"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."
It is so far so good for German leader Gerhard Schroeder in his bid to bring about an early general election.Just as the Chancellor intended, he lost
He wants a debate about the direction in which Europe is heading. It is a plan however that could lead to further clashes within the EU.
The Russian enclave of Kaliningrad has begun three days of celebrations to mark its 750th anniversary. The city on the Baltic sea was founded by
It is being billed as the greatest music show ever. Its aim is to persuade world leaders to do more to help the poor.
Today is Live 8 day and from
Five people have been killed and eight injured after a bomb allegedly planted by Kurdish guerrillas exploded under a train in Turkey.
The dead were
At least 20 people have been killed and as many again have been wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq. The victims were police recruits queueing
With just hours to go before the polls open in Albania’s general election, the result is uncertain and fears of electoral fraud are running high
Two decades after Bob Geldof’s Live Aid set the charity gig bandwagon rolling, Sir Paul McCartney and U2’s Bono belted out Sergeant Pepper to some
Two tourist trains have collided in Austria, killing two people and injuring 34 more, several seriously.
The trains were both on the same line
More people than expected have turned out in Edinburgh to march for an end to global poverty as part of the Live 8 day of music and political
They have only had eight weeks to prepare for the Live 8 concerts which, because of their global nature and size, are comparable to the Olympics in
At least 20 people have been killed and as many again have been wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq.
The victims were police
Edinburgh is the whole reason behind the global Live 8 spectacular and the naming of the event, as it is where the leaders of the G8 group of richest
Four people have been killed and seven were injured after a bomb exploded on a train in eastern Turkey, said military officials. One source said C4