"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."
Ivory Coast appears to have taken another step towards lasting stability with the formation of a new government by President Laurent Gbagbo.
Rwanda has entered a week of remembrance for genocide victims with a strongly-worded attack on France by the African nation’s leader.
In a speech
Several hundred supporters of Ukrainian Prime Minister have celebrated Easter in Kiev’s main square.
Even the icing on some of the Easter cakes
A car bomb has killed up to 17 people and wounded more than two dozen in Mahmudiya in Iraq.
The explosion left a crater about one and a half meters
The Taliban claim to have killed the Afghan translator of an Italian journalist kidnapped last month.
A spokesman for the insurgents said they
Separatist group ETA has said it will take steps towards peace if Spain stops arrests and so-called “attacks” in the Basque region.
It wants the
Islamist group Hamas has handed over a list of Palestinian prisoners it wants freed in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Tens of thousands of Roman Catholics from around the world have gathered on St Peter’s Square for Easter Sunday mass.
It was the second Easter
Thousands of Christian pilgrims from around the world have gathered at holy sites in Jerusalem to celebrate Easter.
Protestants celebrated the