Tackling Tax and Saving Lives

Francis West | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Francis West

With world champions Spain, the Netherlands and Chile in their World Cup group, it's fair to say that Australia were always going to struggle to make an impact in Brazil last month...

Global Tax Reform Needs Sense and Sensibility

Alex Malley | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Malley

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a large multinational enterprise in possession of large global earnings, must be in want of a 'Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich' tax arrangement.

Apple, Microsoft Hoard Cash - US Taxpayers Pay the Bill

Nick Mathiason | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Tech
Nick Mathiason

In recent years, America's technology giants have increased profits to epic levels. So you'd think this good fortune would prove a boon to the fragile American economy. A river of tax dollars from America's cash-rich technology firms ought to contribute towards a significant reduction of the US $17.5trillion debt mountain. Only it hasn't quite worked out that way...

Did Russia Try To Spy On The G20 With Gifts Of Hacked USB Sticks?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Tech

Russian secret services tried to spy on other G20 countries by slipping gadgets with surveillance tech installed into their gift bags. Unconfirmed ...

Tax Avoiders Are a Worthier Target for Animosity Than Food Bank Users

Dan Holliday | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

It's no secret that regulatory loopholes and offshore havens allow corporations and wealthy individuals the legal means to avoid paying vast sums in tax. This has been going on for years, and seems a somewhat more fitting example of a people living 'on the take'.

G20 Wrangling Belies the Growing Importance of Russo-British Trade Relations

Paul Slinger | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Politics
Paul Slinger

Much is written about Russia and about doing business there. Understandably there is a tendency for the media to gravitate towards more controversial stories - as last week's G20 highlighted.

Fresh Diplomatic Talks Reduce Potential for Syrian Intervention

Alex Rickets | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Rickets

An apparently inadvertent remark by Secretary of State John Kerry, who mused that Washington might change course if Syria handed over its chemical weapons stockpile, now appears to have changed everything.

Stumble Diplomacy

Adam Isaacs | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Isaacs

The words of the Russian foreign minister were simply unfathomable just over a week ago, as rhetoric and tension built over the suspected use of chemical weapons by Bashar Al Assad on his own people, crossing the 'red line' issued by President Obama in 2012.

The US Administration is as Guilty as the UK Government of Poor Politicking over Syria

Ashlee Godwin | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ashlee Godwin

As the G20 leaders leave St. Petersburg, all eyes are now back on Washington, where legislators have been receiving briefings on the intelligence underpinning the case set out by the US Administration last week for military intervention in Syria.

Protesters Lock-Lips Against Russian Anti-Gay Legislation

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

Protesters locked-lips across the world yesterday to protest against Russia’s recent crackdown on the LGBT community. The global kiss-in – in c...

The Week That Was: A Small but Proud Island

Carla Buzasi | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

There is absolutely nothing like someone criticising the British to bring the British together. Remember just before the Olympics last year, when we were all still convinced it was going to be a total flop, and then US presidential candidate Mitt Romney came over, essentially said the same thing, and, well, we all went a little nuts? Fast forward a year and a bit, and with Cameron licking his wounds over his Syria Commons defeat, one of Vladimir Putin's senior aides steps in with a nicely timed insult, and we're lining up behind the PM to defend our glorious nation.

Cameron Responds To MP's Tweet Calling Putin A 'Tosser'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Politics

The prime minister has rebuffed Tory MP Henry Smith for calling Vladimir Putin a "tosser" in a tweet, which was posted following reports that a senior...

Progress on Syria Is Vital but G20 Must Not Forget Longterm Crises

Christina Chang | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Politics
Christina Chang

In such a context, it would be wrong to suggest that those leaders should not make the space to work towards a solution for peace in Syria, but it is also right to remind them that it should not be used as an excuse to neglect the chronic problems of the global economy.

PHOTOS: Vote On Your Favourite Pictures Of The Week

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza and Matthew Tucker | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK

The best pictures of the week are chosen by YOU voting on our interactive slideshow. The G20 Summit has taken place and Syria is top of the agenda ...

Tory MP: 'Vladimir Putin Is A Tosser'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Politics

Tory MP Henry Smith risked setting off another Cold War on Friday morning with his short and sharp analysis of the Russian president. Putin really ...

PHOTOS: Putin Treats G20 Leaders To Decadent Night

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

Leaders at the G20 summit were treated to a lavish spectacular of water, fireworks and music on Thursday at the Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg, afte...

Cameron Unveils £52m More In Syria Aid

The Huffington Post/ PA | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK

David Cameron has announced an additional £52 million in UK aid for victims of the civil war in Syria. The news came as the G20 summit in St Peter...

G20 Leaders Must Set a Date for Peace Talks on Syria

Emma Seery | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Politics
Emma Seery

During the summit, leaders of the 20 largest economies have a golden opportunity to work together and find a political solution to the crisis. Military intervention is not the answer, and risks making the lives of ordinary Syrian families worse and failing to stop the bloodshed. If the G20 is serious about giving these families a hopeful future, they should be focused on bringing all the parties in Syria to the table to find a peaceful solution.

'Just A Small Island, No One Pays Any Attention To Them'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Politics

The prime minister has denied reports that he has been snubbed at the G20 Summit in St Petersburg after an adviser to President Putin allegedly dismis...

Russian Parliament Could Deny Gay Parents Custody Of Their Own Children

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK

The Russian parliament could introduce a bill that makes it illegal for gay parents to retain custody of their own children. Reported by the Associ...

Liam Fox Says David Cameron 'Sidelined' At G20 After Syria Humiliation

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been "sidelined" at the G20 summit taking place in St Petersburg after MPs humiliated him by blocking his hopes of taking part in a ...

Obama 'Not Snubbing' David Cameron At G20 Over Failed Syria Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Politics

Obama is not deliberately punishing David Cameron for failing to get parliament to back British military intervention in Syria by not holding a one-to...

Putin Will Not Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK

Activist from the Russia’s LGBT community are to meet with Barack Obama during the president’s forthcoming visit to the G20 summit in St Petersbur...

Edward Snowden, Pussy Riot and Gays in Putin's Russia

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

Russia's recent anti-gay 'propaganda' law has been hitting the headlines around the world, but it's only one of a number of laws that have placed a ch...

Why David Cameron Needs a Trip to St Petersburg

Christina Chang | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Politics
Christina Chang

For CAFOD, this G20 comes at a critical moment: the Russian presidency needs to continue the momentum on the good work started by the G8 on transparency, to make sure that developed and developing country governments can ensure they are getting their fair share in taxes from global firms.