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Thomson Plane 'Came Within 1,000ft Of Missile' En Route To Sharm El-Sheikh

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.11.2015 | UK

A Thomson flight from London Stansted came within 1,000ft of a missile while en route to Sharm el-Sheikh, it has been claimed. The Daily Mail repor...

Bomb Downed The Flight According To Analysis Of Flight Data Recorder

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

A bomb downed the MetroJet plane that crashed in Egypt on Saturday, according to analysis of the flight date recorder. The plane crashed in the Sinai ...

Russian Leaders Accuse Charlie Hebdo Of 'Blasphemy' Over Crash Cartoons

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

Charlie Hebdo has sparked ire in the east after two cartoons were published in Wednesday’s edition satirising last weekend’s MetroJet plane crash ...

Deception and Decease: Human Shields In Syria Were Never Just A Deterrent

Sophia Hyatt | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Politics
Sophia Hyatt

"How can we stop Bashar al-Assad's air strikes on a Damascus suburb?" he inquired. "I know" said one. "We'll booby trap the area with cages containi...

Kremlin Says It's 'Shocking' If Britain Didn't Share Intelligence On Downed Russian Plane

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK

David Cameron declared Thursday it was "more likely than not" that a bomb brought down a Metrojet flight packed with Russian tourists -- a scenario th...

Elton John Reveals What Putin Really Said To Him During LGBT Phone Call

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin was "very apologetic" when he called Elton John to discuss gay rights after Russian pranksters played a hoax on the singer a few weeks ...

US Official: Russian Metrojet Airliner 'Most Likely' Brought Down By ISIS Bomb

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

A member of the US intelligence community said on Wednesday a bomb planted by ISIS “most likely” caused Saturday's crash of a Russian jet in Sinai...

If You're Not Worried About Russia's Ability To Shut Down The Internet, You Should Be

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Tech

Recent reports have suggested that deep beneath the ocean, something ominous is taking place. According to sources inside the US intelligence communit...

Russian Plane Brought Down By 'External Influence'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK

Technical faults were not to blame for the Russian plane crash on Saturday, officials have said, adding to speculation that the aircraft may have been...

ISIS Claim It Brought Down Airliner 'Almost Certainly Nonsense'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 31.10.2015 | UK

An Islamic State claim that it brought down the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt with the loss of 224 lives, is "almost certainly nonsense", an exp...

More Than 200 People Confirmed Dead In Egypt Plane Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 31.10.2015 | UK

More than 200 people died when a plane crashed in Sinai, Egypt, it has been confirmed. The Airbus A-321 was bound for St Petersburg crashed shortly...

Russian Female Space Crew Preparing For Moon Mission Asked About 'Men And Make-Up'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK

An all-female Russian space crew who are trialling for a potential trip to the moon in 2029 have been inundated with ridiculous questions during a pre...

Moscow's Magnificent Underground Network Is The Most Beautiful In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK

Forget walls of advertisements and the scuttle of rodents carrying pizza; Moscow's magnificent underground stations are the most beautiful in the worl...

Michael Fallon: UK Should Strike IS In Syria Despite Fear Of Russia Clash

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK

The "worrying" threat of clashes with Russia should not prevent Britain from joining airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) in Syria, Michael Fallon ha...

Russia Today Spends 3 Minutes Trying To Prove Hillary Clinton Is 'Illuminati Candidate'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK

Broadcaster Russia Today has aired a bizarre dig at Hillary Clinton, devoting a three-minute report to attempting to prove the US presidential hopeful...

Russia Shopping Mall Bear Shot Dead In Children's Playground By Police

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

A bear has been shot by authorities in Russia after frantically trying to escape a shopping centre. The large mammal can be seen on security camera...

Chilling Animation Of The Moment MH17 Was Hit By A Buk Missile

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK

Animations of the moment that a missile hit Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have been released, showing graphic details of the blast. The chilling re...

Ghostly Images Show Gnarled Wreckage Of MH17 Bolted Back Together

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK

The reconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane was unveiled on Tuesday, as investigators delivered their final report on the fate of the f...

MH17 Was Downed By A Russian-Made Buk Missile

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was destroyed by a Buk surface-to-air missile, the chairman of the Dutch Safety Board has confirmed. Tjibbe Joustra ...

Russia: Anything You Can Do...

Alistair Burnett | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

Watching Russia's military intervention in Syria unfold has taken me back to my secondary school days when we put on the musical Annie Get Your Gun.

Russia and Iran Are Not Allies Against ISIS

Dr Andrew Foxall | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Andrew Foxall

Co-authored with Mr. Tom Wilson. Dr Andrew Foxall is Director of the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, a London-based international...

Grab Your Tin Hats -- Russian Aircraft Are Violating NATO Airspace

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Tensions surrounding Russian military airstrikes in Syria escalated on Monday after it was revealed Moscow’s warplanes twice violated NA...

Russian Weather Forecaster In Bizarre Segment On Syrian Airstrikes

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

Conditions in Syria are perfect for fighter jets taking to the sky and launching airstrikes, a Russian weather forecaster said on the country's state ...

Will Vladimir Putin Save the World?

David Spencer | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
David Spencer

There has been precious little to praise about the regime of Vladimir Putin in recent years. His actions in stoking civil war in Ukraine and annexing the Crimea region is criminal under international law, his crackdown on political opposition and dissenting voices has seen numerous state-sponsored and the oppression that can be experienced in Russia by ethnic and religious minorities, and the LGBT community, is shocking and criminally under-reported here in the west.

Russia Opens a Window of Opportunity in Syria

Alistair Burnett | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In the fog of claim and counter claim over the real target of Russian air strikes in Syria one thing is clear: Russia's direct intervention is intensifying the war and that means even more civilian deaths and more refugees fleeing to neighbouring states and Europe.