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Thieves' Car 'Destroyed By Lightning' After Robbing Church

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Tech

An incredible video shows - allegedly - a car full of robbers being struck and destroyed by lightning after ransacking a church. The footage was sh...

Russian Art: To Buy or Not to Buy

Patrick Van der Vorst | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Van der Vorst

Following the various bans imposed on Russian citizens living in Europe, and the drop in oil prices, there was apprehension surrounding Russian Art Week in London last month. Dealers and auction houses were wondering how the political and economical situation would impact the Russian art market. In essence, the market has proven to remain strong.

Putin Blames West For Trying To 'Defang' Russian Bear In Emotional Christmas News Conference

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin hit out at the West on Thursday, accusing Europe and the US of engineering the savage economic crisis currently engulfing the Russian s...

Putin Gets Really Ironically Timed Honour Amid Economic Chaos

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics

Russia's economy is plunging further into chaos, with its currency slipping to new lows and its central bank warning that more measures will be needed...

Crimea's Drug Users in a Predicament

Dimiter Kenarov | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dimiter Kenarov

Sitting on his bed in a tiny hostel room in Kiev, Georgii Gaydamaka plays an acoustic guitar. His voice is powerful, boldly taking the highest notes, only to plunge into desperation a few moments later. He is 28 years old but his features look vulnerable, almost boyish.

Putin's Tiger Defects To China And Eats A Pet Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK

A tiger released into the wild by Vladimir Putin has been filmed killing and eating a pet dog after crossing the border into China. Kuzya has been ...

Should the Elgin Marbles Stay at the British Museum?

Theodora Clarke | Posted 07.12.2014 | 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?

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...

Eyes and Ears in Grozny: Conflict and Social Media

Alex Krasodomski-Jones | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Krasodomski-Jones

It's 00:30 on December 4th 2014. Russia has invaded Chechnya again. Maybe. Reports say that Chechnyan rebels have killed some police officers. Six rebels, or maybe fifty, or maybe three hundred. Others are speculating that with the number of reported military vehicles it must be more, but the number of military vehicles is unconfirmed. Putin's motorcade has been spotted rushing to the Kremlin. Nobody is quite sure what is going on.

Russia Today UK Is Bad News - But Even Tyrants Have a Right to Free Speech

James Snell | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK
James Snell

Yes, RT is bad, but maybe by exposing its partisanship and the many flaws in its approach to a wider range of people, we might be able to defuse some of its negative potential. If our arguments for liberal democracy were not good enough to stand up to this sort of naked political manoeuvring, that is the point at which we should begin to worry.

This Is The New 'Peaceful' AK-47

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech

The Kalashnikov AK-47 is without doubt one of the most recognisable -- and devastating -- pieces of technology and after decades the company is giving...

Even More Allegations That Russia And Qatar Fixed World Cup Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Sport

Further allegations of corruption have been made surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids. A "secret database" held within the England 2018 bid...

Russia Tests New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

AP | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK

The Russian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliabili...

British Court To Rule On Legality Of Sanctions Against Russia

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Paul Vale | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK

The High Court is to rule on Thursday on whether the British Government can, from this weekend, make it a crime in the UK to breach international sanc...

Gung-Ho Passengers 'Get Out & Push' Plane Frozen To Tarmac

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK

Passengers gamely left their seats and pushed their aircraft across the tarmac after its brake pads froze solid. The bizarre incident unfolded on ...

Russia Uses Ferguson Protests To Take Revenge Over Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK

Irony is doing very well out of the Ferguson protests. Russian media and politicians have used the disorder ravaging the St Louis suburb to take re...

Hagel's Resignation Shows Failed Foreign Policy Knows No Party

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Whether he fell on his sword or was pushed, Chuck Hagel's departure is the latest in a series of foreign policy missteps. It leaves the administration bereft of a Veteran Secretary of Defense at the most dangerous time in recent memory.

The Mistrals: An Ill-Wind for EU Arms Transfer Controls

Roy Isbister | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Politics
Roy Isbister

It is not just France's credibility that's at stake over the way it has handled a sale of two Mistral class assault ships to Russia, but the credibility of the whole EU Common Position on arms transfers.

Of Russia, Figs and Boarding Passes

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

In places like the Vladikavkaz market, informal communities who have no idea what NGOs are may prove themselves much stronger and more dynamic in the defence of their interests than the marginalised NGOs themselves, which Russia attacks in a Cervantian manner reminiscent of tilting at windmills.

You Know It's Bad When Reddit Gets Creeped Out

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech

The Russian webcam leak story has dominated the headlines and rightly so, however what you might not realise is that Reddit users knew about the site ...

Number Of Unscheduled Russian Military Flights Above Baltic Has Doubled

AP | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

NATO's chief said Thursday that Russia's growing military presence in the skies above the Baltic region is unjustified and that its aircraft regularly...

Russia Appears To Have A Space Weapon In Orbit Around Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Tech

Concerns have been raised that a mysterious object that Russia put into orbit could in fact be some form of top secret space weapon. Known as Objec...

Drinker Not Flustered By AK-47-Wielding Mobsters Is The Coolest Guy In Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

What do you do when 35 armed, masked men storm into a restaurant when you're having a relaxing drink? This Russian video shows a man remaining asto...

Giant Mysterious Flash Lights Up Siberian Sky

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech

A few days ago, Russia's Sverdlovsk region was lit up by a massive flash of light in the sky leaving locals stunned. The problem is though, no on h...

10 Extreme Examples of Propaganda

AllTime10s | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

Battles have been fought and cities have been built in the name of propaganda. From a fake invasion to a horribly homophobic film, these are some of t...