Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the Huffington Post news website, revealed a UK version would be set up this summer.
Last Thursday, she told the MediaGuardian Changing Media Summit that expanding internationally was an objective of the $315m (£195m) deal through which she sold the website to AOL.
The future website confirms AOL's will to conquer international markets. Chief executive, Tim Armstrong, explicitly formulated this wish, telling the Summit that the "US only represents 4 per cent of the world's population".
The British version of the Huffington Post is expected to run on a similar structure to that of its American mode: it should hire a permanent team of paid writers and editors, whilst also publishing contents written by unpaid bloggers.