"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 French President has arrived in Singapore to support Paris’ bid to host the 2012 Olympic games. The winning venue is due to be announced tomorrow
There were protests in Germany as a monument became just a memory
The demonstration was against the destruction of a rebuilt section of the Berlin
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Genoa 2001. Evian 2003. Edinburgh 2005. Violence has once again hit the G8 summit.
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Germany’s ruling Social Democrats have unanimously approved the party’s programme for the general election campaign.
Dubbed ‘trusting in Germany,’
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“Our experiment went very, very well. We touched a comet and we touched it hard,”
The Islamic militant group Hamas has rejected an invitation to join the Palestinian cabinet.
It is a snub to President Mahmoud Abbas, who wants a
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Strongly endorsing European integration, Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi has had a brush with a trio of ultra-Eurosceptic secessionists. His
Confident of victory, supporters of the opposition celebrated an unconfirmed triumph in Albania’s general election. The Democratic Party faithful
A teenager has gone on trial in Germany accused of creating a computer virus last year that caused havoc around the world. Sven Jaschan entered the
The euro fell to its lowest level in well over a year against the dollar on Tuesday. At one stage it was as low as $1.1869, that was its weakest
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