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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...

Russia Today Belatedly Remembers Which Side It's In 'The Thick Of It' Type Moment

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

Russia Today, the broadcaster accused of spouting Kremlin propaganda throughout the war in Ukraine, announced that Kiev and Moscow had agreed a ceasef...

Ukraine And Russia Agree Ceasefire -- But Here's Why That Won't Stop The Fighting

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

Ukraine and Russia have reached a tentative deal to put an end to the fighting in eastern Ukraine, though officials could not say whether in practice ...

Dash Cam Captures Moment Car Gets Hit By A Tornado

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Tech

A car dash cam has captured the inside of a tornado after it was left on by the owner of the car in a small village in Bashkiria, Russia. The incre...

Fidel Castro Says Nato Are Just Like The Nazis

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

Cuba's aging former leader Fidel Castro has accused the West of war-mongering in the Middle East and eastern Europe, comparing Nato to the Nazi SS. ...

Brave BBC Reporter Won't Take No For An Answer From Putin In Dramatic TV Stare-Down

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin has boasted that he could take the Ukrainian capital Kiev in "two weeks", according to reports of a telephone conversation between Russ...

Putin Reminds West Russia Is One Of The 'Largest Nuclear Powers'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK

Do not "mess with Russia" was the bellicose offering from Vladimir Putin on Friday, as the Russia President reminded an increasingly exasperated West ...

Canada And Russia Go To War (On Twitter)

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK

One of Ukraine's Western allies has intervened in its proxy, undeclared war against Russia - on Twitter. Canada, or more specifically the Twitter a...

Putin Preaches Peace... But Sends In Troops

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK

President Vladimir Putin's claims that he wants a peaceful solution to the crisis in Ukraine are "not credible" while tanks roll across the border, Da...

Putin's Crossing and the 'Chocolate King'

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK
Oggy Boytchev

'Dear comrade Putin,' says a woman who has lost a leg by a shrapnel during shelling near her home town in eastern Ukraine, 'we're told that fighters and weapons are coming across from Russia. Take pity on us because we're choking from grief and in blood. Please take back your men.'

Moscow Accused Of 'Provocative Acts' After Convoys Enter Ukraine Without Permission

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Britain has accused Moscow of "provocative acts" after Russian lorries said to contain humanitarian aid entered Ukraine without permission. More than ...

The Unacceptable Face of Putinism

David Clark | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Politics
David Clark

The first step should be for the European Union to follow US policy in putting Igor Sechin on the sanctions list of individuals subject to travel bans and asset freezes. The US included Sechin on its list because of the immense influence he has exerted during Russia's lurch towards authoritarian nationalism.

The Kremlin's Tortured Relationship with the Truth

Endeavour Press | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK
Endeavour Press

The convoy is part of a much wider Kremlin campaign of deception and disinformation - the famed Maskirovka - along with the deadpan denials of the seemingly obvious by Putin and his cronies, and the hoary old tactic of accusing its opponents of its own misdeeds. No untruth, it seems, is too brazen or implausible to pass Moscow's lips.

What I Know About War in Ukraine

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
Inna Shevchenko

I'll tell you what I know about war in Ukraine, and life there. Some of you will scream "you are not there!" and that's right, I'm not in Ukraine but in France, and the war is not where I am but in Ukraine. However, as are all Ukrainians, I'm living this war too, even though I'm far away from it. It's like a long-distance relationship, and I know those very well.

Androgyne Russian Groom & Bride Tie The Knot In Identical White Wedding Dresses

Will Stewart | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK

Two Russian “brides” have defied official disapproval and tied the knot in a Moscow registry office, it has been revealed. Despite receiving a...