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Not Lovin' It: McDonald's Becomes Latest Victim In US-Russia Tensions

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

The opening of Russia’s first McDonald’s restaurant in Moscow 24 years ago was seen as a powerful symbol of the end of the Cold War, and the ascen...

The Russia Situation Highlights the Money Problem at the Heart of UK Politics

Jack Butler | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jack Butler

It's time to establish a limit on political donations. It's time to eliminate the threat of corruption and remove the possibility of big-money donors ruling the roost over elected politicians. We don't want to go down the American route, where all politics is awash with corporate money to an obscene extent.

MH17 and Israeli Air Strikes: How the West Responds to Civilian Casualties

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

The continuing conflict between Israel and Palestine is complex, far-reaching and historically rooted. Even the most conscientious and politically active individual may find it difficult to maintain a comprehensive level of awareness. However, events like the crash of MH17 remind us that even our privileged position in a peaceful Western nation can't protect us entirely from the fall-out of foreign conflicts.

Russian Satellite Is Full Of Sex Lizards And Out Of Control

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech

Above: doomed? God speed, brave lizards. A Russian satellite filled with lizards having sex with each other is 'out of control', authorities ha...

'Forgive Us, Netherlands' - At Least This Russian Newspaper Is Sorry For MH17

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

One of Russia's leading newspapers has dedicated its front page to a moving apology to the Dutch people for the downing of MH17. The full page pict...

Is This Man The Solution To The Gaza Conflict?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

Vladimir Putin, not content with the escalating conflict in Ukraine, now apparently wants to get involved in the violent situation in the Gaza Strip. ...

Ukraine's Prime Minister Resigns, Leaving Parliament In Chaos

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation, according to local media. “In connection with the breakup of the parl...

Putin's Ukraine Clash Hits Him In The Wallet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Politics

Vladimir Putin's military engagement with Ukraine has taken its toll on Russia's economy as the International Monetary Fund has issued a withering ver...

Idealists, Convicts, Misfits and Russians: A Civilian's Tale in Eastern Ukraine

Tom Johnson | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Johnson

In times of war, except in cases of extreme tragedy, the plight of the civilian is often ignored. The devastating shooting down of flight MH17 served only to cruelly to remind us that the civilian costs in war are often just as great as the military ones...

'Death Hunters' Cause More Grief For Families Of MH17 Victims

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

Grieving relatives of the MH17 crash victims have apparently had chilling confirmation that their loved ones' possessions have been stolen from the cr...

Investigators Download 'Valid' Information From Voice Recorder Of Flight MH17

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Air crash investigators have been able to download "valid" information from the flight MH17 black box cockpit voice recorder. The Dutch Safety Board w...

Paul Vale

Why Putin Just Might Be Undone

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Responding to the renewed crisis in Ukraine, on Tuesday the European Union (EU) moved towards imposing economic sanctions on associates of Vladimir Pu...

Victims Of MH17 Are Having Their Phones Answered

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Grieving relatives of the MH17 crash victims have apparently had chilling confirmation that their loved ones' possessions have been stolen from the cr...

Victims Of MH17 Are Having Their Phones Answered

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Grieving relatives of the MH17 crash victims have apparently had chilling confirmation that their loved ones' possessions have been stolen from the cr...

Rebels Shoot Down Two Jets Less Than 20miles From MH17 Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Ukraine's defence ministry says two of its military fighter jets have been shot down in the east of the country, less than a week after a Malaysia Air...

Embarrassing News For Dave...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

The British Government has been accused of double standards over arms sales to Russia, after it emerged the UK is continuing to export tens of million...

After the Tragedy of Flight MH17 Russia Must Be Held to Account

Jonathan Cook | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Cook

For the nations of Europe, the legacy of appeasing Russian behaviour makes a vigorous response to the current crisis absolutely vital. While there may be economic risk inherent in imposing sweeping sanctions, a broad package of 'level three' measures, targeting vulnerable sectors of the Russian economy, is essential.

Dutch Foreign Minister Gave The Perfect Response To Russia Over MH17

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Amid the recriminations and blame that has descended into a Cold War of words between Russia and the West over the downing of flight MH17, the victims...

Thousands In Twitter Blackout Protest Over MH17 Injustice

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK

As anger mounts that the bodies from Flight MH17 have not yet been repatriated from Ukraine, you may have noticed a trend sweeping social media. Ma...

Joe Biden Said WHAT To Vladimir Putin??

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK

Joe Biden apparently has a startling explanation for why the crisis in Ukraine is escalating. Vladimir Putin has no soul. Biden came to the worryi...

Colin Brazier's Emotional Explanation For MH17 Gaffe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK

Sky News reporter Colin Brazier has spoken of his "error of judgment" after he was filmed rifling through the luggage of a flight MH17 victim live on ...

Russia's New Explanation For What Happened To MH17 Is Pretty Unbelievable

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK

Russia has released what it claims is new evidence that Ukrainian warplanes and a US satellite led to the crash of MH17, as it faces mounting global f...

UK Will Hold Public Enquiry Into Polonium-Poisoned Spy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK

The UK is to hold a much longed-for public inquiry into the poisoning of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, Theresa May has announced. The enq...

MH17 Black Boxes Handed Over In Bizarre Midnight Ceremony

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK

The black boxes from the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have finally been released by Ukraine's rebels to Malaysian authorities at a bizarre sta...

British Forces Are Incapable of Acting as Extensions of Foreign Policy

Gareth Milner | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Milner

Geopolitical fall out emanating from the crash of flight MH17 is yet to be fully realised. A definitive truth of the circumstances surrounding what transpired has not been fully consolidated. In such situations the dark arts of assessment and guesswork are at the forefront of all deliberations surrounding the deaths of nearly 300 people.