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The Mistrals: An Ill-Wind for EU Arms Transfer Controls

Roy Isbister | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Politics
Roy Isbister

It is not just France's credibility that's at stake over the way it has handled a sale of two Mistral class assault ships to Russia, but the credibility of the whole EU Common Position on arms transfers.

Of Russia, Figs and Boarding Passes

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

In places like the Vladikavkaz market, informal communities who have no idea what NGOs are may prove themselves much stronger and more dynamic in the defence of their interests than the marginalised NGOs themselves, which Russia attacks in a Cervantian manner reminiscent of tilting at windmills.

You Know It's Bad When Reddit Gets Creeped Out

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech

The Russian webcam leak story has dominated the headlines and rightly so, however what you might not realise is that Reddit users knew about the site ...

Number Of Unscheduled Russian Military Flights Above Baltic Has Doubled

AP | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

NATO's chief said Thursday that Russia's growing military presence in the skies above the Baltic region is unjustified and that its aircraft regularly...

Russia Appears To Have A Space Weapon In Orbit Around Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Tech

Concerns have been raised that a mysterious object that Russia put into orbit could in fact be some form of top secret space weapon. Known as Objec...

Drinker Not Flustered By AK-47-Wielding Mobsters Is The Coolest Guy In Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

What do you do when 35 armed, masked men storm into a restaurant when you're having a relaxing drink? This Russian video shows a man remaining asto...

Giant Mysterious Flash Lights Up Siberian Sky

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech

A few days ago, Russia's Sverdlovsk region was lit up by a massive flash of light in the sky leaving locals stunned. The problem is though, no on h...

10 Extreme Examples of Propaganda

AllTime10s | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

Battles have been fought and cities have been built in the name of propaganda. From a fake invasion to a horribly homophobic film, these are some of t...

Train Surfing Hasn't Got Any Safer, Or Less Stupid

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech

A famous video of Russian kids train surfing has once again risen to the surface of the internet following the death of 21 year old Brian McClellen wh...

England Could Be Out Of The 2018 World Cup In Record Time...

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Sport

The whole of Europe should boycott the next World Cup if Fifa does not root out the corruption that makes it "beyond ridicule", the former head of the...

Gorbachev, the Pious Fool

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

By the end of the Cold War, the West has gotten to know a voice of sanity from Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, or "Gorby" as West Germans tenderly called. He was a smart politician, a politician indeed rather than a supreme ruler of the second most powerful superpower equipped with the deadliest weapons of mass destruction.

New Video Shot Moments After MH17 Crash Is Absolutely Terrifying

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK

A video of the doomed MH17 Malaysia Airlines flight, showing just how close it came to hitting villager's homes in eastern Ukraine, has emerged four m...

Russian Media's MH17 Claims Dubbed 'Preposterous'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

An attempt by Russian state television to produce evidence denying Russian responsibility for the downing of MH17 has been mocked and branded "prepost...

Putin Trying To Reclaim 'Lost Glories' Of The Soviet Union

AP | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin is underlining his presence at a major summit of world leaders in Australia by stationing warships in waters off the country's northeas...

Russia Threatened With Sanctions As Tanks 'Roll Into Ukraine'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

Russia could face tougher EU sanctions if it continues to "bully" its smaller neighbour Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron has warned. Cameron w...

Meanwhile, In Russia... Dozens Of People Unite To Pull Car Out Of A Snowy Ditch

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Now THIS is teamwork... ...and a video that perfectly demonstrates Robert the Bruce's famous adage. Bravo, chaps! Or however you say that in Rus...

The Fact No One Dies In This Dash-Cam Video Is Amazing

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

A dash cam in Russia has captured what might be one of the most miraculous crash escapes we've ever seen. The video captures the moment a pedestria...

Foreign Office Looking Into Claims White Widow Was Gunned Down By Russian Sniper

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

Officials are looking into the extraordinary claim by a Russian News Agency that the British Jihadi Samantha Lewthwaite, better known as the 'White Wi...

Russia Takes Down iPhone Memorial As 'Gay Propaganda'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech

An iPhone memorial in St Petersburg has been taken down under instructions from its owner as he believes it could now be classed as 'gay propaganda' a...

ANOTHER Russian Bomber Intercepted By RAF

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK

RAF Typhoons intercepted a Russian Bear bomber as it approached UK airspace yesterday, the second flypast by aircraft from Vladimir Putin's air force ...

Russian Military Flights Increasingly Violating European Airspace

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK

Nato has reported an "unusual" spike in Russian military flights in European airspace after British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters were scrambled to i...

Press Told To 'Shut Their Traps' Over Putin Cancer Rumours

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK

Russia has angrily dismissed rumours that Vladimir Putin has cancer, telling the speculative media to "dream on." Putin's spokesman on Wednesday sl...

Cold War Realignment As Poland Moves Troops To Eastern Border

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK

Poland will move thousands of troops toward its eastern borders in a historic realignment of a military structure built in the Cold War, the country's...

Man Who Mummified 26 Girls' Corpses And Dressed Them For Parties 'Not Fit For Trial'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK

A man who dug up 150 graves so he could dress up the bodies of girls and hold parties with them has been deemed not fit for trial. Anatoly Mosk...

The Luckiest Girl In Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK

This remarkable video shows a small Ukrainian girl narrowly escaping the shelling of Shakhtar Donetsk’s Donbass Arena on Monday. The CCTV footag...