"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
While Paris draws crowds with the Mona Lisa, a Spanish town is pulling in visitors with a disfigured fresco of Jesus Christ.
The painting, in a
Vandals defaced a monument of Russia’s first post- Soviet president Boris Yeltsin on Friday.
They poured blue paint over the memorial in Yeltsin’s
A bid to restore a 19th century fresco in a Spanish church has gone horribly wrong, with Jesus transformed into what one commentator has described as
The 50th anniversary of the reconciliation of Franco-German relations has been overshadowed by the desecration of the graves of more than 50 German
Israeli police say they suspect Jewish settlers may be behind a vandalism attack on a mosque in the West Bank. The building, in the village of Jaba
A controversial painting depicting South African president Jacob Zuma with his genitals out has been defaced.
Two men covered the artwork with red
Two firebombs were thrown at the offices of Italy’s tax enforcement agency in Livorno on Saturday.
They landed on the doorsteps of the Equitalia
Police in Jerusalem are investigating the second case of abusive graffiti this month daubed on a Baptist church.
Cars parked outside the church
Israeli police have arrested a second suspect connected to a recent spate of vandalism aimed at religious sites.
A pro-settler militant group
Police in Rome are hunting a phantom fountain fiend who launched an attack in the historic heart of the city before vanishing.
Fragments of the
One of Russia’s most famous statues of Vladimir Lenin has been sabotaged, leaving a bomb-shaped hole in the Bolshevik leader’s bronze behind