"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."
IKEA has turned a page in a mega-successful (if at times scandal-struck) saga with the departure of the creator of the Swedish furniture retailer
Chinese official news agency Xinhua reported that the local Shanghai quarantine bureau destroyed nearly two tonnes of IKEA’s imported chocolate
Sweden’s IKEA has become the latest retailer to stop selling some of its food products after finding traces of horsemeat.
It has pulled its famous
The Swedish furniture giant is the latest company to fall foul of the horsemeat scandal. Meatballs have been pulled from their shelves after Czech
Darwin the “IKEA monkey” has a new home at a primate sanctuary near Toronto.
His owner, Yasmin Nakhuda, gave him up to the authorities after he
In Piacenza in northern Italy five people were injured when police confronted a protest by IKEA workers demonstrating for better pay. Scuffles broke
Ikea shoppers in Saudia Arabia may have noticed something unusual about the Swedish furniture giant’s latest catalogue.
All the women photographed
A French satirical weekly has accused Swedish furniture giant Ikea of paying for illegal access to police files on employees and clients.
Police probing a series of explosions at IKEA furniture stores in several countries have detained two men in northwestern Poland.
The pair are
Swedish furniture store Ikea is at the centre of an extortion campaign.
The company has been sent a letter and told to pay six million euros or