"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."
Spanish troops are patrolling the barrier around the enclave of Ceuta on the North African coast.
Around 500 soldiers have been sent by Spain and a
Algerian officials say almost 80 percent of eligible voters took part in a referendum on a partial amnesty for militants who have been fighting for a
John Roberts has been sworn-in as the youngest head of the US Supreme Court in two centuries. This just hours after the Republican-led Senate
Preliminary results in Palestinian local elections show the ruling Fatah party came out ahead.
But there was a warning to President Mamoud Abbas in
Amid confusion over the eventual possible death toll of a bird flu epidemic the international community is being urged to act to prevent a
Algerians have overwhelming backed a partial amnesty for militants fighting for a purist Islamic state. More than 79 percent of voters said yes to
There have been celebrations in the Catalonian Parliament after members voted in favour of declaring the region a nation within the nation of Spain
A dramatic escalation in an industrial dispute in Corsica has paralysed transport to and from the French Mediterranean island. Protestors have
A mutation of the virus causing bird flu in Asia could erupt at any time and kill up to 150-million people worldwide. That is the alarming prediction
Members of the Catalonian Parliament are celebrating after voting overwhelmingly in favour of giving the region a new more autonomous status.
Election officials in Algeria say a referendum on a partial amnesty for Islamic militants has been backed by more than 97 percent of voters
Against a backdrop of industrial unrest, nationalist sentiment in the French island of Corsica is soaring.
In Ajaccio the Prefecture – the
A triple car bombing in the Iraqi town of Balad, just north of Baghdad, killed at least 95 people and injured more than a hundred others.