"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."
European citizens are encouraged to be more aware of their everyday transport during mobility week.
Not using a car is central to the campaign to
Several EU states are accusing Brussels of offering too many concessions in World Trade Organisation negotiations on agriculture. France, Italy
In the wake of the political statemate in Germany, shares on the Frankfurt exchange fell, but the rest of Europe’s stock markets were mixed and
At a meeting in New York, Ariel Sharon has repeated his strong stance against Hamas taking part in Palestinian elections. The Israeli prime minister
Angry Iraqis have clashed with British troops in the southern city of Basra, setting two armoured vehicles on fire.
The troops fired warning shots
The German engineering firm, Siemens is to lay off 2,400 workers at its computer-services division and reduce costs by 1.5 billion euros over the
Opinion is divided at the International Atomic Energy Agency over how to deal with Iran after it insisted it will press on with its nuclear
The OPEC oil cartel looks set to keep its output quotas unchanged for the moment. Consumer countries want the OPEC members, meeting in Vienna, to
uncertainty at the heart of the European Union.Speculation is rife that the outcome will discourage economic reform in other countries.
North Korea has pledged to give up its nuclear weapons programme in return for energy and security guarantees from abroad.
The agreement came at
Predictions of political stagnation and gloom after yesterday’s confused election result in Germany have not wiped the smile from the Chancellor’s