"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 return of the space shuttle Discovery has been delayed because of weather worries in Florida.
After its mission to the International Space
Large swathes of woodland in southern Europe are on fire as the region struggles with one of the worst droughts for decades.
In the north west of
There were chaotic scenes in the Khan Younis refugee camp in the Gaza Strip when two United Nations employees were rescued by Palestinian police
The Israeli army has being carrying out military drills to prepare its soldiers for next week’s pull-out from Gaza.
Though a majority of Jewish
There were tears of relief for the wife of one of the men rescued from a Russian submarine as she spotted him on a television report, alive and well
The crew abord the space shuttle Discovery is preparing to return to Earth later this morning after receiving approval from mission control.
Iran has resumed work on its nuclear fuel programme, in a move that could see it being referred to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions
A suspected British militant has been arrested in the UK, after being extradited from Zambia
The seven-strong crew of the shuttle Discovery is spending another day in orbit, after Monday morning’s scheduled landing was postponed for 24 hours
Suspects in the failed London bombings of July 21 have appeared at the high security court complex in Belmarsh prison in the city. It is alleged
In the biggest gamble of his political career, Japan’s prime minister has called an early election. Junichiro Koizumi wants a new mandate for
Despite frantic rescue efforts, hopes are fading for 102 miners trapped in a flooded pit in southern China.
Waters are rising and a senior local