"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 UN’s top court, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague has dismissed both genocide cases between Croatia and Serbia during the
The International Criminal Court has launched an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories. Prosecutors say they will examine
Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the ICC to reject a bid for membership by the Palestinian Authority which would enable it to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.
International prosecutors have decided not to lay charges over a deadly Israeli raid on a ship carrying aid to Gaza in 2010.
Nine Turkish activists
Kenya’s president says he will appear at the International Criminal Court this week, becoming the first sitting world leader to do so.
But in a
Tokyo is disappointed. Conservationists are delighted.
These are the two contrasting reactions after the highest UN court ordered Japan to stop
Japan’s whaling programme in seas near Antarctica is not for scientific purposes, judges at the U.N.‘s highest court ruled on Monday, agreeing with
Ivory Coast national Charles Blé Goudé has been transferred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity linked to
An international court is considering a Dutch call for Russia to immediately release 30 people held after a Greenpeace protest against oil drilling
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of ousted Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, will stand trial alongside Libya’s former Prime Minister Al Baghdadi
Former Chad leader Hissene Habre has appeared in court in the Senagalese capital Dakar. The 70-year-old has been charged with crimes against
Australia and Japan will debate the right to hunt whales for scientific research in the Southern ocean in the International Court of Justice during
The African Union has publicly accused the International Criminal Court of ‘ hunting’ Africans because of their race.
The accusation was made as the
Two men who were high-ranking members of the Bosnian Serb authorities have been jailed for 22 years for war crimes and crimes against humanity during
Former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo has appeared at the International Criminal Court in The Hague at a hearing to decide whether or not he
Republic of the Congo
Former Congolese militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui has been acquitted by the International Criminal Court of war crimes and crimes against
The mood in Belgrade is indignant following the acquittal yesterday in the UN War Crimes Tribunal of former Muslim guerilla leader Ramush Haradinaj
In Serbia the verdict which cleared Ramush Haradinaj was questioned on the streets and in the judiciary. The retrial conclusion comes two weeks after
A United Nations war crimes tribunal has acquitted former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj of crimes against humanity after a retrial in the
Thousands of Croatians have held vigils and attended masses in support of two generals on the eve of their appeals against war crimes