"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"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,”"
Rosneft's quarterly net profit fell by 75 percent as crude oil prices declined, but Russia's top oil producer also blamed heavy investment in the period.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has tried to reassure ordinary Russians about the state of the country's economy.
Russia's central bank has left its main lending rate at 11 percent and signalled that it is not looking at cuts to the cost of borrowing anytime soon as it focuses on keeping inflation under control.
Russian car ,manufacturer Avtovaz has dumped its chief executive Bo Andersson after the Lada maker reported a record loss following slumping sales.
Russian central bank governor Elvira Nabiullina says the bulk of banking loans in Russia should be in roubles to minimise risks related to currency fluctuations.
The authorities in Moscow have defended their right to demolish small businesses they say are illegal and unsafe. Last week they sent bulldozers to
Russia is enjoying a tourism boom of Chinese visitors who have become the largest group of foreign visitors with numbers more than doubling last year compared with 2014.
Russia's economy is set to dip deeper into recession according to the latest central bank forecasts as the Kremlin looks at selling stakes in state owned companies.
Russia's economy contracted by 3.7 percent in 2015 according to the government statistics service in Moscow. They said retail sales fell by 10 percent and capital investment by 8.4 percent.
The rouble slumped to new record lows on Thursday, threatening more hardship for ordinary Russians, but the Kremlin denied the currency was collapsing.
Russia has put into force measures to keep a closer eye on exchanges from rubles to foreign currency. The Russian Central Bank has decreed that
Russian crude oil exports to Asian countries have increased by almost a quarter this year according to data compiled by Reuters. Sales rose 23
The Russian President Vladimir Putin on his first visit to Iran in eight years has held talks with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Ostensibly for a
Russia’s central bank has cut its main lending rate by one percent as inflation slows and the economy struggles.
After a scheduled monetary policy
Sanctions-hit Russian bank Sberbank has reported better-than-expected profits, even if they are 58% down on the previous year.
Sberbank made a Q1
Russian President Vladimir Putin, hosting a business forum in Moscow, has told domestic industries they should expand before western sanctions are
With the rouble at a six-month high Russia’s central bank has resumed buying foreign currency, a sign the government thinks it’s high
Concerning everything Russians want to know about their president’s worldview, once a year, Vladimir Putin accepts their questions, sent through a
Today sees the introduction of the Russian national payment card.
The move is a response to global sanctions imposed against Russia by the EU and
The collapse of Russia’s rouble has triggered protests by people trapped in dollar-dominated mortgages.
On Sunday, members of the Russian Foreign