"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."
Britain Chris Froome is set to clinch his fourth ever yellow jersey in the Tour de France 2017.
Edvald Boasson Hagen proved that it’s always better to do your homework thoroughly as he ended a six-year wait for another Tour de France stage
Since he took over from Francios Hollande, Emmanuel Macron has packed in 11 visits to seven countries and met numerous heads of state.
British rider Chris Froome relieved the Alps are out of the way after keeping what should be a Tour de France-winning lead intact on the mighty Col d'Izoard climb on Thursday.
What if tomorrow’s wine contained more alcohol and was sweeter because of climate change and earlier grape picking seasons?
Macron stands side by side with new army chief
Brexit and elections cause significant changes from last year's list
Roglic makes Tour de France history. Froome retains the yellow jersey after stage 17.
Fomer French army head furious over army cuts
The most senior figure in the French armed forces, Pierre de Villiers has resigned after becoming embroiled in a public row with his president
An exploration of the practical problems the Paris Climate Agreement poses and why Trump might have been right to pull out after all.
How will the new intelligent breed of remote-operated vehicles (ROVs) benefit us?
Pilots have overwhelmingly backed the airline's 'Boost' plan which aims to develop new long and short-haul flights.
The Cote D’Azur says terra-cotta walls against a relentlessly blue sky. It’s a painting that lives.
The Citadel de St Tropez is a
Tired of motorists speeding through his village, a Frenchman created his own speed trap by decking his van with police-style insignia and placing a
How do underwater robots work?
Team Trek-Segafredo's Bauke Mollema wins stage 15 of the Tour de France.
In 1942 French police, under orders from Nazi authorities, arrrested 13,152 Jews and others and held them at the Vélodrome d'Hiver.
Team Sky's Christopher Froome regains the yellow jersey, as Team Sunweb's Michael Matthews wins stage 14.
Away from the politicians and podiums these were Nice’s tributes to the victims of last July’s terror attacks.
A message spelling out the motto of