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Really, Nobel Committee?

Sarah McCabe | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Politics
Sarah McCabe

Europe cannot now be separated from the Euro, that shiny, happy currency that was marketed as a crucial tool in breaking down national borders. It is the Euro that has caused a resurgence of nationalism and it is not right to praise the EU while its citizens deal with this backlash.

Stun Grenades, Teargas And Nazis As Athens Protests Turn Violent

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Police in Athens have fired teargas and stun grenades at protesters, some of whom were dressed in Nazi uniforms, demonstrating against a visit by Germ...

Athens Activists Hold Nazi-Style Protest Over Merkel Visit

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK

Angry demonstrations featuring activists dressed as Hitler and Nazis are being held on the streets of Athens, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel visit...

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: 9th October 2012

Posted 09.10.2012 | UK

Scroll down for some of the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures from around the world, brought to you by The Huffington Post's Pictu...

Crisis? What Crisis?

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Sport

As the birthplace of the Olympics, Greece deserves its high ranking in the pantheon of sporting achievements but in the current austere times the idea...

The Week That Was: What's the Alternative?

Carla Buzasi | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK Politics
Carla Buzasi

If one man in Stroud can find a viable alternative to powering cars over 150mph, surely the best brains in the country can work out how to pull Britain through the recession? Written like that, it sounds so simple, doesn't it? So, if there's a consensus that what we're doing now isn't working, what is the alternative? Certainly in Europe, the politicians haven't convinced the electorate that austerity is the way forward. Witness the general strikes in Greece and rioting in Spain. When there is no alternative, people take the law into their own hands.

Stock Markets Slump Across Europe Amid Violent Protests

PA | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK

Stock markets slumped across Europe today as mounting concerns over Spain and fresh strike action in Greece sent investors heading for the exit. Lo...

WATCH: Riot Police Clash With Greek Protestors

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK

Only one day after protests spilled into violence in Madrid, anti-austerity protestors in Greece have clashed with riot police, with tear gas and petr...

Greece Flogs London Property To Meet Conditions For Next Bailout

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK

Greece is to begin selling off its state property from London to Eastern Europe as part of an agreement to continue receiving international aid, Busin...

Twitter and Facebook Are Leading Us Back to the Caveman Age

Huw L. Hopkins | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Tech
Huw L. Hopkins

Twitter is having a facelift, and in keeping with the Facebook trend started by the image-saturated Timeline profile, the social mediums are getting rid of words. It looks sleek and simple, but the picture-heavy pages suggest a dumbing down, of the respective websites and global society.

Chris Wimpress

Alistair Darling Warns Germany: Don't Go Back To The 1930s | Chris Wimpress | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Politics

Alistair Darling has strongly criticised the German government's policies towards recovery in the eurozone, suggesting a failure of leadership by Ange...

No 'Breathing Space' for Greece

Martin Koehring | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Politics
Martin Koehring

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras won the June general election promising to renegotiate the terms of the Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) that accompany the two EU/IMF bail-out deals (worth a total of €240bn) that Greece has to implement to avoid sovereign default.

Don't Panic!

Tony Schumacher | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Politics
Tony Schumacher

Maybe we should ask Samuel L Jackson to be president of the new world? If not him... who do you reckon should lead us from the panic land to the promised land?

Political Cowardice Prolongs the Euro Pain

Michael Hewson | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Politics
Michael Hewson

European politicians' attempts to resolve the debt crisis splintering Europe has resulted in a split.

Buying Time: Greece Pleads For More Time To Make Harsh Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

The Greek Prime Minister has pleaded for "breathing space" to slash spending in the trouble nation, with talks about the country's future in the Euro ...

'Grexit' Remains Major Risk

Martin Koehring | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Politics
Martin Koehring

In June, a pro-euro Greek government was sworn in, pledging to bring the country's public finances back on track to avoid a 'disorderly' default and eventual Greek euro exit ('Grexit').

Female Intellect: A Renaissance?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Preetam Kaushik

Intellect and power are words which by default we associate with masculinity. History records a long list of powerful people, political leaders, scientists, engineers, philosophers, writers, artists' et al, mostly male.

George Gideon Osborne: Profile of a World Class Debt Increaser

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Politics
Tiernan Douieb

In the early moments of this morning it all became clear that we had a champion at the helm. After months and months of worry, indications that he may not carry it off, and general concern that after everything he's done, everything he's put himself and the country though, that we might not make it.

Banned: Greek Athlete Sent Home From Olympics For 'Racist' Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

A Greek Olympic athlete has been expelled from the national Olympic team for 'racist' remarks on Twitter. Triple jump champion Voula Papachristou h...

How Do You Solve a Problem Like a Rising Population?

Sunder Katwala | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Politics
Sunder Katwala

Instead of declaring Britain closed, we should spread growth and jobs around Britain, just as we've regenerated Stratford to host the Olympics, and turned around the population decline in the centre of great cities like Manchester and Liverpool.

You Can Smell the Fear in Barroso's Nostrils

Nigel Farage | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics
Nigel Farage

Britain is happy to live with the hard work which freedom will entail. We are prepared for the future, but to do so we must be captain on our own bridge.

Crisis? What Crisis?

Emily Stacey | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK
Emily Stacey

Two days before the Greek election on June 16th, the chances of flying to Greece the following week looked increasingly unlikely.

Have a Heart for Germany

Sarah McCabe | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Politics
Sarah McCabe

The tide has turned. For several years now, national and international media have presented the Euro crisis as a soap opera, pitting lazy, profligate, scheming Greeks against honest, thrifty, industrious Germans.

David Cameron: 'We Will Close Borders To Greeks' In Event Of Grexit

Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said he is prepared to close Britain's borders to Greek immigrants in the event that Greece was forced to leave the eurozone. Giv...

Pharmacists In Greece 'Running Out Of Medicine' Amid Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK

The economy in Greece is in such dire straits that pharmacists there are running out of medicine, a Panorama investigation has revealed. In the BBC...