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The World Is Looking Away While People in Aleppo Are Slaughtered

Robin Lustig | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Too often the world looks the other way when thousands of people are being slaughtered. Action must be taken and the violence must be stopped. To say something is difficult is not sufficient, and to turn away is immoral.

Too Much Too Young: The Children Of Aleppo

Neil Durkin | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

In just one recent four-week period (mid-September to mid-October) something like 120 children were killed by the barrel bombing and air strikes in east Aleppo. That's an average of four or five children killed every day. It's an absolute tragedy and nothing can justify it. The wider situation for children in Syria is beyond bleak.

The Waugh Zone October 25, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, October 24… 1) BREXODUS, MOVEMENT OF THEIR PEOPLE The attempt to clear ‘The Jungle’ camp in ...

British Navy Escorts Russian Warships Through The English Channel

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK

A flotilla of Russian warships en route to Syria passed through the English Channel on Friday morning. Britain deployed its own warships to monitor th...

Presidential Debates Ignore The American People

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

The three debates reflected a microcosm of American media - frame a narrow spectrum to them all their lives, and people will rarely think outside of it. Ask yourself this, especially if you will vote on November 8th - does America need a new brand of alt right nationalism? A rise in anger towards the immigrants who only work to benefit the countries that house them? Or does it need more of the same? More flawed foreign policy, more bowing to the corporate and banking worlds?

Too Much Russia On Their Minds

Alistair Burnett | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

The old saying "people who live in glasshouses shouldn't throw stones" isn't a call to stay silent; but it should be taken as an invocation to avoid hypocrisy if you want your words and actions to carry weight. Double standards have practical consequences.

Pound Store Thatcher And Trump - The Worst Of All 80s Revivals

Will Black | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Will Black

The 80s revival has been gathering momentum in recent years. The way things are going, it is possible that Glastonbury 2017 revellers will be able to see Howard Jones, Shakin' Stevens, Simply Red and Bros.

John McDonnell Says He Won't March On Russian Embassy To Protest Syria Attacks

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK

John McDonnell has said he will refuse to protest against Russian aggression in Syria by marching outside the country’s embassy in London. The shado...

Boris: West Should Consider 'Military' Option In Syria

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Politics

The West should consider fresh military action to help protect civilians in Syria, Boris Johnson has declared. In a stern warning to the Assad regime ...

The Waugh Zone October 13, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday, October 13… 1) SM-OTHER RUSSIA With his pal Donald Trump stumbling in the polls, Vladimir Puti...

Russian Embassy Warns Citizens of 'Killer Clown' Craze Sweeping The UK

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK

The Russian Embassy has warned its citizens to be aware of the ‘killer clown’ craze sweeping the UK after Boris Johnson urged the public to march ...

Labour: Russia Focus 'Diverts' Attention From US Atrocities in Syria

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Politics

Focus on Russian bombing in Syria “diverts” attention away from atrocities by the US-led coalition in the country, Jeremy Corbyn’s spokesman has...

'Stop The War' Deputy's 'Car Crash' Interview Ends With Call To Oppose The West

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK

The deputy chair of the Stop the War coalition has suggested the most important factor in stopping the conflict in Syria is to “oppose the West”. ...

Boris Johnson Wants To See Protests Outside The Russian Embassy Over Syria Atrocities

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK

Boris Johnson has encouraged people to march on the Russian embassy over the country’s role in the Syrian conflict. The foreign secretary told the C...

Russia: 'We Support An Eastern European Woman For Secretary-General'

Ben Donaldson | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK
Ben Donaldson

The 1 for 7 Billion campaign will continue to campaign for a fair, open process that will boost the legitimacy and mandate of the UN's Secretary-General, leading to, we hope, an improvement in the Organisation's vital role in delivering life-saving work across the globe.

New Evidence Suggests Russian Version Of How MH17 Crashed Is Wrong (Again)

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK

Investigators have unveiled new evidence MH17 was shot down by a Buk missile moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia. Russia has fiercely contested cla...

Syria, Yemen And How Double Standards Block The Path to Peace

Alistair Burnett | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

As the siege of Syria's second city Aleppo intensifies again and the Saudi campaign in Yemen grinds on, there is an urgent need for the main powers to get back round the table and at least agree to stop fuelling the conflicts. But this week has shown that prospect seems remote.

Host City Criticism Is The New Olympic Sport

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Sport
Preetam Kaushik

The number of sports featured in the Olympic Games, for various reasons, changes constantly. The 2016 Rio de Janeiro event had 28 games, as had the previous three Olympics since 2000. In 2012, the games in London had only 26 after baseball and softball were dropped by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Russian River Flowing Through The Arctic Circle Turns Blood Red

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK

A river that winds through a Russian city within the Arctic Circle has turned a disturbing shade of deep red. The Daldykan River near Norilsk in Siber...

I Went On Holiday To Russia And All I Got Was This Lousy Replica Kalashnikov Automatic Assault Rifle

Neil Durkin | Posted 28.08.2016 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Allowing passengers to cram a plane's overhead lockers with large imitation AK-47s seems an odd thing to permit in these days of heightened airport security (where every 100ml-plus container of moisturiser is banned and travellers are ordered to remove their shoes at the er, drop of a hat), but there you go

Russia May Be Threatening Ukraine Again, But Any Further Escalation for Them Would Be Counterproductive

Michael Day | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Politics
Michael Day

Whether this is another case of sabre-rattling by the Russians or something more sinister, it remains the truth that an invasion of Ukraine would be so complex and costly it would tie up Russia for years, making any interference in the Baltic States by Putin to be quixotic to the extent that along with his involvement in Ukraine and Syria, it may prove instantly fatal to his regime.

10 Pictures That Prove Russian Olympians *Really* Don't Like Coming Second

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK

Any sort of podium place at the Olympics or Paralympics is an incredible achievement. But some athletes are still pretty gutted to miss out on gold. N...

Contrary to the Headlines, Athletics Is Clean and Rio Will Be Incredible

Ewan Somerville | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ewan Somerville

With the Rio Olympics fast approaching, track and field athletics is once again embroiled in scandal, controversy, and disgust. Or in the media it is. On Friday night I was lucky enough to bear witness to the electricity meter at the London Olympic Stadium explode with the buzz of the Anniversary Games. It was just fantastic for the world to focus solely on the talent...

Why the Trident Vote Is a Masterclass by the New PM

Paul Baines | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Baines

The Trident vote is a smart bit of work by the new PM - a chess move on the board of Westminster that signals what we can expect from Theresa May in the coming years.

Political Experiments, Divisive Narratives: How Brexit Jolted Memories of Soviet Collapse

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

The morning after the UK referendum, on 24 June, I woke up feeling a strong sense of déjà-vu: that I had seen and gone through it all before, around...