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Not Satisfied With Nailing His Testicles To The Ground, This (Naked) Artist Has Gone Even Further

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK

WARNING: This report contains graphic pictures, viewer discretion is advised. An artist has cut off part of his right ear with a kitchen knife. ...

Mikhail Baryshnikov: Dancing Away

Diego Giolitti | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Diego Giolitti

I am proud to present the first UK exhibition of the photography of Mikhail Baryshnikov, world famous dancer, choreographer, actor and accomplished photographer. 'Dancing Away' is a visual representation of Baryshnikov's very personal interpretation of dance and performance; an expert dancer's reflection upon his own metier.

15 Harrowing Pictures That Show Time Has Stood Still At The MH17 Crash Site

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

It's been almost four months since the world was left shaken by the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, but harrowing pictures from the crash si...

Moving Beyond the 'Tug of War' Between Russia and Europe

Jo Simmons | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Jo Simmons

A war in Ukraine would be a catastrophic end point to the crisis. One can hope that diplomacy in this day and age will prevail, much to the satisfaction of the late Tony Benn.

15 Violent Images As The Far Right Battles Police In Kiev

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK

Armed with stones, smoke bombs and metal chains, the far right descended outside the Ukrainian parliament today, triggering violent clashes with polic...

Why This Could Be The Most Brutal Political Encounter Of All Time...

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK

One is a Speedo-wearing boxing pro, the other is a judo-loving former KGB agent - the question is, who would win in a fight between Russian President ...

Just 100 People Carry Out Almost All The World's Internet Crime

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech

The head of Europol's Cybercrime Centre has told the BBC that the large majority of all cybercrime is carried out by just 100 highly-trained individua...

Collision Between Geopolitics and Markets

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

"We come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope," said US President Obama during his address to the United Nations. Stock markets still do not feel the same urgency. There is a huge gap between geopolitical reality and the financial markets.

Mehdi Hasan

Former Top General's Ambitious Timeline To Beat Isis

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Politics

The West's war against IS could be "over in six months" if the US and UK governments were to put "boots on the ground", the former head of the British...

Russian Parliament Approves Bill Allowing Government To Seize Western Assets

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill granting compensation to those affected by Western sanctions and allowing the government ...

Why Democracy Won't Win in Hong Kong, But Why You Should Watch the Show Anyway

Alessandro Fiorotto | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Alessandro Fiorotto

It is unlikely that these demonstrations seen today in Hong Kong will bring about significant change. Nevertheless, whether you are a democracy advocating global citizen, a government looking at how best to peacefully manage demonstrations, or just someone interested in international politics and what life in a future, more developed, China might look like, today's protests are a significant event worth watching closely.

After Russia's Annexation of Crimea, a Nation Under Siege

Dr Rory Finnin | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Rory Finnin

They are not only subjecting a people traumatized by Stalinist violence to new threats and backdoor deportations. They are showing an implicit disdain for, and testing the limits of, a tradition of Muslim non-violence and political moderation that the world needs to support and understand today.

A time to grieve and a time to dance

Conor Fortune | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK
Conor Fortune

Ekaterina Khomenko's throat was slit when a street cleaner found her in a car with the engine still running in St Petersburg earlier this month. Acc...

Scottish Referendum Could Have Been Rigged.. Say The Russians

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Politics

The Scottish independence referendum vote violated international rules, according to Russian observers who say the rooms used to count the votes were ...

More Faux Democracy in the European Parliament

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

It's nothing new. Week in, week out, these things happen in Brussels and Strasbourg. The only difference is, most of the time the decisions don't play dice with national security.

Special Role for Scottish Jews?

Jonathan Romain | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK
Jonathan Romain

Whichever way the vote goes on Thursday, there will need to be a process of healing afterwards, because the big irony has been that in debating whether to divide from England, the Scots have actually divided themselves from each other, not just political groups but neighbours and families. Perhaps Scottish Jews, used to reconciling multiple identities over the centuries, can be part of the process.

Russia: Helping European Companies Deal With the Impact of Import Bans

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The situation is far from being resolved. Despite the agreed cease-fire, fighting continues in Eastern Ukraine and the EU has already announced further sanctions.

EU Sanctions: Necessary, Effective and Timely

David Lidington | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics
David Lidington

This week the European Union imposed further sanctions on Russia. This decision followed months of destabilisation of Ukraine by Russia, and months of political and diplomatic efforts to restore peace and stability.

Markets Blind to Geopolitical Risks?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK
Andy Langenkamp

Monetary blinders Neither stock markets nor oil prices have responded strongly to geopolitical unrest. On the contrary, recently stock indices have b...

MH17 First Findings Reveal Crew Had No Warning Of Explosion

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

The first findings from the investigation into the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash have revealed that the crew and passengers had no warning befor...

Russia Threatens To Force Western Airlines Into Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Politics

Russia has threatened to block Western flights over its airspace if the European Union brings in more sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, in a step tha...

'We're All Going To Miss Those Horny Little F*** Lizards': John Oliver Pays Tribute To Russia's Sex Geckos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Comedy

'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver' launched the hashtag campaign #getthosegeckos in a bid to get Russia's five space geckos home safely. Sadly, i...

Meanwhile, In Russia... A Man Tries To Get A Cow Into The Back Of A Car

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Comedy

And amazingly, he succeeds. Yes, folks, it's the cow-rustling, Russian-style. Of course, you know what this reminds us of, don't you? The old jo...

Britain To Spearhead Nato Rapid-Reaction Force

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK

Britain is to a head up a new rapid-reaction Nato "spearhead" force designed to deter Russian further aggression against former Soviet bloc states in ...

Nato Leaders Warn Putin 'We Will Fight Back'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

Nato leaders have ramped up the pressure on President Vladimir Putin - with a warning they will fight back against any incursion by Moscow against all...