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How Did The Notorious ‘Hiccup Girl’ End Up Jailed For A Murder ‘She Didn’t Commit?’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK

At the age of just 15, Jennifer Mee gained worldwide fame in 2007 when she developed an uncontrollable case of the hiccups. The teenager, from St Pete...

Live Like A Local In... St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida

The Huffington Post | Jackie Gallego | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Drive into St. Pete/Clearwater from Tampa Bay, and you make an entrance. With its toes in the Gulf of Mexico and its heels in Tampa Bay, this is a reg...

From Chechnya To St Petersburg: Russia's Divided Solidarities

Mikhail Yakovlev | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Mikhail Yakovlev

I have not lived in Russia for almost 10 years, but until recently I would frequently visit the country. However, increasingly I find that I am simply not welcome. Russia - like the rest of the world - is consumed by increasing levels of ethno-religious intolerance and hate.

ISIS Claim It Brought Down Russian Airliner Rubbished

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

Egypt's president has dismissed Islamic State's claim it brought down the airliner that crashed in the Sinai peninsula as "propaganda". IS claimed ...

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...

A time to grieve and a time to dance

Conor Fortune | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Conor Fortune

Ekaterina Khomenko's throat was slit when a street cleaner found her in a car with the engine still running in St Petersburg earlier this month. Acc...

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...

Expo 2020 Recognition Is Latest Step in Renewal of Russia's Yekaterinburg

Monty Munford | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

At the end of this month in Paris, one of four cities will be chosen to be the Capital of Expo 2020. The cities vying for this honour are Sao Paulo, Dubai, Izmir and Yekaterinburg and this is the final countdown to impress the 167 member voters.

In Conversation With... Dima Gorbunov

Hanna Flint | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hanna Flint

Dima Gorbunov is a young Russian artist making a name for himself in London's cultural landscape. Based in St. Petersburg, Dima has seen collectors take his creations across Europe, and his commissioned work become high in demand. Now the artist has imagined a beautiful story of paintings, that bring the cult of nightlife to canvas, at North London's C99 Art Project.

PICTURES Ugly Clashes At Russian LGBT Rally

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A gay rights rally in St Petersburg has ended in ugly scuffles after several dozen protesters clashed with 200 religious activists. More than 60 pe...

Cameron Responds To MP's Tweet Calling Putin A 'Tosser'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Politics

The prime minister has rebuffed Tory MP Henry Smith for calling Vladimir Putin a "tosser" in a tweet, which was posted following reports that a senior...

Progress on Syria Is Vital but G20 Must Not Forget Longterm Crises

Christina Chang | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Politics
Christina Chang

In such a context, it would be wrong to suggest that those leaders should not make the space to work towards a solution for peace in Syria, but it is also right to remind them that it should not be used as an excuse to neglect the chronic problems of the global economy.

G20 Leaders Must Set a Date for Peace Talks on Syria

Emma Seery | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Politics
Emma Seery

During the summit, leaders of the 20 largest economies have a golden opportunity to work together and find a political solution to the crisis. Military intervention is not the answer, and risks making the lives of ordinary Syrian families worse and failing to stop the bloodshed. If the G20 is serious about giving these families a hopeful future, they should be focused on bringing all the parties in Syria to the table to find a peaceful solution.

'Just A Small Island, No One Pays Any Attention To Them'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Politics

The prime minister has denied reports that he has been snubbed at the G20 Summit in St Petersburg after an adviser to President Putin allegedly dismis...

Piss-Poor - The Russian Authorities' Understanding of Pussy Riot

Neil Durkin | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

One of the last times I posted something on Pussy Riot I was waxing lyrical (literally) on what I saw as the underlying radicalism of Pussy Riot's situationist-style art-cum-music stunts. I reckon it's pointless looking at them as "political musicians", still less as a musicians trying to carve out a career in the music industry.

WATCH: Russian Subway Train Travels With Its Doors Open

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Comedy

Watch your heads, ladies! Yes, if we'd been travelling on this underground train, we would have been very tempted to do exactly what the women in t...

From Rome to Russia by Bicycle

Jane Mountain | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

Starting in March 2013, my husband Stephen and I are planning to fly to Rome, mount our bicycles, and pedal. Roughly six months later, we hope to arrive in St. Petersburg. And that's just for starters. We're trading in our house and two cars for a tent and two bikes and we don't know when (or where) we'll have a solid roof over our heads again. I know what you're thinking. Why?

Best Hotels For New Year's Eve Parties

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Bored of another festive break spent in your local pub, hoping not to run into 'that guy' (or girl) from last year? Perhaps it's time to throw caut...

Hitler's Day Out? Photographer Travels Back to WWII

Alice E. Vincent | Posted 19.03.2012 | Home

Europe’s cities have been defined by their turbulent history, but it’s difficult to imagine what life was like when you’re enjoying a mini-break...