"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."
As the diplomatic row with Turkey grows, Germany is threatening to hinder investment with its NATO ally.
Twenty business leaders from China and the United States have met to set up an annual dialogue about the economic challenges ahead.
Samsung plans to recycle 157 tonnes of rare metals, including gold, and to reuse as many parts as possible from its recalled Galaxy Note 7s in an attempt to reduce the environmental impact.
Both companies say the agreement will increase payment possibilities for European customers.
Eurostat figures show consumer prices for June were up by an annual rate of 1.3 percent.
The Indonesian authorities blocked access to the platform saying many forums were "full of radical and terrorist propaganda".
The French government says it's going to lodge an appeal against a court ruling that Google is not liable to pay 1.1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in back taxes.
China's exports to N.Korea on the rise as imports fall
A challenge for Theresa May's government is how to protect rights without stifling the economy
President Macron's government is moving to consolidate the Paris climate deal despite the US withdrawal
UN report into cybersecurity thows up some surprises