25 January 2015

A Test That Europe Must Not Fail

It looks as if 2015 could turn out to be Europe's Year of the Insurgents... More than at any time since the end of the Cold War, Europe needs clear, determined leaders who can calm voters' anger and offer reassurance that better times are coming, especially for those who have been hardest hit by the age of austerity. Anger, fear and intolerance of minorities are a highly dangerous mix - we have seen before where they can lead when populist politicians fan the flames. The coming year will be a test that Europe must not fail.

'Islamic State Video' Claims Hostage Haruna Yukawa Has Been Killed

Kenji Goto
Eugene Hoshiko/AP

Here's What Churchill Would Have Made Of Modern Politics...

Winston Churchill Undated
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Refugees In Iraqi Camps Face Harrowing Winter

Irak Nio Carreta
ANTONIO PONCE

Ukip MEP Defects To Tories

Amjad Bashir
PA

Ukrainian Rebels Attack Port With Rockets, 21 Dead

Ukraine
AP
FROM HUFFPOST GREECE

Tomorrow Greeks Vote To Change Their Country

Greece Elections
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Female Protester Shot Dead At March In Cairo

Cairo Tahrir Square
Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Green Party To Put Her Majesty In A Council House

The Queen
Danny Lawson/PA Wire

ON THE BLOG
Why Obama Is Going To India

Obama Modi
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Siddharth Varadarajan Blogs For WorldPost

Saudi Succession Raises Questions For ISIS Fight

King Salman
Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

More WorldPost
'Eat Less' For Putin.. Syriza's Rally.. Sisi Reform.. How Smog Changes Things.. North Korea

19-Year-Old Killed In Machete Pub Attack

Gloucestershire Police
WEKWEK via Getty Images

Dave Calls For Best #ChurchillQuotes

David Cameron
David Cameron

More Politics
The Queen Can 'F**k Off'.. Blair's Collusion With Gaddafi.. Farage's Successor.. Election Debates

Churchill's 5 Most Rousing Moments And 5 We'd Rather Forget

Winston Churchill
SuperStock via Getty Images

10 Things Winston Churchill Definitely Did Not Say

Churchill
Twitter

Secret Letters Reveal Blair's Collusion With Gaddafi

Blair Gaddafi
JIM WATSON via Getty Images

Steven Woolfe Is Putting Himself Forward As Farage's Successor

Ukip Steven Woolfe
Ian Nicholson/PA Archive

Pictures From Around The World

Pictures Of The Week
AP/PA/Getty/Rex

Mensch Just Told David Cameron And The Queen To 'F**k Off'

Louise Mensch
Ben Pruchnie via Getty Images

Government Call To Fly Flags At Half-Mast For Saudi King Sparks Firestorm

Twitter
Twitter

Broadcasters Threaten To 'Empty Chair' Leaders In TV Debates

Tv Debates Cameron
Handout via Getty Images

Meet the Steve Jobs of China: Alibaba's Jack Ma

Alibaba Ipo
JEWEL SAMAD via Getty Images

Yemenis Take To The Streets Over Houthis Uprising

Yemen
AP

9 Tributes To Saudi's King Abdullah - And How We Should Remember Him

Raif Badawi
Olivier Douliery/ABACA USA

ON THE BLOG
Why Obama-Netanyahu Fracas Is About Israel, Not Iran

Obama Netanyahu
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Martin Van Creveld Blogs For WorldPost

Tearful Mother Pleads For Son's Release As IS Deadline Passes

Kenji Goto
TORU YAMANAKA via Getty Images
Presented by Fox
Advertise On The Huffington Post

FOLLOW HUFFPOST

    1. HuffPost
    1. HuffPost
    1. HuffPost
    2. View all RSS feeds

'I Know Nothing About Relationships'

Kelly Brook
Christopher Polk/NBC via Getty Images

More Entertainment
Chiles Sacked By ITV.. Depp Doesn't Give A S**t'.. Anne Was Planning 'Corrie' Return

'I Don't Want To Look Like A Plastic Barbie Doll'

Joan Collins
Jeffrey Mayer via Getty Images

Archaeologists Close To Locating Remains Of 'Don Quixote' Author

Cervantes
AP

18 Outstanding Young Photographers From The Arab World

Expo Tunisie
Goethe Institute

Simple Experiment Debunks Theory About Dino-Killing Asteroid

Asteroid Fire
KARSTEN SCHNEIDER via Getty Images

'Dane Bowers Split Left Me Suicidal'

Katie Price Dane Bowers
Michael Crabtree/PA Archive

Keith Urban: Struggling With Addiction Strengthened My Marriage

Keith Urban Nicole Kidman
Wade Payne /Invision/AP

More HuffPost Live
Amazing Footage From WWII.. Stars Of Sundance.. Rainn Wilson.. Melinda Gates.. World War II

Alicia's Out!

Alicia Douvall
Channel 5

Boyhood Director Warned Star 'Don't Expect People To See It'

Boyhood
Universal

'Johnny Depp Doesn't Give A S**t'

Johnny Depp
PA

More Entertainment
Adrian Chiles Sacked By ITV.. Anne Was Planning 'Corrie' Return.. Hopkins 'Homophobic'

Either These Pandas Are Play-Fighting Or They Really, Really Hate Each Other

Chengdu
Storyful

King Henry VIII Owned World's First Gardening Manual

Gardening Book
PA

Terrifying 80m-Year-Old 'Living Fossil' Shark Dredged Up By Fishermen

Frilled Shark
SETFIA

Abandoned Dogs So Badly Abused They're Unrecognisable

Dogs
Winchester City Council

Brave Mum Is Fighting The Stigma Over Crohn's Disease With Style

Marcia Paterson Crohns Disease Colostomy Bikini
Facebook

Who Should Leave In Tonight's 'CBB' Eviction?

Eviction
Channel 5

Take That Admit To Considering A Split

Take That
Doug Peters/Doug Peters

These Are The Most Obese Countries In The World

Obesity Map
Clinic Compare

Daddy's A Bond Villain, Granny's In Downton Abbey... No Contest!

Black Sails
Starz