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Shock And Tributes From Family And Friends Of MH17 Passengers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

People have posted their shock and tributes to family and friends who were on board the downed plane MH17, as grieving relatives arrive at the airport...

First Graphic Pictures Of Flight MH17

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

Graphic pictures of the debris from flight MH17 have emerged showing charred debris and body parts in a field in Ukraine's eastern region. Almost 300 ...

Who Could Have Shot Down Malaysia Airlines MH17?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Just minutes after reports emerged that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 had crashed in Eastern Ukraine, speculation and accusation began about who could...

BREAKING: Malaysia Airlines Passenger Jet MH17 'Shot Down In Ukraine Near Russian Border'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

Almost 300 people have died including reportedly, nine Britons, after a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was apparently shot down near the Russia - Ukr...

Is European Fascism on the Rise?

Jo Simmons | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

Though Russia has trumpeted its goal of fighting fascism more or less continuously since the Second World War, many in Europe have assumed such an ideology to be definitively outmoded. Today, the West must figure out how to speak to disenfranchised citizens in a meaningful way, to show them that dysfunctional democracies can be reformed, and that directing political frustration at society's most vulnerable members is never a constructive way forward.

So This 262ft Wide Hell Mouth Just Opened In Northern Siberia & No One Knows What It Is

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

A 262ft crater wide has opened up in a remote region of Siberia. The mysterious hole appeared in a mountainous area of the far north in Yamal – ...

Four Teams Who Will Drastically Improve Before Russia 2018

Joe Cooper | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

Brazil 2014 started with a bang and a flurry of group game goals, though the tournament somewhat petered out in the knockout stages as nerves and disjointed football took hold... here is a list of three other sides who failed to impress in Brazil, but should be a lot stronger during the next World Cup in Russia.

Freak Russian Ice Storm Pelts Sunbathers With Hail The Size Of Golfballs

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK

It must have felt like the end of days for these beach goers when a cyclone pelting hailstones the size of golf balls tore onto the scene. Smartph...

Ordinary Places That Conceal Hidden Riches | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Nature is full of mysteries. A hidden cove here; a unique rock formation there. A curiously pink lake; a cave that glows in the dark. The richness and diversity of nature is what prompts us to seek out these concealed places and one-of-a-kind wonders.

Russia's New Tram Looks Like The Future

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech

This is Russia's new tram, and it honestly looks like something out of a science fiction film. Called the Russia One or R1 it's a state-of-the-art 'iP...

Galloway Doubles Pay Packet With Appearances On Russia, Arab Channels

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

George Galloway has earned £65,000 in just six months as a presenter and guest for dubious state-run broadcasters. The Bradford MP is the highest ...

Is It Curtains For Ukraine's Pro-Russia Rebels?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

After months of fighting and a handful of dodgy referendums, Ukraine's pro-Russia rebels are preparing a dramatic "last stand" against government forc...

Russia's Ban on Swearing in the Arts - I Say Nyet!

Neil Durkin | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

I haven't seen much media coverage of the new ban on swear words in the arts in Russia and I was initially suspicious that it was some kind of hoax. A cock and bull story ...

How Ukraine Can Begin to Move Forward

Mohammad Zahoor | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK
Mohammad Zahoor

I have always been non-partisan when it comes to politics in the Ukraine - where I have lived since I was 19 years old - but I think that to be neutral in today's situation is criminal. You have to say what you see and say what you think as the country faces it's most dangerous challenges since World War II.

Yes, That Is An iPhone With Putin's Face Engraved In Gold On The Back

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

The iPhone is a truly revolutionary product that's in the hands of millions of people -- and that's precisely the problem. How are you supposed to sta...

Putin's Bad Language

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

President Putin's confident geopolitical swagger seems at odds with Russia's recent, petty moves to choke the life out of language...

The Importance of Soft Power

Stephen Liddell | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK
Stephen Liddell

Most people are familiar with what is known as Hard Power. The idea that someone with more swords, bigger guns and overwhelming military ability can force someone to do something against their will but which is almost entirely in favour of those holding the gun. History is full of situations, the ancient Chinese, Persians, Romans all the way through to the British, French, American and Russians...

Drones To Start Delivering Pizza In Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech

Drones will soon fill the skies Russia is now the next company to start offering pizza deliveries via the air-borne quadcopters. ...

WATCH: Road Rage Driver Attacks Car Carrying Young Children With An Axe

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

A driver has been filmed launching a ferocious road rage attack on a car – armed with an axe. The man stepped out of his vehicle, grabbed the we...

The Threat of Russian Expansionism Is Not Over

James Snell | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, Russia has been its own nation, but one which sought to exert the same influence on nearby countries as it did in its previous incarnation. President Putin, a former official in the sinister KGB, well schooled in the police state methodology, seeks to replicate this today...

It's Still About the Oil

Justin Huggler | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

The Iraq war was always about oil. The ISIS extremists who are trying to seize control of the country's largest refinery know that. Everyone was braced for the battle for Baghdad. But first they went after the oil. Just like the Americans.

Puppets of Putin? Russian Secret Agents 'Have Infiltrated Greenpeace'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

Russian secret agents have infiltrated Greenpeace and other campaign groups to co-ordinate the war against fracking, it has been alleged. After Rus...

Stray Cat Breaks Into Zoo, Becomes Best Friends With A Lynx

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Comedy

And today's Unusual Animal Friendship Story is... this one! Yes, say hello - or rather, privet - to the cat and the lynx in St Petersburg Zoo who h...

Russian Aircraft Intercepted By RAF Typhoons

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK

British fighter planes were scrambled on Tuesday to intercept "multiple Russian aircraft" as part of Nato's on-going mission to police the airspace of...

The Immiseration of Yarmouk

Neil Durkin | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

This photograph of people in the besieged area of Yarmouk [photo from recent update] waiting to get some food at an outdoor soup kitchen is yet another reminder of what it's come to in Syria. Gruelling blockades, endless indiscriminate bombardment, destitution, pain, hunger.