Sporting Diplomacy: Did Rugby Almost Change the Face of Europe Before 1914?

Stephen Cooper | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

In the 19th century the very British game of rugby football was adopted successfully throughout her Dominions; by 1906, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa were regularly beating us at our own game. In the years preceding the First World War, rugby tried to conquer territories closer to home with expeditionary forays into Continental Europe.

Why Wealth Inequality Does Not Matter Any More - But Should

Roifield Brown | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Politics
Roifield Brown

Since the global crisis of 2008 there has been much talk about the widening wealth inequality gap throughout all Western nations. This debate is most pronounced in the Anglo-Saxon countries, which uniquely amongst the developed Western economies have traditionally had the widest disparities.

EU Helps You Watch Porn Abroad Says Conservative Politician

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

One of the benefits of the European Union is better access to foreign porn movies, according to a French member of the European Parliament. Joseph ...

Player Focus: Driving Force Reus on a Roll

Ben McAleer | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

On Tuesday night Borussia Dortmund came perilously close to pulling off the impossible. Chasing a three goal deficit following their first leg defeat to Real Madrid in the quarter-final of the Champions League, the German side were 2-0 up heading into the break after Ángel Di María had seen his penalty saved a quarter of an hour into the game...

Cookie Monster Used By Far Right As Symbol In Germany, Say Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

German police are probing an unlikely new symbol for neo-Nazi extremists - the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. The trend was first noticed when ...

We've Found A Positive Use For A Sunken British War Ship

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

The Royal Mint is to make silver coins from bullion cargo recovered from a British ship sunk more than 70 years ago by a German U-boat. A limited n...

German Ministry Has An Excellent Idea For Avoiding Work Burnout

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

CORRECTION: Ursula von der Leyen's title has been updated to reflect that she is no longer Labour minister. Experts have called on British bosses t...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ed's Energy Extravaganza

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 28 March 2014... 1) ED'S ENERGY EXTRAVAGANZA Ed Miliband plans to keep up pressure on the en...

This Porn Star Was Fired For Having Sex With A Black Man

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

A German porn star who was the face of a far-right German political party, has been fired for having sex with a black man in her latest film. Kitt...

Where Are the World's Best Hotels? | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Destinations are ranked according to the reputation of their hotels, based on over 82 million hotel reviews and ratings aggregated from over 200 online booking sites. Included in the list are destinations with at least 130 hotels and 60 reviews.

What England Can Learn From the Dutch About Water Management

Julian Hunt | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK
Julian Hunt

Increasing evidence and scientific analysis is showing why these events are associated with human induced climate change. The related impacts are becoming more widespread and complex, affecting society from health issues to agriculture, from transportation to economics, and becoming more severe, long-lasting and costly with increasing frequency.

Player Focus: Why Oxlade-Chamberlain Has to Start for England

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

Averaging a successful dribble every 25.9 minutes, Oxlade ranks in the top 10 in the Premier League this season, and third amongst English players, though he has significantly more to offer in terms of final ball than either of the two players above him, Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha.

Outside Europe - Memorialising the Great War in the Colonies

Meor Alif | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Meor Alif

The First World War is not normally remembered for its epic battles outside the tranches of Europe, as there was nothing Ypres-like about, say, 'Edwardian' Southeast Asia. We just don't associate it to be as globally engulfing as World War Two. Yet, it would a mistake to think that there were geographical limits to the range in which this first (only if one discounts the Seven Years War) recognisable 'world war' was fought.

Mrs Merkel Comes to London

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

Angela Merkel's quasi-state visit to the UK was a long awaited affair. Her speech to the joint houses of parliament offered something for everyone. For the committed Europhiles, she re-asserted her commitment to a strong and united Europe...

World's Oldest Holocaust Survivor Dies Aged 110

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

The world's oldest known Holocaust survivor has died aged 110, her family have said. Alice Herz-Sommer, who lived in London and was originally from...

Merkel Visit Will Form Part Of Efforts To Reshape Europe, Says Hague

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK

The process of renegotiating the UK's relationship with Brussels has not yet started, but this week's visit of German chancellor Angela Merkel will fo...

Wonderful Weimar - the Cultural Heart of Germany

Petra Shepherd | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Weimar in the heart of Germany is renowned for its cultural heritage, palaces and parks. Many writers are drawn here due to its association with Goethe and Schiller, whose houses have been converted into museums,

German Manufacturer Atlas Denies Selling Cranes To Iran, Which Have Been Used For Public Hangings

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

A German crane manufacturer has denied selling its wares to Iran, which were subsequently used in public hangings. Human rights groups have lambast...

Should London's Police Use Water Cannons? (GRAPHIC PICTURE)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

A German pensioner, blinded by a police water cannon, is set to address a public meeting in London debating the use of the cannons in Britain, after o...

Surprise Package Augsburg Inspired By Hahn

Martin Laurence | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Sport
Martin Laurence

It's fair to say that Bayern Munich are romping to the title once again in the Bundesliga, in Pep Guardiola's first season in charge. It's not great news for the league as a spectacle, with closest rivals Leverkusen and Dortmund both faltering in recent months, but there is one other team that are making light work of the league of late.

Das Praktikum vs. the Internship: Lessons From Germany

Nick de Taranto | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nick de Taranto

Germany today is the European exemplar to which the UK commentariat regularly doffs its cap. The British right admires its robust and competitive economy and the left applauds its ability to square late capitalism with residues of social democracy.

The German Olympic Uniforms Are Quite Bold...

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

With the Sochi Olympic Games swiftly becoming just as much about human rights as it is about sport, one team entering the venue stood out from the res...

The Best Young Full-Backs in Ligue 1

Ben McAleer | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The modern day full-back is tasked with pressing forward and overlapping the attack-minded players as a means of providing an offensive outlet to his team, but also having the fitness levels to return to their starting position to perform defensive duties. Mathieu Debuchy and Ricardo Rodriguez, of Newcastle and Woflsburg respectively, have exhibited these qualities this season and are two prime examples of how a right or left-back should operate.

Culture, or Cancer Research?

John Nickson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
John Nickson

The idea that a British Government Minister should think it necessary to make a speech about the importance of culture must astonish Germans. For them, culture is as natural as breathing. The British have also made an exceptional contribution to culture and continue to do so but our reputation for philistinism in high places continues.

Justice Must Not Be Dulled By Wrinkles

Jemma Wayne | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

The time has come for the role of international courts to evolve and take a greater part. Our own governments must facilitate and demand this. And respond to humanitarian need. If the question is 'are we our brother's keeper?' the answer must be a resounding 'yes'.