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Will Vladimir Putin Save the World?

David Spencer | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
David Spencer

There has been precious little to praise about the regime of Vladimir Putin in recent years. His actions in stoking civil war in Ukraine and annexing the Crimea region is criminal under international law, his crackdown on political opposition and dissenting voices has seen numerous state-sponsored and the oppression that can be experienced in Russia by ethnic and religious minorities, and the LGBT community, is shocking and criminally under-reported here in the west.

Russian and US Jets Are Flying Over Syria... What Could Go Wrong?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

A second day of Russian airstrikes battered positions in Syria on Thursday, while diplomats peddled conflicting reports as to which groups Moscow’s ...

Cameron Reacts To The Russian Bombing Of Free Syrian Army

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has called the Russian bombing of Syria a “retrograde step” after reports Moscow's forces targeted positions held by the Free Syrian...

Here's What Putin Told Elton John When He Actually Did Call Him

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin has finally called Sir Elton John to discuss gay rights after the singer was pranked by a Russian comedy duo last week. Earlier this...

Should the UK Enter Syria? Eight Things We Need to Question

Scenes of Reason | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Politics
Scenes of Reason

Syria's quite a large country; how are we going to sustain a campaign fighting on several fronts? If we are going up against the Syrian government AND Islamic State we would need quite a lot of soldiers on the ground...

Elton John Hits Back At Putin Prank Callers

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Elton John has responded to pranksters, who convinced him that he was on the phone to Vladimir Putin earlier this week. The ‘Rocket Man’ singe...

Pranksters Behind 'Putin's' Call To Sir Elton John

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

Two Russian pranksters said they impersonated Vladimir Putin in a call to Sir Elton John, leading the singer to believe he was discussing gay rights w...

Kremlin Denies Putin Rang Elton John To Discuss Gay Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK

The Kremlin has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin called Sir Elton John to discuss gay rights. Sir Elton, 68, posted a photograph of Put...

Sir Elton John Wants 'Gay Rights' Talks With Putin

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 13.09.2015 | UK

Sir Elton John has said he wants to hold talks with Vladimir Putin over what he called the Russian president's "ridiculous" stance on gay rights. T...

American Former Boxing Champion Given Russian Citizenship

AP | Posted 12.09.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin has given Russian citizenship to former world heavyweight boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. A decree published on the Kremlin's website ...

RAF Jets Scrambled Again Over Encroaching Russian 'Blackjack' Aircraft

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK

Typhoon jets from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland intercepted two Russian “Blackjack” aircraft on Thursday. According to the Ministry of Defence, the ...

Yeezus 2020 and the Art of Diplomacy

Zahid Ayden | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Politics
Zahid Ayden

Since 1984 the MTV Video Vanguard Award also known as the Lifetime Achievement Award is given to musicians who have had a profound effect on MTV c...

Is Ukraine Tomorrow the New Russia Today?

Jo Simmons | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

President Petro Poroshenko @flickr by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland The July 15th announcement that Ukraine's Cabinet of Mi...

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...

On China's Victory Day, Is Putin the Loser?

Ian Bond | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Bond

Russian President Vladimir Putin will be the guest of honour at China's Victory Day parade in Beijing on 3 September, just as President Xi Jinping was...

Putin's PR Team Are Really Running Out Of Ideas Now

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK

Pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym, eating barbecued meat and drinking afternoon tea have been released by the Kremli...

First They Came for the Cheeses and No-One Spoke Out - Russia's Banning Mania

Neil Durkin | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

On top of existing prohibitions on "undesirable organisations", on numerous public demonstrations, on gay pride rallies and on materials said to "promote" homosexuality, Russia's recent restrictions are faintly ludicrous and distinctly sinister.

'No, Mr Bond, I Expect You To Dive...'

The HuffingtonPost UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin hit peak SPECTRE on Tuesday, the Russian president pictured diving to the bottom of the Black Sea to explore wreck of a Byzantine tradi...

For The Love Of Cheddar... Russia Destroys Seven Tonnes of 'Illegal' Cheese

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK

Russia is destroying seven tons of illegally imported cheese in retaliation against sanctions imposed on Moscow by the EU and allies over the conflict...

Putin Government Shows The West Who's Boss -- By Steamrolling Cheese

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

The Russian government has struck back at the western sanction imposed following his annexation of Crimea -- by steamrolling cheese. In public display...

Putin Is A 'Tin-Pot Despot' Who Saw Litvinenko As 'An Enemy Of The State'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

The lawyer of Alexander Litvinenko’s wife called Vladimir Putin a “tin-pot despot” on Friday, while the widow of the former KGB agent said the B...

'Daddy, Putin Has Poisoned Me'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Alexander Litvinenko told his father "Daddy, Putin has poisoned me" before he died, the inquiry into the Russian spy's killing has heard. Walter Li...

Sepp Blatter Isn't The Most Ridiculous Person To Be Suggested For A Nobel Prize..

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK

Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for leading Fifa, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, prompting disbelief from online commentators. The ...

Russia Has A New Weapon In The Battle To Combat 'Gay Fever'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin's party United Russia has unveiled a new flag designed to combat so-called "gay fever" just weeks after the US supreme court ruled that...

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...