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G8 To Become G7 After Leading Nations Suspend Russia From Group Over Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

Russia has been turfed out of the G8 group of industrialised nations over its actions in Crimea. The suspension is effective immediately, following Mo...

Ukraine Crisis: Is It Support for Self-determination or Self-interest That Shapes UK Policy?

Tony Clarke | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Politics
Tony Clarke

It is unfortunate for us all that William Hague is such a maladroit character, a modern day Lord Curzon. He shoots from the hip and never fails to turn a crisis into a drama.

Cameron Says 'Hard To See' How G8 Can Go Ahead With Ukraine Tensions

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

The upcoming G8 summit looks likely to be shelved, according to David Cameron, following a ramping up of international tensions over pro-Russian force...

Prince Edward Cancels Sochi Paralympic Trip

PA | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics

Prince Edward has pulled out of the Paralympics on the advice of the Government after Russia's decision to take military action in Ukraine. The Ear...

Sochi's 'Gay Olympics' Tell Us More About Our Own Prejudices Than Russian Homophobia

Raffaella Taylor-Seymour | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Raffaella Taylor-Seymour

Abroad, we need to strike a balance between mockery and condemnation, prioritising our ultimate aims over indignation. Preaching or ridiculing other countries is unlikely to generate positive results.

Reinvigorating, Refreshing and Reviving Relations With the UK-Russia Year of Culture

Alexander Yakovenko | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK
Alexander Yakovenko

The UK and Russia are nations that have both been blessed with rich cultural heritages with great artists, composers, writers and performers known throughout the world. And alongside this history, we also have vibrant contemporary cultures which is why I am delighted that this year, starting on 24 February, has been designated the first UK-Russia year of culture.

Sochi: Where Were All the Pink Panthers?

Roobla | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Sport
Roobla

One of the most iconic moments from the history of the Olympic games is the shot of John Carlos and Tommie Smith giving the Black Panther salute at the 1968 games in Mexico City on the winner's podium...

The Five Sexiest Uniforms at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Liz Marie | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

What ever am I going to do with my nights now that I won't be swooning over the talented Olympic athletes looking ever so dashing (AKA sexy) in their uniforms. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: There is just something so attractive about an athlete in an Olympic uniform.

'Rootin' Tootin' Putin' - Be Careful What You Wish For

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Despite the favorable Russian medal count "Rootin' Tootin' Putin" may have unintentionally forced himself off the medal stand and into a cauldron of controversy. With his desire for a meaningful place in the international spotlight, Putin may have out manoeuvred himself on the domestic front...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Comedy

It's awards season! Yes, from the red carpet glamour of the Winter Olympics to the Best Supporting Luger award at the Batfas, this week was all about ...

The Sochi Winter Olympics: A $50bn Piece of Gay Propaganda

Abigail Chandler | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Sport
Abigail Chandler

In a delicious bit of irony for the country that legislates against homosexual 'propaganda', Sochi 2014 has done nothing but boost the visibility of the Russian LGBT community. It's the most expensive piece of propaganda they could ever have produced.

Sochi Winter Olympics: Men's Curling Final Live Blog

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst and Stephen Maunder | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Sport

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In Canada, Ice Hockey Is More Important Than School

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

In Canada, ice hockey is way more important than school. There's not much else to say, really. Submitted by Stolen Goose on Reddit...

WATCH: The Rules Of Curling Explained (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Sport

Great Britain's women's curlers may have bowed out, but the men's chances of a gold medal are still alive in the second week of the Sochi Winter Olymp...

Petition For Yarnold To Get Gold Post Box Gathers 15k Signatures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Sport

A petition urging Royal Mail to paint a post box gold to commemorate Lizzy Yarnold’s gold medal winning triumph in the Skeleton Bobsleigh event at t...

Pussy Riot Members Arrested In Sochi

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Both members of Pussy Riot, along with the activists and journalists arrested with them, have been released - all wearing their trademark neon...

Farewell To Norway Curling Team's Trousers (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Sport

So farewell to the Norway men's curling team, whose garish trousers were at least more memorable than their efforts at the Sochi Winter Olympics. T...

Pop Violinist Vanessa-Mae Finishes Last on Olympic Debut (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Sport

Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae completed Tuesday's first run with the slowest time of the 74 skiers who finished Winter Olympic giant slalom. Nearly upr...

What's In a Stone? Curling a Volcano Into the Winter Olympics

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Sport
Professor Dougal Jerram

The whole of curling worldwide shares one simple yet geologically significant secret. That secret is held in the smoothed blue/grey stones that are pushed down the ice, known as the 'curling stones'.

Russia Should Follow Plushenko's Olympic Example: Know When It's Time to Quit

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Politics
Hilary Stauffer

Evgeni Plushenko, bowed out of the competition right before he was to take the ice in the singles event. As disappointed as he undoubtedly was (not to mention the fans), 31-year-old Plushenko has the rest of his life ahead of him, with a stack of Olympic hardware to his name and a celebrity brand to build upon. In time, his decision may be seen as noble- or at the very least, inevitable. Sometimes, you just have to know when it's time to quit. Street protesters in Ukraine and besieged civilians in Syria are probably hoping that the Russian government will follow their golden boy's lead and have the nerve to admit that their current foreign policy just isn't cutting it anymore.

The Impact of Adding Data Analytics to the Winter Games

Sean Farrington | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Sport
Sean Farrington

Many may take that to mean that Norway is the country to back this year, but further data analysis reveals that Liechtenstein has won more medals per capita than any other nation, with nine medals so far, all in Alpine skiing.

The Funniest Selfie Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Sport

One of the best selfies was captured by Russian broadcasters during an ice hockey match, as a fan took a picture of their own eye at the Sochi Winter ...

WATCH: Track Worker Breaks Both Legs After Being Hit By Sled At Sochi (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Sport

A track worker at the Sochi Winter Olympics has been airlifted to hospital after being struck by a forerunner during Thursday's training session for t...

So Hot It Could Be The Summer Olympics: Sunbathing In Sochi (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Sport

It is so warm at Sochi they say the Winter Olympics could be the Summer Olympics. Sunbathers are certainly soaking it up on - and off - the slopes....

17 Stunning Sunsets Over The Sochi Winter Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland and Paul Vale | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

The Sochi Games have produced some memorable sights, from the beguiling opening ceremony (replete with reluctant ring) to Canadian skier Alex Bilodeau...