"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."
Barclays have seen a drop in profits last year by a quarter to 5.2 billion pounds sterling – almost 3.5 billion euros.
The figures missed analysts
Barclays has said it is cooperating with regulators investigating possible manipulation of currency trading.
Britain’s third-biggest bank is
Barclays shares plunged further on Tuesday as it announced plans to raise 5.8 billion pounds (6.7 billion euros) from its shareholders.
The sale of
Barclays has said it will fight the record fine imposed on it by a US energy regulator over the alleged manipulation of power markets in California
Barclays is cutting at least 3,700 jobs as part of its revival plan, with many of those in Europe.
New Chief Executive Antony Jenkins, who is
British bank Barclays is reportedly to cut 2,000 jobs from its investment banking business.
New boss Antony Jenkins is set to unveil plans to slash
Not yet, Qatar Holding, the Emirate’s sovereign wealth fund, has decided to cash in 379 million unit warrants (debt convertible to stocks) in
Further legal problems for Barclays.
After its reputation was damaged by the Libor interest rate rigging scandal, the British bank is now being
As promised last summer by its new CEO, Barclays is beefing-up its retail banking business.
Britain’s second bank agreed to buy ING Direct UK, the
Barclays is planning to speed up its expansion in Africa by merging with its South-African subsidiary Absa.
Together, the two banks have 14 million
Britain’s financial regulator has launched plans to overhaul Libor, the process used to determine inter-bank interest rates.
Rate-fixing bankers should be treated as criminals, the European Commission said on Wednesday.
That is the view of the EU’s executive amid public
The Financial Times is reporting that as well as Barclays, another 11 global banks will be implicated in the Libor scandal.
And according to
Barclays ex-Chief Executive Bob Diamond has waived his bonus this year as well as various share and other awards totalling up to 25 million euros
Britain’s anti-fraud investigators are to look into the Libor interest rate-rigging scandal.
The Serious Fraud Office probe comes after Barclays
One person with little reason to trust banks is British businessman Mike Lloyd, part owner of a group running 12 pubs in southern England.
Ex-chief executive of Barclays Bank Bob Diamond is appearing in front of a UK parliament committee to answer questions about the bank’s role in
Bob Diamond, the Chief Executive of Barclays Bank, has resigned.
The 60-year-old American had faced an orchestrated call for his head in the wake
Barclays chairman Marcus Agius was tight-lipped and in sombre mood as he left his London home and refused to answer questions following his
Royal Bank of Scotland is reportedly set to be fined 186 million euros for the same Libor interbank interest rate rigging scandal that has hammered