As Conflict Takes Its Toll in Ukraine, Young Minds Must Thrive Again

Toby Fricker | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK
Toby Fricker

As long as the conflict remains unsolved, many young Ukrainian lives are on hold. I recall what Dasha told me in the village. "I will remember this year for the rest of my life. I feel like I've lived 10-years in one because it was so tense." Her experiences will clearly never be forgotten. But with the right support, Dasha and young Ukrainians affected by the conflict can thrive once again.

Emperor Palpatine Elected To The City Council In Odessa

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Politics

A man calling himself Emperor Palpatine has been elected to the city council in the Ukrainian seaport of Odessa. The 25 year-old tabled more than half...

'Chewbacca' Makes Wookiee Error After Arrest In Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

A man dressed as Chewbacca was arrested in Ukraine on Sunday after he broke legislation that forbids campaigning on Election Day. The Wookiee was alle...

12 Under-Reported News Stories You Need To Know About

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK

The age of the 24-hour rolling news channel is one in which it would seem almost impossible to miss a beat on world events in which governments topple...

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 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...

Pictures Show How Chernobyl Has Become A Safe Haven For Wildlife

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK

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Astonishing Video Shows Teen Miraculously Escaping Being Run Over By Just Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK

Just a few seconds more loitering by that railing and this young man would have surely been seriously injured if not killed. The schoolboy was caug...

Why Is Syria's Bashir Al-Assad Still In Power?

James Coe | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
James Coe

In March 2008 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi addressed the Arab Leader's Summit in Syria. Gaddafi spoke without his trademark slurred speech and instead spok...

Train Surfing Ukrainian Teen Posts Remarkable (And Stupid) Video

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK

A train surfing Ukrainian teen posted a remarkable video on YouTube over the weekend showing him travelling atop moving carriages between local Metro ...

Anti-Separatist Protest In Ukraine Turns Deadly

AP | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK

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US F-22 Raptors Deployed To Europe To Counter ‘Russia's Military Activity'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

The US Air Force is to dispatch a pair of lethal fighter jets to Europe in a show of solidarity with its NATO allies following Russian encroachment in...

Syrian Boat People: A global crisis needs global solutions

Mary Creagh | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Politics
Mary Creagh

The world is confronted by an unprecedented number of crises. Over 58 million people are affected by conflict. We receive daily reminders of the horrors in Syria and Libya. But there are also the forgotten conflicts in Central African Republic, Sudan, Burundi and even Ukraine.

A Corbyn Victory Would Be Disastrous for Democracy

David Browne | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Politics
David Browne

With the deadline for Labour leadership voters to register having now passed and ballots almost ready to be issued, the only question left is who the winner will be, and whether this will be former outsider Jeremy Corbyn. If he does win it will be bad not just for Labour, but for democracy as a whole.

Farms, Faith and Fascism: The Nation of OOOG Goes to Ukraine

Brother Faisal Ibn Bertiyyah | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Politics
Brother Faisal Ibn Bertiyyah

Since our stunning performance at this year's General Election, the Al-Zebabist Nation of OOOG has been slowly expanding its international operations,...

As the Blame Game Continues, the Humanitarian Crisis Deepens in Eastern Ukraine

Jo Simmons | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK
Jo Simmons

If the Ukrainian government want to avoid falling victim to this well established Russian tactic they would do well to stop taking the bait and start living up to their own rhetoric about eastern residents being as valued as Ukrainian citizens as their western counterparts. A good start would be to lift the blockade and reinstate pensions for its most vulnerable people.

Pepper-Sprayed And Beaten: How Gay Couples Are Treated In Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

The shocking moment a couple of gay men were pepper-sprayed and attacked while walking hand-in-hand through the streets of Kiev has been captured in a...

'It's Raining Bodies' Video Of MH17 Crash Over Ukraine Emerges

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK

Chilling footage has emerged of the moment parts of MH17 crashed into a Ukrainian field killing all 298 people on board, in video captured on a mobile...

A New Ukraine?

Simon Williams | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK
Simon Williams

After the eruption of a street revolution in late 2013 that saw civilians dodging Molotov cocktails, burning barricades and government snipers, it might be a surprise to learn that young Ukrainians feel surprisingly optimistic about the future of their country. And in the last 18 months or so, life has changed a great deal in Ukraine.

Tsipras - Hero of the Left or Just Reckless?

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

20th of June saw the London anti-Austerity protests as one of the largest London demonstrations in years, as people turned out to stand against Camero...

Was President Yanukovych impeached? British Government said YES, President Poroshenko says NO

David Morrison | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
David Morrison

The British Government lied to Parliament in saying that Yanukovych was impeached and removed from power in accordance with the Constitution. That the British Government lied is confirmed by President Poroshenko's action in referring this law to the Constitutional Court on the grounds that Yanukovych wasn't impeached in accordance with the Constitution.

Putin's Internet 'Troll Factory' Exposed

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

A shadowy Russian agency that pumps out pro-Kremlin propaganda was exposed on Tuesday after a former employee took the organisation to court. Reported...

Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich Denies Owning Ostriches On 'Newsnight'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

In an interview with BBC "Newsnight" on Monday, former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich defended himself against claims that he used his position...

As Conflict in Ukraine Continues - What of Chechnya?

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

Recently, Russian socio-political discourse has been buzzing on a new topic, widely discussed in Russian society and by experts, but less so by the political elite and by international experts. The topic of discussion is rather significant and serious, and could mark the beginning of a new trend in the relationships between Chechnya and Russia, Chechnya and the Kremlin, and Chechnya and the rest of the North Caucasus.