined a takeover offer from SABMiller according to media reports.
The Heineken family, majority shareholders
Burger King is cooking up a tax-friendly deal to merge with the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons.
Combined they would be the third
A Mexican company has made a takeover bid for Espirito Santo Saude, the health business owned by Portugal’s indebted Espirito Santo