"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."
A plane crash in Turkey has claimed the lives of all 56 people aboard. The airliner, operated by the private AtlasJet air company, was heading for
It’s Black Friday for Italian commuters today, with a transport strike set to paralyse most of the country. Planes, trains and automobiles will grind
The British government faces a police investigation over alleged illegal donations. Payments totalling over 900,000 euros, which were made through a
After months of talks, it is lift-off at last for Europe’s ambitious satellite navigation system. Galileo had struggled to find its way amid
The European Union has expressed disappointment over talks with Iran on its controversial nuclear programme. The feeling wasn’t shared by Tehran
Friday was the last day of campaigning before Russians vote for a new Duma parliament on Sunday. The Communist Party, led by Gennady Zuganov, was out
The Turkish government has given the green light to a military operation targeting Kurdish militants in northern Iraq. It appears to be the final
Italy’s biggest transport strike in a quarter of a century has caused travel chaos across the country. The eight-hour walkout hit every conceivable
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Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Caracas, to demonstrate their opposition to President Hugo Chavez and his plans for constitutional
Colombian authorities and relatives of a hostage kidnapped by rebels nearly six years ago have cautiously welcomed a video allegedly showing her
A new audio tape has been released in which a man claiming to be Osama Bin Laden calls on Europeans to pressure their governments to pull troops out
Rescue teams have located the wreckage of the plane that crashed in Turkey overnight, killing all 56 people on board. The workers were able to
Transport throughout Italy is paralysed today by a one-day strike affecting tens of thousands of people. Unions called the stoppage to protest over
Russian opposition leader, Garry Kasparov, is back on the campaign trail after being released from prison. The former chess champion used an
There is new evidence that hostages held by Colombia’s FARC rebels, are still alive. The government has shown videos of kidnapped politician, Ingrid
Just days ahead of a parliamentary vote, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has ratified a law suspending Russia’s participation in a key arms deal
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has used a national television appearance to bolster his beleaguered government.
After numerous strikes and this