"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"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
In Jerusalem Arabs have been praying for Arafat against a backdrop of even higher security than normal.
In this city sacred to both muslims and
Confusion surrounds the exact state of health of the ailing Palestinian president. His aides have now said he is in a reversible coma and have denied
Russia has given its final seal of approval to the international Kyoto protocol on climate change. That means the 1997 United Nations agreement aimed
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has assured his European peers that President George W. Bush wants to heal the bitter rift with Europe over Iraq
Europe is studying its future relations with Iraq on the second day of leaders’talks in Brussels.
At the same time, a message has gone out of
There is jubilation in Skopje after the US decided to refer to the country as the Republic of Macedonia
Leaders at the European Union summit have without exception pledged more money to ensure that free elections take place in the war-torn country
On the sidelines of the summit, the new European Commission president managed to put together a new executive team with alterations designed to win
Friday prayers were marked by deep mourning in Jerusalem.
There were tears and sadness for ordinary Palestinians, who came in droves to honour
Portugal is considering charging motorists who want to drive into the centres of its major cities.
Plans are being drawn up for the installation of
Yasser Arafat’s condition had been described as between life and death, but the latest hosptial report say his condition is stable
Palestinian factional leaders have met in Gaza and have appealed for calm as they plan for a future without Yasser Arafat at the helm.
The emergency shut-down of a reactor in Russia a nuclear power station has caused a wave of panic in the surrounding region.
Few details of the
There is renewed pressure on the British Prime Minister after the deaths of three British soldiers in Iraq. The Scottish troops from the Black Watch