"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 Balkans have two more days to hold out before the Danubefloodwaters start to subside – and so far protection measures introduced by the
Benedict XVI has delivered the first “Urbi et Orbi” Easter blessing of his papacy. Benedict offered Easter greetings in 62 languages, but the “Urbi
People on either side of the French-Spanish border have been celebrating Aberri Eguna, the Basque Homeland Day. Juan Jose Ibarretxe, the head of the
Marking the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising on Sunday, Irish premier Bertie Ahern laid a wreath at the Dublin jail where 15 leaders of the
Chinese president Hu Jintao has offered peace talks with Taiwan “on an equal footing” – just days before he is due to travel to Washington for a
There has been no Easter holiday in the war of words over Italy’s general election.
“The longer the torment, the sweeter the victory,” centre-left