"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."
Key lawmaker recommends Brazilian President Michel Temer should stand trial on corruption charges after declaring there is a case to answer
Brazil police arrest ally of President Temer in corruption probe
Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been freed from prison after being granted parole.
Olmert was seen leaving jail near Tel Aviv early
Campaigners want to know why Brussels bureaucrats are refusing to release a report on fighting corruption.
EU chiefs had promised to report every
The Garcia report uncovers a murky world of expectation and entitlement.
Brazil's top federal prosecutor has charged President Michel Temer with taking multimillion-dollar bribes.
Romania chooses ex-Economy Minister to lead the country hoping to pull it out of its ongoing political crisis
Former Brazilian finance minister, Antonio Palocci and one-time right-hand-man of Presidents Lula and Rousseff is jailed for 12 years in 'Operation Car Wash'
Equatorial Guinea Vice President Teodorin Obiang stands trial on charges of money-laundering and embezzlement of over €100 million of public funds
Choi was at the centre of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country's business and political elite
It was midday when I got outside Teatralnaya metro station in central Moscow, located near the famous Bolshoi Theatre, 200 metres from the State Duma
Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 30 days in prison after a day of protests against President Vladimir Putin that saw hundreds of people arrested.
Corruption allegations concerning his wife and some political allies saw the incumbent prime minister call the snap vote just over a month ago.
Major Republican, Trump and Netanyahu supporter Sheldon Adelson gives testimony in Israel in the hearings into corruption allegations against Benjamin Netanyahu.
Rio de Janeiro state workers have clashed with police during a demonstration against both President Michel Temer and Rio’s state governor Luiz
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.
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 newly-elected South Korean leader hopes to defuse tensions by visiting the North 'if the conditions are right'
The South Korean presidential campaign is coming to an end ahead of Tuesday’s highly anticipated election to choose a new leader after months of political turmoil that saw Park Geun-Hye ousted amid a