Vladímir Putin

After The Legislative Elections, Will Macron's Honeymoon Last?

Dr Itay Lotem | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Itay Lotem

As most Macron-related article conclude, these are early days. Macron's personality is winning the elections, but the hard work is only about to begin. Will he be able to work with what may be the largest majority in the history of the French 5th Republic to alleviate some of the problems that beset France? From chronic unemployment to thorny race relations, the list is long. At the very least, however, it is refreshing to observe a French politician able to score points on cautious optimism.

Vladimir Putin Never Has Bad Days Because ‘I Am Not A Woman’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK

Vladimir Putin has claimed he never has bad days, quite simply because “I am not a woman.” He cited his reasoning as being based on women’s “n...

Vladimir Putin Rushes To Defend Donald Trump Amid Calls For His Impeachment

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK

Vladimir Putin has said he’ll release a transcript of what Donald Trump said to Russian officials in the Oval Office, as claims he leaked sensitive ...

Chechnya: The Clock Is Ticking And We Have A Month

Steve Taylor | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Steve Taylor

Until governments act, and these abuses can be brought to an end, we are all nervously relying on the heroes at the Russian LGBT Network who are putting their own lives at risk, and those of their families and friends, to evacuate those at risk from Chechnya. Removing people to a place of safety is not an easy job, and nor is it something that can be done without funds.

Corbyn Hits Back At 'Smear' That Putin Wants Labour Victory

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at a Tory “smear” that Russian President Vladimir Putin would welcome a Labour general election victory. Labour sources...

Bashar Assad Should Hope Vladimir Putin Stays In Power In 2018

Jamila Mammadova | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jamila Mammadova

It simply means that there is always a risk that the updated Russian administration might not be as accommodating to Assad as the current one, especially if the U.S. agrees to Moscow's conditions in Syria, which must be different than merely keeping Assad in power. Tillerson's visit to Moscow is probably aimed at finding out about these prospects personally from the Russian elites.

US-Russia Relations 'May Be At All Time Low,' Donald Trump Says After Syria Veto

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has said US-Russia relations might be at “an all time low”, after the two countries clashed over the future of Syria and Russia vetoe...

'By Proxy Russia Is Responsible For Syrian Gas Attack' Sir Michael Fallon Turns Up Heat On Moscow

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK Politics

Russia is responsible “by proxy” for the deaths of more than 80 civilians gassed in Syria last week, the Defence Secretary claimed today in bold a...

7 ‘Extremist’ Pictures Of Vladimir Putin In Drag That Are Now Banned In Russia

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK

An image featuring Vladimir Putin with painted eyes and lips has been banned in Russia. The picture is listed on the Russian Justice Ministry’s list...

From Russia, With Chaos

Kester Brewin | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Politics
Kester Brewin

The question that the left faces is how to counter this. Certainly, it won't be an easy task, and nor is it one for a counter myth-maker like Corbyn and his Momentum gang. As the profoundly well-qualified Hillary Clinton found out, it's going to take a quite extraordinary effort, overcoming forces that are well-hidden, and very very connected.

Putin And Trump: The View From Russia

Jana Bakunina | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Politics
Jana Bakunina

People in Russia are at the mercy of the state-controlled media. People in the West needn't be. If this is the new Cold War, then the West would do well to remember what had helped it to bring down the Berlin Wall and diffuse tensions at the end of the last century.

Fake News And Confusion. The Way Modern Dictatorships Close Down The Media

Ian Middleton | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Ian Middleton

Donald Trump's extraordinary press conference on Thursday featured yet another sustained attack on many of the most respected news networks on the pla...

5 Disturbing Things Donald Trump Did Over The Weekend

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK

1) Drew moral equivalency between Valdimir Putin and the US In an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump reiterated his “respect...

The Waugh Zone February 3, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday, February 3… 1) A BRIDGE TOO FAR? Theresa May joins her EU colleagues in Malta today for a quick si...

How Human Rights Believers Should Respond To The Trump Era

Osama Saeed Bhutta | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Osama Saeed Bhutta

The election of Donald Trump gives us is an opportunity to renew the global human rights project. Attempts at demonstrating the universalism of human rights often stumbled due to an erroneous perception that they were actually a western concept. If the president of the United States openly turns his face against sixty years of progress, it could perversely help galvanise in all parts of the world - but only if we take seriously human rights in all their forms.

Theresa May Invokes Thatcher-Reagan Era To Woo Trump

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has stepped up her Donald Trump charm offensive with a call for the US and Britain to join forces to avoid “the eclipse of the West” b...

4 Important Ways Donald Trump Will Impact Britain Now He's Actually President

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK

The world will watch as Donald Trump today becomes America’s 45th President. But how will his administration affect the UK? His mother was born in S...

Trump Is No Russian Puppet, We Are The Ones Truly Under Putin's Control

Sam Flint | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Flint

Putin may hand us the tools, but it is we who choose to use them. Whether it be through thoughtless articles, poor journalism, or worse, misinformed citizenry, who would rather squabble over party politics and pointless issues than rally to the defence of our democracies, against a man who seeks to create a new world order.

Exclusive: UK Will Be Trump And Putin's 'Hapless Pawn' If We Copy 'Sycophantic' Gove, Says Nick Clegg

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg believes the UK could become a “hapless pawn” in attempts to destroy Europe if British politicians ape Michael Gove and “sycophantica...

Corbyn: UK Should 'Ratchet Down' Tensions With Russia

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has called for the UK to “ratchet down” military tensions with Russia after a fresh war of words erupted between London and Moscow. ...

Nigel Farage Praises 'Mature' Vladimir Putin Over Response To Barack Obama Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK

Nigel Farage has heaped praise on the “mature response” of Vladimir Putin after the Russian President opted for now not to expel US diplomats in r...

Russian Embassy In London's Response To US Sanctions Is Extraordinary

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK

The Russian Embassy in London has issued a curious response to President Barack Obama sanctioning Russian officials over meddling in the US elections ...

Ten Simple Political Predictions For 2017

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

Boris Johnson won't last another six months as Foreign Secretary. There will be too many conflicts between himself and Theresa May and something will have to give. Mrs May isn't going anywhere, so it'll be Boris. Where he'll go though is anyone's guess...

Vladimir Putin Intrigues Everyone With His Prediction Of Donald Trump's Victory

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK

Vladimir Putin on Friday said that his country correctly predicted Donald Trump would win the US presidency during a blockbuster press conference in w...

Donald Trump's Terrifying Nuclear Pledge Prompts Fierce, Bleak Reaction

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK

Donald Trump has said America must expand and strengthen its nuclear weapons. In a tweet, Trump appeared to suggest the US should enlarge its arsenal ...