"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."
Germany’s defence minister has come under fire over a scandal involving an army lieutenant who is accused of plotting a gun attack while posing as a Syrian…
A German soldier who posed as a Syrian refugee has been arrested for planning an attack that would have been blamed on asylum seekers.
Russian soldiers held military exercises in Murmansk on Tuesday (25 April) in order to highlight the army’s readiness to fight in severe weather conditions.
The funeral has taken place in Crimea for a Russian marine major reportedly killed in combat in Syria.
Some 800 British troops have joined NATO forces in Estonia, as part of efforts to deter any Russian agression in the Baltic region
Trucks carrying missiles drove past a podium in Tehran draped with images of President Hassan Rouhani. There was an air display by fighter jets and bombers.
In total, around 4,000 personnel will monitor for - and defend against - any potential Russian incursions.
Syrian forces engaged in fierce fighting with rebels and jihadists on Sunday, responding to an onslaught with intense bombardments.
US Marine Corps seeks to contain fallout over the sharing of nude photos of female service members without their consent, promising punitive measures.
Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi flew into Mosul on Tuesday, a day rich in symbolism and success for US-backed forces battling to liberate the west of the city from ISIL…
The US says it has begun deploying a controversial missile defence system in South Korea just 24 hours after the North launched four ballistic missiles, breaking UN…
Sniper and mortar fire hamper Iraqi forces but the offensive to take Mosul from ISIL militants goes on
NATO members will make efforts to reach a spending target of two percent of their GDP on defence, but have failed to agree on whether or not every country must meet the…
The Iraqi army says it is getting closer to the main government complex in western Mosul.
In Iraq, more than a thousand civilians have fled western Mosul as Iraqi troops push deeper into ISIL held areas.
After nearly three years under ISIL control, Mosul airport is captured by Iraqi security forces, state television announces.
McMaster Trump's national security adviser
Russia’s navy holds an honouring ceremony in Severomorsk to welcome back the crews of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and the Pyotr Veliky heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser returning from S
Senegalese troops cross the border into Gambia to ensure Adama Barrow assumes power
Eastern Mosul back under Iraqi government control