"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 European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has agreed to hear an appeal by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi against his conviction for
The British citizen arrested as part of a World Cup ticket touting investigation has been released from prison in Brazil.
Ray Whelan – director of
Argentina, Latin America’s third biggest economy is set to default on its debt for the second time in 12 years.
Negotiations with the so called
After a fifteen-day trial, a Paris court has convicted nine people of belonging to an Afghanistan-trained militant network that reportedly planned
A federal judge in New York has ordered the release from prison of a former police officer dubbed the “cannibal cop” after overturning his conviction
Argentina has reacted angrily to a US Supreme Court ruling which said it will have to pay $1.3bn to bondholders.
Buenos Aires claims paying up will
It has achieved cult status all around the world and sales of the famous rooster-branded Sriracha hot sauce have exploded over the last decade
The trial of three Muslim Brotherhood leaders was stopped in Egypt on Tuesday after one of the judges said that he felt uneasy over the case.
Two of Britain’s best known journalists are on trial today over phone-hacking carried out by one of the country’s most popular newspapers.
The former Liberian President Charles Taylor has lost his appeal against a 50-year jail term for war crimes at a special UN-backed tribunal in The
The trial has begun of Italian fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana over 2004 tax evasion charges.
The two are accused of owing over a billion euros
Prominent Bahraini opposition activist, Nabeel Rajab, has been sentenced to three years in prison for leading anti-government protests.
Spain’s Supreme Court has found the human rights judge Baltasar Garzón guilty of authorising the illegal recording of defence lawyers’