"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."
state of the union
Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont is reported to have prepared a law of secession from Spain to be enacted if the region is prevented from holding an independence referendum.
Spanish Prime Minis
Swiss voters are set to back the government's plan to provide billions of euros in subsidies for renewable energy, ban the construction of new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities acc
A return to a hard border in Ireland would be a disaster, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Friday.
Speaking at an EU conference in Italy on Friday, chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said that member states must have reassurances that citizens affected by Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc will
The stakes have been raised ahead of Britain’s early election in June, with the opposition Labour Party setting out its Brexit strategy.
Scotland’s First Minister and leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon, has said success for her party in the upcoming general election will pave the way for a fresh referendum on Scottish…
Despite the public voting against allowing the leader to run for a fourth consecutive term, Evo Morales says he may still run in 2019.
The role of Turkey's Supreme Electoral Council is coming in for criticism for breaking its own rules and allegedly ceding too easily to ruling party pressure during Sunday's referendum.
The European Commission wants Turkey to investigate “alleged irregularities” in Sunday’s referendum boosting the power of President Erdogan.
No campaigners keep up pressure on Turkish government after referendum vote and political scientist warns AK should beware falling support in cities.
International election observers criticise the handling of Turkey's constitutional referendum.
The outcome of the constitutional referendum appears to have been much more clear-cut among Turks living abroad than for those living in Turkey.
When I left my native France at the age of 18, I was full of dreams and hope for the future.
Turkey's biggest cities have rejected the presidential referendum, and people in Izmir, Ankara and Istanbul appear dubious about the result or what it means for Turkey.
Jubilant Erdogan supporters took to the streets of Istanbul waving flags of victory.
The main Turkish CHP opposition claims the referendum result is fraudulent, and that the vote should be abandoned.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum granting him sweeping powers and which could keep him in office until 2029.
State run news agency reports a narrow victory for Yes, while opposition parties call for a recount.
More than three quarters of the ballots have been counted and partial results put the Yes camp in front.
Local media reported the violence was sparked between two groups due to differing political views.