"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
"What these people did for each other says far more about who we are as Americans than the cowardly acts of a killer ever could"
Sarah Huckerbee Sanders
White House press secretary
Salman bin Abdulaziz is on an historic first visit to Russia by a monarch of the Gulf kingdom.
1. Sputnik started the space race
The launch of Sputnik on October 4th, 1957, started the space race between the Soviet Union and United States
A Moscow court has sent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to jail for 20 days for calling for an unsanctioned protest
Russia says it is getting rid of its final remaining chemical weapons.
The device looks more like a drone, with just its seat reminiscent of a motorbike.
Sixty years ago, Sputnik became the first satellite in space and changed the world forever.
Western concerns over Russia-Belarus military drills
Stanislav Petrov, the Soviet colonel who famously 'saved the world' from nuclear war has died
Footage of the incident shows a helicopter firing a salvo of rockets at a military truck, with one man appearing to fall to the ground
A monument has been unveiled in Moscow to honour Mikhail Kalashnikov, the man behind the AK-47.
The controversial statue, which cost around half a
Stanislav Petrov made a decision at the height of Cold War tensions that saved the lives of millions.
The Zapad-2017 drills are a joint exercise between Russia and Belarus, but the Russian Defence Ministry says the West has no cause for alarm.
China and Russia have begun military drills near North Korea in the latest show of force in the region.
The naval exercises – the second between
"Cai Guo-Qiang: October" marks the 100-year anniversary of the Russian Revolution in Pushkin Meum in Moscow
We hear about an innovative health project in Vladivostok.
On Wednesday, three of Moscow's main train stations were checked, along with the city's famous GUM department store near Red Square and more than 20 other buildings, according to RIA Novosti news agency.
Kirill Serebrennikov has a history of criticising Russian authorities and the Orthodox Church, and his supporters say he was framed in a fraud case as part of a government crackdown on artistic freedoms.
Alexei Uchitel's "Matilda" tells the story of the late-19th century romance between Nicholas II, before he became tsar, and half-Polish dancer Matilda Kshesinskaya.
Russia's Yabloko claims huge gains in Moscow local council elections