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After the Tragedy of Flight MH17 Russia Must Be Held to Account

Jonathan Cook | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Cook

For the nations of Europe, the legacy of appeasing Russian behaviour makes a vigorous response to the current crisis absolutely vital. While there may be economic risk inherent in imposing sweeping sanctions, a broad package of 'level three' measures, targeting vulnerable sectors of the Russian economy, is essential.

Why Calamitous David Luiz Represents Football's Conman Economy

Tony Jimenez | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

It's time that other clubs - and particularly owners - began taking a stand too. Modern-day football is crying out for a dose of common sense, and unless those involved unite to bring this madness to an end, then the game will continue to go to rack and ruin.

F1 in 2014... Half-Term Report

Tim Goodchild | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Sport
Tim Goodchild

On lap 34 of the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim this weekend will mark the halfway point of the 2014 Formula One World Championship... the battles across the grid, politics off the grid and the lack of the Vettel finger, makes F1 in 2014 a great spectacle. Here is what I think so far...

Why Germany's World Cup Win Is an Important Lesson for England

Jamie Spencer | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

What Germany have done so well in promoting and developing talent from their youth teams in recent years is conspicuously absent from the English setup... In England, the mentality when it comes to age restricted international tournaments is completely wrong.

How German Football Opened Its Mind And Won The World Cup

Dan Tickner | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Tickner

"England can do everything Germany have done". Yet to do this they would need to actually look beyond obvious clichés and address uncomfortable truths. Where are the Lahm and Gomez in the England team to speak out on sexuality? Who is England's "most intelligent player"? It's not immediately obvious.

Ozil Pays For Sick Children's Surgery With World Cup Cash

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Sport

After initial reports that Mesut Ozil had donated his €300,000 World Cup winnings to the people of Gaza proved false, it turns out that the Arsenal ...

World's Most Awkward Press Conference?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

It was, perhaps, no Marilyn Monroe to John F Kennedy. But today is Angela Merkel's 60th birthday. And that calls for music. At the most awkward pr...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 18 July 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

In fairness, it is the silly season, so it's inevitable that such whimsy will make its way into the headlines. I mean, it's not like there have been any countries out there unleashing Operation Disproportionate Force for the umpteenth time on a piece of land a fifth the size of London...

Surprise - You're Going to the World Cup Final!

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

Thanks to Adidas Football I became part of something very special - I was given 8 World Cup tickets to give away to total strangers... Our Argentina fans turned to the camera and said "Thank you, it was a dream - not quite the perfect dream but a dream all the same. I will never forget this."

World Cup Winner Kroos Heads For The Bernebeu

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Sport

Germany's World Cup winner Toni Kroos has joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich. The 24-year-old midfielder has signed a six-year contract with the...

Player Focus: Lionel Messi - World Cup 2014 Player of the Tournament

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

It speaks volumes about Lionel Messi's talents that the World Cup he has just enjoyed could still be considered such a catastrophic failure in so many quarters... Fans cried out that there were plenty of others more deserving of the gong... but Messi has to contend with the expectations his performances over the years have built up.

WATCH: German World Cup Winners Celebrate In Berlin

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Sport

German fans have turned out in their tens of thousands to welcome home their World Cup-winning team with huge crowds on the streets of Berlin since th...

LOOK: Incredible Scenes In Berlin As Thousands Greet World Cup Winners

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Sport

Germany's World Cup winners have returned home to incredible scenes with tens of thousands of fans packing Berlin to greet their footballing heroes. ...

World Cup Destroys Social Media Record

Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Sport

A fourth World Cup title wasn't enough for Germany, as they helped to set a host of social media records during their 1-0 victory over Argentina i...

The Challenge of Manuel Neuer

Ball Street | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Sport
Ball Street

An attempt to score against this 2014 edition of the German football machine is a treacherously difficult scenario... In this World Cup the goalkeeper of the tournament. Perhaps, even in this festival of attacking sensation, the player of the tournament.

Gentle Touch: The World Cup as a Soft Power Instrument

Dr Arlo Brady | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Sport
Dr Arlo Brady

It will be interesting to see how the next World Cup kicking off in Moscow in 2018 impacts global views of the Kremlin. For while the media spotlight has shone on an already-vibrant Brazil today, unless the four year hiatus is used to full benefit, it may reflect very differently on Russia tomorrow.

This Couple Live In An Enormous Nazi Bunker

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech

Art collectors Karen and Christian Boros live in a very unique home; a Nazi bunker constructed in 1942 at the height of the Second World War. First...

Cheer Up Lionel

The Huffington Post | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Sport

Lionel Messi may have looked like his world had ended during the World Cup final against Germany be he didn't walk away empty-handed. Dubbed the 'w...

What Are The Odds Of That? Worst Anti-Gambling Advert Ever Really Backfires

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

It was, ironically, a bit of a gamble. An anti-gambling poster campaign and TV advert saw a young boy called Andy telling his horrified friends that h...

These Pictures Show Argentina Fans Aren't Taking World Cup Result Terribly Well

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

Civil unrest has spread across the Brazilian border to Buenos Aires after Argentina's extra-time 1-0 loss to Germany. Riot police fired tear gas a...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: It's Reshuffle Monday

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday 14 July 2014... ** GERMANY ARE THE WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS! ** 1) IT'S RESHUFFLE MONDAY Dave is gettin...

Popes Become Rivals For World Cup Final - But Who Will Invoke Divine Help?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

Sorry Albicelestes - Buenos Aires-born Pope Francis won't pray for you, Argentina. Even it would mean scoring a victory over his German papal predeces...

Player Focus: Thomas Müller - The Man for the World Cup Occasion

Martin Laurence | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Sport
Martin Laurence

The XI that faced the Germans on Tuesday, even before the mauling, on paper, looked like one of the worst Brazil sides in history. Germany, meanwhile, not only have world-class players but a world-class team... Müller's scored crucial goals for club and country but isn't really one to take the glory.

What to Do With 'Mein Kampf'?

Neil Gregor | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Gregor

What everyone wants, in Germany more than anywhere else, is for this book to fade into the oblivion of history, which is where it belongs. Counter-intuitive as it may be, the best way to accelerate this process is probably to permit its circulation...

In the Aftermath of a Football Disaster, What Should Brazilians Remember?

Angelica Mari | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Sport
Angelica Mari

This reaction is less about a sudden hatred of Brazil and more about the ongoing issues that Brazil faces. Brazil is one of the most unequal societies on Earth and the people don't like many of the realities this creates - the poor don't believe that they have access to a good education or healthcare system and the rich complain that they need big walls, electric fences and private security to guard their own homes.