"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."
The African economy is gearing up a notch, and now as the continent has to work together to make the most of it, Morocco is positioning itself as a
A shortfall in funding has forced the UN agency in Gaza (UNWRA) to suspend aid to tens of thousands of Palestinians for repairs to homes damaged in
the global conversation
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The EU has pledged 650 million euros in what is being hailed as a ‘New Deal’ for Somalia.
The money will be used to support the country’s new
This edition of Learning World looks at the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which include getting all the world’s primary aged children into
A eurosceptic British Member of the European Parliament has defended a comment he made about foreign aid being sent to “Bongo Bongo Land”.
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This year’s opening of the European Development Days coincides with World Food Day – an occasion to remind us that around one billion people face
The equivalent of about 13 billion euros in development aid has been pledged to secure the peace in Afghanistan.
Representatives from around 80
After a decade of steady increases, EU development aid fell for the first time last year, latest figures from the OECD show.
A relaxed and smiling Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have appeared at their first official engagement as a married couple.
Prince William and Kate
These are some of the questions you asked Craig Calhoun:
1- Did the US respond adequately to Haiti’s earthquake?
2- Was Hurricane Katrina a turning
Philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates has been urging the European Union and its member governments to sustain foreign aid in their
What started out twenty years ago as a grassroots movement to collect rubbish in the villages of Mali has turned into a successful NGO helping women
Reducing extreme poverty and hunger, guaranteeing primary education for all and fighting disease are just some of the aims of the international
Two year ago, Rajendra Kuma Pachauri received the nobel peace prize alongside Al Gore for his work at the head of the international group of experts
Up to six billion euros is wasted per year in development aid given to other countries by the European Union; the EU aid Commissioner called the
European development aid, and how documentary films are bringing the Millenium Goals to the public’s attention. Behind the scenes at a new
Guinee Bissau. This small country in West Africa is one of the world’s poorest and, in recent times, among the least stable. In less than three years