"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."
Iraq’s parliament has given in to UN and US pressure to modify voting rules in a forthcoming referendum on the constitution.
El Salvador is reeling from the double hit of a volcanic eruption and a hurricane.
Rescue workers have been pulling bodies and survivors from the
Talks in Northern Ireland’s peace process resume on Thursday when leaders of the two main parties meet with British Prime Minster Tony Blair.
The hurricane season continues, and this time it is Mexico’s Gulf Coast bearing the brunt. Hurricane Stan has whipped up winds of 128 kilometers per
A Spanish terror suspect transferred from Guantanamo Bay has been sentenced to six years in prison by a Madrid court for belonging to al-Qaeda
Border police are on high alert in Spain’s north African enclave Melilla after some 500 mainly West African migrants charged razor-wire fences along
Germany’s two main parties say there is a good chance of clinching a deal to form a grand coalition.
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and his
The Palestinian Authority cabinet is to resign next week, according to reports from the official Palestinian newspaper. It says that senior Fatah
An unidentified illness has claimed four more lives at a nursing home near Toronto in Canada. In total, 10 people have died since the mystery