"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."
Two days before a Security Council ultimatum runs out, France has said it is open to dialogue with Iran. In an interview with EuroNews, Foreign
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German drugs and chemicals maker Bayer says healthcare earnings boosted second quarter operating profit by 14%. But its shares fell as investors
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On day two of Kofi Annan’s mission to cement the ceasefire between Hizbollah and Israel, the United Nations Secretary-General has been meeting those
At the memorial to Rafique al-Hariri he was the visiting statesman, but in Beirut’s western suburbs he was jeered by Hizbollah supporters, who
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A year after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, US president George Bush has defended the much-criticised reconstruction effort. Residents are
The court has ruled – now Mexico’s angry opposition must heed its ruling, and end its two month-long series of street protests against the result of
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In place since 1978, United Nations soldiers in southern Lebanon face a new challenge – maintaining the fragile truce between Israel and Hizbollah
Spain says it is to ask the European Union for more help in stemming the growing tide of African illegal immigrants arriving on its shores. More than
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“Offensive and unacceptable for millions of Mexicans.” That is how leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has described a legal ruling that