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Daily Mail in 'Gets It Completely Wrong About Fur' Shocker

Mark Oaten | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK
Mark Oaten

I am always 100% in favour of a free, balanced and well-informed press. Sadly, the Daily Mail has once again slipped from those lofty ideals.

How One Syrian Family Has Started Reshaping Global Refugee Policy

Dmitry Savelau | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK
Dmitry Savelau

Listening to what they have to say and letting them be part of the decision-making process is an important first step to reforming global refugee policy. And with all the technology that lets people organise effectively, they don't have to reshape it alone, but can do it together with the refugees.

Brexit: Are the Eastern Europeans Mad to Let the UK Leave?

Malcolm Prowle | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Politics
Malcolm Prowle

What is amazing is that these Eastern European states are prepared to let the UK leave the EU over a relatively small amount of money concerning benefits paid to its UK-based citizens. A man from Mars would look at this and think they were mad.Let us hope they do not have cause to regret that action

Watch Russian Fighter Jets Fly Dangerously Close To US Warship

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Tech

Update: Russia has denied breaching safety measure after its aircrafts were filmed flying close to a US warship. Its defence ministry said "Russian pi...

Nagorny Karabakh: An Old, Forgotten but Decidedly Dangerous Conflict

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

In the early hours of Saturday 2 April, a military escalation erupted on the Nagorny Karabakh line of contact, on a scale not seen since 1994. While the breakfast news reported on Palmyra, on who is planning to restore which monuments, the disturbing news broke about this old, yet now new conflict, that overnight saw dozens of people killed.

Putin Has Made A Typically Putin Claim About The Panama Papers

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK

Vladimir Putin has claimed that that the Panama Papers document leaks are part of a US-led plot to weaken Russia and denied any links to offshore acco...

We Got a Global Agreement on Climate Change - We Need the Same Global Action to Regulate Tax Havens

Marina Kim | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Marina Kim

Public register is perhaps too much to ask, but the pressure should be on the introduction of the global private register accessible for the international law enforcement authorities, if we really want to fight corruption. Those countries and territories that refuse to implement the register should face sanctions.

Intersectionality and NUS LGBT+ Conference 2016: Defending No-Platform and Condemning Gay Men

David Browne | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

On Thursday, a remarkable event occurred in student politics: university students and high-profile allies protested openly against the NUS, and in fav...

No Survivors After Russia Plane Crash

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK

A plane flying from Dubai has crashed in bad weather while landing in Russia, killing all 62 people on board. The Boeing 737-800, operated by budget c...

Trump's Gentlemanly Romance With Putin Is Over

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Politics

Moscow officials hit out at Donald Trump on Thursday, ending a fledgling gentlemanly romance between Russian authoritarian Vladimir Putin and his bewi...

Peacebuilding in Ukraine

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

When discussing International Alert's work in conflict regions with colleagues, associates, donors, etc., I sometimes feel that we understand each oth...

Ambassador Makes Extraordinary Claim About Russia's Bombing Of Syria

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK

Widespread claims that Russian bombing of Syria killed hundreds of civilians are "propaganda" and none were actually killed, the country's ambassador ...

The Women You Should Have Heard of Quietly Creating Change in Russia

Dmitry Savelau | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Dmitry Savelau

Maybe women on Change.org in Russia do not yet run campaigns for women's rights issues as we define them internationally, but they are already doing something amazing: by mobilising themselves to effectively tackle issues important to them they are redefining their role and influence in society. And today we are very excited to celebrate them and their success.

Nanny Accused Of Severing Child's Head 'Did It As Revenge For Syria'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK

A Russian nanny accused of severing the head of a four-year-old girl in her care and holding it aloft has said she killed the child to avenge Muslims ...

Russian Nanny Claims 'Allah Ordered Me' To Decapitate Four-Year-old Girl

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK

A nanny from Uzbekistan accused of decapitating a four-year-old girl in Moscow has claimed "Allah ordered" her to kill the child, as prosecutors told ...

Putin Can Conquer Syria but He Can't Hold It: How Russian 'Victory' Could Turn Into a Quagmire

Michael Day | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK
Michael Day

The streets of Britain will be less rather than more safe if Assad achieves a 'victory' over the rebels. Isis will have a powerful new recruiting tool and tensions between the Sunni and Shia communities in the UK, may reach the level of tension of that between Muslim and Jewish communities.

How Much More Political Rubble in Syria?

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

I still remember those young days when my maternal grandfather Ohan Tabourian used to start his early mornings by carrying his battery-fed transistor ...

RAF Typhoons Scrambled To Intercept Russian Jets

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK

RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two Russian aircraft heading towards UK airspace on Wednesday. BREAKING NEWS: Two RAF Typhoon ...

The EU's Status as Europe's Peacekeeper Is an Insulting Myth

Oliver Norgrove | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Norgrove

Achieving ever-closer-union, as it foreshadowed, has been the driving force behind the gradual (and often forceful) assimilation of law, currency and culture across the European continent. To many, it seemed a wonderful way of enhancing international cooperation, and promoting both peace and unity.

Russian PM Blames West For Causing 'New Cold War'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK

The West is pushing Russia towards "a new Cold War" because of "unfriendly" policies, the country's prime minister has said. Tensions rose between ...

Michael Fallon's Haunting Prediction If 'Lying' Russia Doesn't Stop Killing Syrians

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said Russia is "lying" when it claims it is not targeting civilians in Syria, warning that the bombarded city of ...

Syria: History's Verdict

Robin Lustig | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK
Robin Lustig

I have been granted a sneak preview of a history book due to be published in 2061. In view of the latest headlines about a 'partial cessation of hostilities' agreement in Syria, I thought you might be interested to see it, so here's an extract:

Why I (Somewhat Reluctantly) Like Vladimir Putin

Oliver Norgrove | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Norgrove

Tyrannical and thoroughly disagreeable though he is, Mr Putin stands for nationalistic pride, a crucial buffer against the perils of American foreign policy and a determination to defend a revived Russia on the world stage, and her citizens abroad. Three things I respect, and three things a shrinking world desperately needs.

Putin Thinks Turkey Is About To Launch A Ground War Into Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

Russia’s ministry of defence warned on Thursday that Turkey is preparing a ground invasion of Syria. According to Reuters, defence spokesman Igor Ko...

Why Fashion Needs a Seat at the Table of Mainstream Education.

Francesco Loy Bell | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Francesco Loy Bell

This would inform people, spark an interest from a young age, and give a scope for creativity that is not currently present, without forcing people to solely study fashion. I am not putting other arts down, I am trying to bring fashion up to a similar position, and it is my belief that, with these changes in attitude and procedure, this is a very real possibility.