"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."
The European Commission says it wants its money back, after mis-spending by ten member states to the tune of 277 million euros.
It says the
Vietnam is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the end of what it calls “the American War” by staging a military parade without a real tank in sight
US soldier Lynndie England is set to plead guilty to abusing prisoners at the infamous Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq.
The 22-year-old had been due
Monday marks the first anniversary of the accession of many ex-communist states and some of Europe’s smallest countries to the European Union
Washington and Rome remain at loggerheads over the killing of an Italian agent by US soldiers during a hostage rescue drama in Iraq.
Amid ongoing claims of election fraud, Togo’s opposition says it is ready to talk to international mediators
Ceremonies are being held to mark the end of the Vietnam war, on April 30 1975.
That is when Saigon fell to communist North Vietnamese forces, who
A classical open-air concert has been held in central Amsterdam in honour of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, who is celebrating her Silver Jubilee
A blast in western Turkey has killed one police officer and injured four others. They were
Hollywood’s newest couple stole the show at the David di Donatello film awards which is Italy’s equivalent of the Oscars.
Tom Cruise brought his
A bomber and two women have attacked tourists in separate incidents in Cairo, killing at least two people.
The first, in a square near the Egyptian
The Dutch parliament has convened for a special session in honour of Queen Beatrix who is celebrating her silver jubilee.
Vietnam has been celebrating the 30th anniversary of the end of what it calls the “American War.” It was on April 30, 1975 that communist North