"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."
Ministers from seven EU countries have signed a deal to enhance cooperation among their respective police forces.
The accord, which was signed in
A largely disillusioned Lebanese electorate begins voting this weekend in the country’s parliamentary poll – the first in three decades to be held
After months of heated negotiations the Italian government has finally reached a deal with unions over public sector wages.
The accord comes just
Europe’s leaders hold their breath as France votes on the Union’s constitution.
Ballots in this crucial referendum are already being cast in French
But not all industrial action was averted in Italy. More than 200 flights were cancelled and many others delayed when air traffic controllers went
Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd is now said to be in a stable condition after being admitted to hospital suffering from pneumonia.
The King, who is in his