"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."
Sashaying through the streets, Brazilians danced the samba to demonstrate against Carnival funding cuts.
For more than three decades Marcus Schaefer has been enjoying the surf near one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
With the Christ the Redeemer
A close vote in Brazil's Superior Electoral Court finds Temer not guilty of receiving illegal campaign funds during 2014 presidential election
Brazil’s top electoral court will today start hearing evidence in a case against President Michel Temer, which could see him removed from
Brazil’s economy has emerged from its worst recession on record.
The fastest growth rate in nearly four years was announced by the national
Brazil’s most renowned musicians performed for protestors demanding the resignation of President Michel Temer.
Artists such as Caetano Veloso and
Rio de Janeiro state workers have clashed with police during a demonstration against both President Michel Temer and Rio’s state governor Luiz
The army was deployed after a government ministry was set alight in the worst anti-government violence in Brasilia for four years.
Brazilian riot police arrested 34 in a pre-dawn raid on Sunday (May 21) in the downtown Sao Paulo neighbourhood known as Cracolandia (Crackland), a notorious zone where crack cocaine users and addicts
Brazil’s president Michel Temer is being accused of corruption and the obstruction of justice by the country’s top prosecutor.
Brazilian President Michel Temer says he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to an ex-lawmaker jailed for corruption.
Brazil's Bovespa index fell 10 percent on a report President Michel Temer condoned an attempt to silence a potential witness in a corruption probe.
A newspaper has reported claims the president was recorded giving his blessing to an attempt to pay a potential witness in a corruption case to keep quiet.
The emergency had been in place since November 2015, when the virus was linked to the birth of babies with abnormally small heads.
Former Brazilian President Lula appears in court before a top anti-graft judge to face the first of five corruption-related charges
Dozens of dancers, singers and musicians performed before a crowd outside the Municipal Theatre in Rio de Janeiro to protest budget cuts and delayed payments.
Thousands of indigenous Warao people, mostly hailing from the Orinoco Delta in eastern Venezuela, have fled to Brazil to seek a new life.
There were rowdy scenes inside Brazil’s parliament on Wednesday night after prison guards protesting against new retirement rules stormed the committee room.
Suspected drug gang members set fire to at least seven commuter buses and two lorries in Rio de Janeiro causing major traffic problems on Tuesday.
Brazilian oil and mining magnate Eike Batista has left a Rio de Janeiro jail for house arrest ahead of a trial on corruption charges.