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Here's Six Radical Things Greece's New Ruling Party Want To Do Now...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics

Syriza has swept to victory in the polls as Greeks voted decisively against austerity, leading to their party leader, Alex Tsipras, to declare: "Today...

Alexis Tsipras REALLY Likes Putting His Hands In The Air

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Comedy

If there's one thing we've noticed about the new prime minister of Greece - apart from the fact that he's 50% Antonio Banderas, 50% Andy Burnham - it'...

Radical Left Syriza Wins Greek Election As PM Concedes Defeat

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK

A jubilant Alexis Tsipras has told Greeks that his radical left Syriza party's win in the snap general election will mean an end to austerity and hu...

A Test That Europe Must Not Fail

Robin Lustig | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

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.

Game Theory and the Greek Election

Kitty Ussher | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics
Kitty Ussher

This time round, with elections due on Sunday, the popularity of the anti-austerity party, Syriza, is greater but the market atmosphere is calmer, helped by the ECB's long awaited announcement on Thursday that it would commence a programme of quantitative easing designed to boost demand.

Editor's Diary: Page 3, Kim K and Greece Frightening

Stephen Hull | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Stephen Hull

Defined by a storm in a D cup, this week The Sun newspaper's decision to 'hilariously' pretend it had listened to anti-Page 3 campaigners was offensively unfunny. Put to one side the endless debate and incorrect columns about Page 3's supposed demise, if the aim was to cynically generate a shed load of free PR for the declining red top then bravo, didn't they do well. Now the challenge they face is trying to convince the rest of us that we should keep reading.

Grexit and the elections: What next for Greece?

Dr Ioannis Christodoulou | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK
Dr Ioannis Christodoulou

In Greece people are very worried and voice strong concerns over who they should vote for on election day (25 January). At least 15% of Greeks remain undecided and this hiatus will remain until the last minute.

The Sex Worker and the Dream

Theopi Skarlatos | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
Theopi Skarlatos

Soula believes each girl in the sex industry has a dream. It's what they focus on when the four red walls close in on them forcing them to question who they really are and why they're there. Without a dream, the hours, she told me, pass like hell.

Europe's Broken Asylum System

Jo Simmons | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Jo Simmons

The EU needs to prioritize the human rights and wellbeing of asylum seekers, but the participation of all 28 members is necessary. Operation Triton and the Dublin Regulation must be adjusted in order to accommodate the current volume of asylum seekers.

The Euro - The Most Socially Destructive Political Act Since WWII

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

The economic dangers associated with the introduction of the Euro were predictable - and indeed predicted by many. Yet political leaders at the time chose to make a grand and hubristic political statement irrespective of the devastation it could bring to their citizens. The Euro is, maybe, the best example of the consequences of a political and policy elite living in their own world and totally divorced from the consequences of their actions on ordinary people.

Greek Anti-Austerity Radicals Poised For Victory As Early Elections Called

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

Greece's government has been forced to call early national elections, leaving markets trembling at the prospect of a victim for the anti-austerity Syr...

'Our Feet Were Burning, But We Were Soaked And Frozen'

The Huffington Post UK/PA/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

All the surviving passengers have now been evacuated from the stricken Corfu ferry which caught fire in the Adriatic, with five people now confirmed t...

Dramatic Moment Mother And Her Children Are Saved From Burning Ferry

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

Dramatic footage has been released showing a mother and her two children being hauled to safety from a burning ferry in the Adriatic Sea. Five peop...

Two Brits Aboard Blaze Ferry

PA | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK

The mother of a British man caught on a stricken ferry in seas off Greece says he begged his friends on the mainland not to tell her a fire had broken...

What Australia Is All About

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

The #illridewithyou campaign in a shining example of everything that's fantastic about Australia - even if as a Kiwi I have to say it through gritted teeth. Like the American cousins, they've got a lot of big, empty spaces, what is politely known as a 'frontier mentality' and a tendency to come across as a bit rough round the edges.

Should the Elgin Marbles Stay at the British Museum?

Theodora Clarke | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Theodora Clarke

Were it not for Lord Elgin's removal of the sculptures, they would have remained at the mercy of looters and military commanders. Would they even have survived beyond the 19th Century?

'The Parthenon Sculptures Were Pillaged' From Greece

The Huffington Post Greece | Marina Demertzian | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK

The British Museum's decision to lend one of the Elgin Marbles - or rather the Parthenon Marbles as Greeks prefer to call them - to the St. Petersburg...

Elgin Marbles Could Finally Return To Greece... But There's Quite A Big Catch

The Huffington Post UK | Press Association | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK

One of the Elgin Marbles could return to Greece where they were first displayed - but only if the Greek authorities promised to give it back to the Br...

Jessica Elgot

'I Am Quite Clear That People Have Lost Trust In Us' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK

At first glance, the office of the European Parliament's president is a eurosceptic's stereotype, the top of the 15-story building, with sweep...

Jessica Elgot

EU President Backs Calls For 'Compromise' On Troika's Greece Demands | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK

STRASBOURG – Europe must be prepared to make new compromises over Greek debt or risk the nation forfeiting its timid growth and spooking potential n...

Jessica Elgot

'We Have An Image Problem,' EU Parliament Chief Admits | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK

STRASBOURG – The European Union is suffering from a “image problem” and has become an institution where people have “lost trust,” the Presid...

The Cultural Poison of Europe's Immigration Policies

Alexandra Politaki | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics
Alexandra Politaki

In the name of defending its prosperity, Europe is encouraging a historic decline of the humanitarian principles and values on which much of European culture has been constructed during the last three centuries. Not only is the welfare state in retreat, but a hostile attitude towards vulnerable social groups is becoming prevalent. An outlook is gradually spreading of considering vulnerable people to be unacceptable, particularly when they come from abroad. The cultural implications for Europe, which long ago stopped being the leading producer of culture in the world and has been living in the shadow of the USA, are incalculable.

The Power of Languages: Reconstructing the Tower of Babel and Beyond

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

We can hardly deny the omnipresence of English in every continent of our globalized world. Although I would not argue that English is colonizing other languages, I do feel that the diversity, cultural expressivity, and magical power of languages should be celebrated across the world.

Can You Still Travel the Greek Islands on the Cheap?

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Well, I think that backpacking around the Greek islands is still a great option if you want weather, sites, history and an adventure in an amazing part of the world. And thankfully if you plan ahead it can be done without breaking the bank.

Woman Buried Alive After 'Dying' Of Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK

It's truly the stuff of nightmares. A Greek woman is reported to have been accidentally buried alive after 'dying' of cancer. A worker at the Pe...