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Steven Seagal in Possibly the Laziest Display of Martial Arts Ever

Chris Rooney | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Chris Rooney

Some have accused Seagal of faking the scene. I actually think it's genuine. If you were going to fake a fight, you would at least make it look exciting. As it was, there was a grim, detached look on Seagal's face as he worked his way through the hired toughs.

Putin's Internet 'Troll Factory' Exposed

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

A shadowy Russian agency that pumps out pro-Kremlin propaganda was exposed on Tuesday after a former employee took the organisation to court. Reported...

This Is NASA's Plan For The End Of The World

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Tech

Looks like NASA is taking a leaf out of the Hollywood blockbuster Armageddon. The space agency is working with National Nuclear Security Administr...

This Guy Became A Walking Oyster Card By Slicing Up His Hand

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech

Forgetting your Oyster card is the bane of most commuters' lives and one Russian engineer has come up with an odd (and brutal) solution to the problem...

Typhoons Dispatched After NATO Holds Exercises 100 Miles From Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK

RAF Typhoons based in Estonia were dispatched three times in the past 24 hours to intercept Russian jets flying close to NATO military exercises in th...

As Conflict in Ukraine Continues - What of Chechnya?

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

Recently, Russian socio-political discourse has been buzzing on a new topic, widely discussed in Russian society and by experts, but less so by the political elite and by international experts. The topic of discussion is rather significant and serious, and could mark the beginning of a new trend in the relationships between Chechnya and Russia, Chechnya and the Kremlin, and Chechnya and the rest of the North Caucasus.

RAF Typhoons Intercept Russian Planes... Again

PA | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

RAF Typhoons have intercepted and shadowed two Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it has been disclosed.The jets were scrambled from Amari...

Football's NOT Coming Home in 2018

Sayed Bukhari | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Sport
Sayed Bukhari

It was a big surprise to most of the footballing world when Russia and Qatar were chosen to host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022 respectively...

'UFO' Imitating The Moon Is Either Proof Aliens Make Terrible Actors Or A Hilarious Fake

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

UFOs are by their very nature hard to prove. It's part of the reason we love seeing them and it's also part of the reason that people love to fake the...

Putin: 'Only An Insane Person' Would Think We'd Attack Nato

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK

"Only an insane person" would believe Russia could attack Nato after it seized the Crimea from Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has said. The Russian presid...

The Husband Of The Danish Prime Minister Has Some Strong Words For Barack Obama

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Politics

Barack Obama wants to “do nothing” on the world stage and the United Nations is a “laughing stock”, according to new Labour MP Stephen Kinnock...

Toxic Platitudes: The Importance of a More Holistic Approach to 'Peacebuilding' in South Ossetia

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

When I get up in the morning, the first thing I do is read the news. I scan as many sources as I can depending on the time I have available. Many years of doing this have convinced me that nothing is written without a reason. It is as the Russian poet Mayakovsky wrote, that even if the stars are lit, it means someone needs it.

Russian Warplanes Swoop US Destroyer In Latest Encounter With The West

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK

Russian warplanes have made several passes of a US destroyer sailing in the Black Sea, the Pentagon has said, adding that in no way has their vessel a...

Russia Faked Images To 'Deceive' The World After MH17 Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK

Russian authorities faked satellite images of a plane's crash site in a bid to blame the fall of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on a Ukrainian missile ...

Nick Clegg Has Been Banned From Russia

PA | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK

Nick Clegg is among 89 European Union politicians and other senior figures who have been banned from entering Russia. The name of the former deputy...

The Arctic Could Become a New Centre for Geopolitical Tensions

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

The Arctic region has long been admired globally as an example of good governance, one characterised by peaceful cooperation and engagement. The is pa...

Tony Blair Quits Middle East Peace Envoy Role

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics

Tony Blair is to step down as Middle East envoy for the Quartet of powers after eight years in the role. The former prime minister will quit the ro...

Woman Shoots Herself In The Head While Taking Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK

A 21-year-old woman is in a critical condition in a Russian hospital after posing with a gun to her temple while taking a selfie and accidentally pull...

Russia Threatens To Block Facebook, Google And Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

A further step was taken in Russia’s slow authoritarian regression on Friday after it was revealed Google, Facebook and Twitter would be banned by t...

Sofia's Stunning Gold-Domed Cathedral, at Sunrise

Ellis Shuman | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

I did not come to Sofia to sightsee. Having lived and worked in the capital of Bulgaria for two years, my vacation was planned as an opportunity to se...

UK Jets Intercept Yet More Russian Bombers Heading Towards Britain

PA | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK

Two Typhoon fighter jets were launched from RAF Lossiemouth to intercept Russian bombers heading towards the UK, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed...

The Real Reason Labour Won't Do a Deal With the SNP

Mark Flanagan | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

Ed Miliband has made it clear, on numerous occasions, he won't get into bed with Nicola Sturgeon. In fact some of his most passionate responses have come when dealing with this question. We now know Russell Brand has more chance of securing a cabinet position as there is clearly a very good chance he and Ed have at least shared a bed.

Celebrating the Great Patriotic Struggle... To Create Twerk Videos

Neil Durkin | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

Like Pussy Riot, the Novorossiysk "twerk three" were charged with "hooliganism". But for what? Prosecutors apparently argued their twerk video was disrespectful to the memory of those who fought in the Second World War because it was filmed in front of the local war memorial... Like the Pussy Riot church video maybe not to everyone's taste, but a jailable offence?

Arrests As Russia Endures Second Twerking Scandal In A Fortnight

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK

Three young women have been jailed for making a video showing them twerking next to a war memorial. The women were sentenced in a court in souther...

Athens-Moscow: An (Un)orthodox Alliance?

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

Shortly before Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met Vladimir Putin in Moscow on his first official visit to Russia, the Financial Times publishe...