The Guys Fell Asleep When Putin Was Speaking
Several senior politicians visibly struggled to keep their eyes open during the Russian president's speech, including the prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev.
Russia And Turkey Seem Content To Troll Each Other — For Now
When Turkey shot down a Russian plane last week, many feared what would happen next. But the ensuing war of words has not yet escalated into all-out conflict.
Just Because You're Dead Doesn't Mean Russia Will Leave You Alone
EU member Cyprus is now helping Russia in proceedings against Sergei Magnitsky, a whistleblowing lawyer who died in prison after the men he accused of stealing $230 million had him arrested.
France's Far Right Is Set To Take Advantage Of Paris Attacks At The Ballot Box
National Front leader Marine Le Pen is expected to win important regional elections next month that could be a stepping stone to France's presidency.
Paris May Have Opened The Door To Bringing Russia In From The Cold
In the aftermath of last week's deadly attacks, Russia has seen itself go from pariah state to possible partner with the West against ISIS.
Paris Raids Turn Neighborhood Into A War Zone For A Day
“It’s war in Saint-Denis,” one resident wrote on Snapchat after hearing gunshots and police sirens.
France’s 9/11 Moment Sees Politicians On All Sides Veer Right
The attacks in Paris are pushing France to a galvanizing point of no return that will likely to set the tone of French politics for some time.
Paris Attacks Raise Questions About What French Authorities Knew And Why They Failed
"We were expecting something. We knew it was coming,” a Western diplomat told BuzzFeed News.
Washington's Man In Ukraine Can't Stop His Country's Corrupt Cronies
Ukraine's Western allies backed Arseniy Yatsenyuk when he became prime minister and vowed to "wage a war" on graft. But as the country's fight against corruption stalls, many in Kiev see his government as part of the problem.
Big Shakeups At Cisco In Russia Amid Bribery And Sanctions Allegations
The changes come amid a U.S. bribery probe and a BuzzFeed News report on allegations that the company altered records to provide high tech equipment to Vladimir Putin’s security services.
"Europe's Last Dictator" Just Crushed Another Election
Exit polls showed Alexander Lukashenko winning a fifth term as president of the repressive post-Soviet state on Sunday with over 80% of the vote — the exact total he had said he would get.
Belarus Accepts “Europe’s Last Dictator” May Be Its Best Option
As Belarus prepares to vote on Sunday, Alexander Lukashenko has no intent of relinquishing control. Max Seddon reports from Minsk for BuzzFeed News.
The Newest Nobel Prize Winner Wasted No Time In Slamming Her Country's Dictator
Svetlana Alexievich hit out at Belarus's Alexander Lukashenko during a press conference after winning the Nobel Prize in literature.
Nobel Prize In Literature Awarded To Belarusian Writer Svetlana Alexievich
Svetlana Alexievich is known for her work as an investigative journalist in Russia and the former Soviet Union. BuzzFeed News's Max Seddon attended Alexievich's press conference in Minsk on Thursday, where she criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russia Wants To Show You All The Military Tech It's Using In Syria
Moscow is presenting its airstrike campaign as a triumph against the threat of ISIS, and shrugging off Western criticism.
Russia Creates Its Own Reality For Syrian Campaign
Moscow is calling all anti-Assad forces “terrorists” much as it called Ukraine’s government “fascists” — and is taking a leaf from the U.S. playbook, too.
Russia's Anti-ISIS Airstrike Campaign Begins With Attack On Western-Backed Rebel Areas
Moscow claims Syrian-piloted Russian jets are targeting ISIS, but Syrian activists post video showing attacks in areas controlled by rebels opposed to Bashar al-Assad.
Russia Launches Airstrikes In Syria
President Vladimir Putin said Russian warplanes were helping an offensive by the Assad regime. Earlier, the upper house of the Russian parliament unanimously granted permission to deploy armed forces.