"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."
Denmark’s centre-right coalition government has taken a gamble by going to the polls early. It seems two terms of strong economic growth have not
Denmark goes to the polls on Tuesday in a general election which, according to the latest surveys, is too close to call. Centre-right Prime Minister
Italian authorities have launched a manslaughter inquiry following the fatal shooting of a Lazio fan by a policeman.
28-year-old Gabriele Sandri
Airbus and Boeing have said that they are on track to smash all records for aircraft sales this year. The Dubai air show produced a new flurry of
Franco-German talks on European integration and harmony were rudely interrupted when a man appeared to confront the German Chancellor Angela Merkel
At least five people have been shot dead at a memorial rally for the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the Gaza Strip.
Dozens more were injured
Russian rescuers have recovered the bodies of three sailors lost overboard during Sunday’s violent storms in the Azov and Black Seas.
At least five
The trial of the man suspected of the 1998 murder of France’s top government representative in Corsica has begun.
The killing of Claude Erignac was