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One Year On - The Sparks Which Could Reignite 'Hot War' in Ukraine

Richard Howitt | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Howitt

The last week has left me in no doubt that this is quite literally a fight for Europe within Ukraine. Europe has to consider very carefully the consequences for all of us whether it is a fight we can afford to be lost and to decide for ourselves exactly what constitutes victory or defeat? Cold war, hot war or no war at all.

Chilling Footage Reveals The Reality For 'Gay' Couples Who Hold Hands In Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

This simple act of holding hands on the streets of Russia was an experience fraught with fear, two men have revealed. The duo, both straight actor...

Russia Has A New Weapon In The Battle To Combat 'Gay Fever'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin's party United Russia has unveiled a new flag designed to combat so-called "gay fever" just weeks after the US supreme court ruled that...

Something Exploded Over Russia But Mysteriously All The Evidence Has Vanished

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Tech

On Sunday 6 July, Russian student Ana Zhmaeva filmed on her smartphone what she thought was a mid-air plane crash over St Petersburg, Russia. I...

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...