"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."
Grassroots organisers have received the green light to start campaigning for California to secede from the United States
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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon criticised Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit vision and reinforced Scotland's right to self-determination
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The people of Scotland have made two recent choices in referendum votes.
Protesters and supporters of Kashmiri separatist groups in Indian-controlled Kashmir have marched on the United Nation’s office in Srinagar, demanding the UN intervene in the Kashmir…
Protesters took to the streets of Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, throwing stones at security forces despite curfews.
Gunbattles erupted in South Sudan on its fifth independence anniversary and as peace talks were underway in the capital Juba.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she will do whatever it takes to remain in the European Union.
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Alexander Salmond served as the fourth First Minister of Scotland from 2007 to 2014.
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The former leader of the outlawed Basque separatist party Batasuna, Arnaldo Otegi, was greeted by supporters shouting independence
Taiwan has gone to the polls in elections which could prove crucial to its future relations with China. Outgoing president Ma Ying-jeou and his
Amid waning party support, acting President of Catalonia, Artur Mas says he will step down as the Spanish region’s pro-independence leader
Thousands of Algerians have flooded the home village of opposition leader Hocine Ait Ahmed for his funeral. Ahmed, one of the heroes of Algeria’s