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The Global Challenges of Dementia

Beth Britton | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics
Beth Britton

Dementia is a huge topic, encompassing many different aspects that stray into the territories of (in no particular order) healthcare, social care, science, community, family life, wider society, therapeutic practitioners, the voluntary sector, academia, finance, pharmaceuticals and yes, politics. 'Ownership' of it is hotly contested - it is a health issue, a care issue, something that governments must lead on or something that only the individuals living with it, and their families, truly understand?

Crimea: The Russians Have Played a PR Blinder

Paul Blanchard | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

Now before we start let's get this straight: I'm no foreign affairs expert. I'm an interested observer with nothing more than an opinion to wield. But it seems to me that Russia has done a fantastic job of persuading us that Crimea is more of a management buy-out than a hostile takeover; which is probably one of the reasons why we're not, as we speak, at war with Russia.

Ten Big News Stories Flight MH370 'Overshadowed'

Adam Isaacs | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Isaacs

An exciting story, and a poignant one in equal measure: a clear blue day, a reliable Boeing 777, and an experienced crew. Then, nothing. You've thought about the paradoxical nature of the story for weeks...

Jessica Elgot

Five Things That Could Happen Now Russia Is Out Of G8

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK

The world's industrialised nations have turned their back on Russia, following Moscow's annexation of Crimea. Though the G8 cannot expel its member...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ed Ache

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 25 March 2014... 1) ED ACHE After two polls showing a narrowing of the Labour lead over the...

G8 Summit Could Be Abandoned Over Ukraine Crisis, Says David Cameron

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has given his strongest indication yet that the G8 meeting in Russia will be abandoned in a continuing stand-off over Moscow's intervent...

A No-brainer for Unlocking Science

Alice Bonasio | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Tech
Alice Bonasio

It's no secret that better collaboration between scientists can lead to new insights and faster discoveries, and the world's richest countries are now using this idea globally to push for a dementia cure.

We Need to Intervene in Ukraine

James Snell | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

"But why is Ukraine so vital?" you may ask. "Well", I reply, in a fittingly grave and solemn tone, "because it is the latest manifestation of Russian aggression, and we cannot allow the sabre rattling (and unsheathing) of a tyrant like Vladimir Putin go unpunished."

Russia Has 'Complete Control' Of Crimea, US Concedes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Moscow has “complete operational control of the Crimean peninsula”, US officials have conceded, as Secretary of State John Kerry announced plans t...

'Trenches Being Dug In Crimea'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK

As reports emerged of Russian troops digging trenches on the border with the Ukraine's Crimea, the UK Foreign Office announced a tough line with Russi...

Care Verses Cure - Let's Not Fight About It

Beth Britton | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Dementia, in common with many terminal diseases, polarises opinion when it comes to the priorities different individuals and groups have. For me, finding merit in every argument isn't difficult. Take for example families who have a loved one currently living with dementia; their priority is generally for improved care and support now. Who wouldn't agree with that?

G8 Dementia Summit: The World Is Watching

Beth Britton | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

If you haven't been personally touched by dementia you may be wondering why it deserves this platform. Why aren't other diseases afforded the same global attention you may ask? But that's just it, they have been.

The Case for Cyber Capacity Building

Victoria Woodbine | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Tech
Victoria Woodbine

The UK's National Cyber Security Strategy aims to increase the scale and impact of these efforts by building resilience globally and assisting those countries that lack the infrastructure and expertise to protect their cyberspace, while also working to ensure cyberspace supports innovation, economic growth and social benefits.

Taking the Fight Against Dementia Worldwide

Jeremy Hunt | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Politics
Jeremy Hunt

It is no secret that dementia is one of the most pressing challenges the UK is facing. Currently there are 670,000 people diagnosed with the condition in this country alone, and this number is set to double over the next 30 years. However dementia is far from a uniquely British problem - it is a world-wide challenge. Similar problems and pressures being played out across the world for families, patients and governments as they work hard to respond to the sometimes significant demands of this growing condition.

LISTEN: David Cameron's G8 Playlist: The 10 Songs That SHOULD Have Been On It

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Comedy

It's been revealed that at last month's G8 conference, David Cameron gave his fellow world leaders a USB stick containing a playlist of 10 songs. ...

Putin 'Wanted Leaders Bare-Chested At G8'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has joked that Russian president Vladimir Putin wanted a "bare-chested dress-code" at last month's G8 summit. The British prime minis...

'He's The Cool Osborne'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne laughed off Barack Obama's G8 gaffe when he repeatedly called the Chancellor "Jeffrey". The US president apparently mixed the Chance...

PICS: This Week's Silliest Snaps

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Comedy

From Ascot to the G8 summit, adorable animals to pampered pop stars, we wrangle the week's funniest photos from around the internets......

The Week In Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Comedy

What's in a name? Well, quite a lot, if you're the chancellor of the exchequer. Or Yohan Cabaye. Or Kim and Kanye's new kaby. Sorry: baby. Yes, thi...

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 21 June 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Ireland was honoured indeed to have some big time dignitaries in da house this week. No, I'm not talking about Bob Jovi (at least that's how the Guards know him) but the leaders of the G8 countries, who convened upon Lough Erne for high-powered talks and high-intensity staring.

Never Negotiate With the Taliban

James Snell | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
James Snell

What an incredible act of disrespect to the soldiers who died bravely to battle for Afghan freedom. What a betrayal of the poor downtrodden Afghans, promised an end to theocratic tyranny in 2001. Are we to simply leave, triumphantly, with a treaty or two, and expect everything to be fine?

Breakthrough Innovation Offers Opportunity to Tackle Global Food Crisis

Nick van de Giesen | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK
Nick van de Giesen

Hence, the ambitious TAHMO project we are pioneering which requires the installation of 20,000 measuring stations, each one costing only 500 dollars, at intervals of 30 kilometres. The new weather stations, based upon latest cost-effective technology, will measure all standard meteorological variables (rainfall, radiation, temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction).

Osborne Laughs Off Jeffrey Mistake As 'G8's Unexpected Breakthrough'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne has laughed off news that Barack Obama repeatedly referred to him as Jeffrey during G8 meetings this week. The US president apparent...

Behind the Façade of the G8

Stephanie Allen | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Stephanie Allen

The members of the G8 are ultimately just eight individuals brought together to try to agree on a number of subjects listed on an agenda. Whether they can do this is another matter, and it provokes the question of whether the G8, with all its renown, reputation and international respect, is really just a power trip.

Putin Warns West Over Arming Syrian Rebels

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK

Weapons sent to Syrian rebels may end up in the hands of the sort of extremists who killed Drummer Lee Rigby, Vladimir Putin warned as the G8 summit e...