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Is It Time For Britain To Send A Message To Putin?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

In light of the Ukraine crisis and fears of further land grabs from Russia, Britain should make a "military statement" to Vladimir Putin the former he...

Ukrainians Taken Away With 'Hands Tied' After Russian Troops Storm Crimea Naval Base

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

Ukrainians at a a key naval base in Crimea have been rounded-up by the Russian army and driven away, reportedly with their hands tied. The Feodosia...

From Tory Bingo To Kate Bush: The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Well, that was the week that was. The week that George Osborne produced his new Budget (and a new pound coin) - and Grant Shapps produced a Tory Bingo...

The Putin Stare That Says 'We Don't Care What You Think'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

To the booming chords of the Russian national anthem, president Vladimir Putin stood with his features set in grim determination, as the plan he had s...

Coping With Cyber Threats : An Agenda for Corporates

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Cyber threats are growing virally, necessitating a new approach in combating them by the corporate world, who even today regard antivirus programs and firewalls as a baseline for their security efforts.

EU Leaders Add 12 More Senior Moscow Figures To Sanctions List

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

EU leaders have added 12 more individuals to its sanction list, following talks in Brussels last night. Senior figures from Moscow have been slappe...

This Assault Of A Kiev TV Chief By A Far-Right MP Is Pretty Worrying

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

A nationalist Ukrianian MP was one of five men who brutally assaulted the head of a television station in Kiev, forcing him to write a letter of resig...

Crimea Referendum: A Breakdown Of How People Voted

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Comedy

HuffPost UK Comedy breaks down the reasons for Crimea's overwhelming decision to join the Russian Federation, courtesy of returning officers Robin Fla...

Scrap Metal Dealer Makes Incredible £20m Discovery

PA | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

A scrap metal dealer who bought a golden egg at a US bric-a-brac market discovered it is an ultra-rare Faberge egg worth around £20 million. The u...

Pro-Russians Storm Ukrainian Naval Base In Crimea

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

A group of pro-Russian protesters have entered a Ukrainian naval base in Sevastapol, Crimea, after breaking through a perimeter fence outside the buil...

A Shadow of War Over Europe

Sir Christopher Meyer | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Sir Christopher Meyer

Make no mistake - the Cold War is back. As with the first Cold War the main task is to ensure that it does not turn hot. Paradoxically, the way to achieve that is for NATO, with all the clarity it can muster, to tell Putin that a move against the Baltic states would be met by military retaliation. It is the message that should come out of the crisis summit which president Obama has called for next week. It's scary, but Putin, like so many of his predecessors, understands all too well the language of force.

The Funeral Of Jewish Ukrainian Activist Had Some Surprising Attendees

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Standing sombre in a line, clad in black and their straight arms raised at the ominous angle clutching pistols, the members of Kiev's far right group ...

Crimea Will Always Be Ukrainian... This Is Our Land and We Won't Give It Away to Anyone!

Yulia Tymoshenko | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Yulia Tymoshenko

I feel sorry for the people of Russia. They are being led into a totalitarian abyss of economic and spiritual collapse which goes hand-in-hand with poverty and devastation. Using degrading and immoral means, the Russian government has destroyed the notion of truth with their mad propaganda for the occupation of Ukraine.

Russia Isn't Taking This Crisis Very Seriously At All

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

It might be the most serious geopolitical crisis in a decade, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with it. The jokes keep on flowing from the ...

Putin Blasts 'Double-Standards' Of West Over Crimea

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin has launched a blistering offensive on the West's "baffling, primitive, and blatant" posturing over Crimea, quipping that it is "better...

This 'Yes, Prime Minister' Clip From 1986 Could Easily Be Applied To Russia Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose, as the Germans say. Just check out this clip from the very first episode of 'Yes, Prime Minister' - whi...

Clampdown on Free Speech in Russia Might Be Temporary

Marina Kim | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
Marina Kim

When the fuss about Crimea dies down, the grip on the freedom of speech must lessen, and the self-imposed iron curtain must go up. I might be in the minority but I am optimistic that it is going to happen.

Putin Aide Only Cares About Tupac Shakur, Doesn't Care About US Sanctions

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin's top aide has voiced his total indifference to sanctions imposed on him following Crimea’s referendum to join Russia, audaciously sa...

Incredible Time Lapse Video Shows 1,000 Years Of European Border Changes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

This fascinating video lays bare the fluidity of Europe's borders, carved up into smaller and smaller chunks, then merged and broken again over 1,000 ...

'Tortured' Tatar Protester Found Dead In Crimea

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

A Crimean Tatar who had been protesting against Russian troops in the Black Sea peninsula has been found dead, days after he was seen being hauled awa...

Crimea Tensions Rise As EU And USA Impose Sanctions On Russia

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

The European Union and the US have unveiled sanctions against senior Russian officials involved in the Crimea stand-off - and warned of more to come i...

If The Scottish Referendum Was Like The Crimean One

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Comedy


East Ukraine Will Be Next To Join Us, Says Crimean Deputy PM

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

The referendum vote in Crimea was the "first step" in an eventual takeover of eastern Ukraine by Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliev has ...

Anything Less Is Capitulation

James Davis | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
James Davis

What exactly are we supposed to negotiate? The conditions under which Russia can occupy a neighboring state? Or how much of the Ukraine it can keep? No- Europe needs to choose between the two remaining options. Anything less is capitulation.

The Time Is Now to Move Away From Russian Gas

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

When countries set out their cases for energy independence, the main reason is generally cited as the need to ease reliance on oil and gas from unfriendly places. President Barack Obama's 'All of the Above' energy strategy for example, a plan that has seen this US administration extract more fossil fuels than any other, is very much predicated on the need to lessen oil imports from Iran and Saudi Arabia.