"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."
Hungarians vote for a new parliament tomorrow, in the fifth election since the end of communism but the first since the country joined the EU in
Nepali troops have reportedly opened fire on political activists protesting against King Gyanendra’s rule, killing one man.
At least 10 people have died in Tennessee after a series of Tornados swept across several southern American states, leaving devastation in their
A suicide attacker has detonated a car filled with explosives outside a base of NATO-led peacekeeping troops in Afghanistan.
An Afghan guard
The Palestinian Prime Minister has condemned the United States and the EU for cutting direct financial aid.
Ismail Haniyeh says his government will
Italians have been enjoying a day of no campaigning before voting begins in Sunday and Monday’s general election.
Many say it has been the ugliest
President Alexander Lukashenko has sworn that Belarus will not fall to what he called the “revolutionary virus”.
The comments came as he took the
Towns and cities in northern Germany face fresh flood threats as the River Elbe rises to record levels.
In Lauenburg, close to the city of Hamburg