A Deal for Greece May Have Been Reached, but It Is Germany Who Should Be Humble

John Bird | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
John Bird

Germany is in an invidious position. It outstrips its fellow Europeans. It knows how to run a successful economy at a time when most European economies are lame and dependent on high levels of government support. It knows and demonstrates that hard work and fiscal maturity rewards all. Unfortunately it does not understand its own history and the history of Europe. It does not understand that the Germanic grabbing of Europe in two world wars has screwed with the economies and cultures of Europe.

Mr Tsipras's Tactics

John Watson | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Politics
John Watson

Old hands at litigation will tell you that if you are stuck for a strategy you can do worse than to imagine yourself in the other side's position, wor...

France And Belgium At War Over 'Prejudicial' Coin

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK

A planned Euro coin commemorating the Battle of Waterloo has been withdrawn after the French objected to it, saying it was a "negative" symbol. The...

Wikipedia Reveals Most Influential Person

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech

Wikipedia has revealed the most influential person in history, and before you start shouting it's not Jesus, Aristotle, Einstein or even Adolf Hitler....

Historical Penis News Just In: Napoleon Had a Teeny Weeny

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

Napoleon Bonaparte may well have been one of the greatest military leaders in history, but he did have a teeny weeny it can be revealed. The penis...

An Army Marches On Its Stomach: And This Is What Is In Those Stomachs (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

"An army marches on its stomach", declared French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte back in 1800s, and indeed it still does. Though the armies of yestery...

LDRs: Can Love Conquer Border Control?

Rebeca Moss | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rebeca Moss

If you're at University then there's a chance you'll meet the love of your life. There's also a chance that they won't be from the same country as you, or even the same continent. This means if they don't manage to find a job after graduation, and you're in it for the long haul, then you're headed for a Long Distance Relationship

Great Train Robbery Dubbed 'Crime Of The Century'

PA | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

It was once dubbed the "crime of the century", and half a century on the Great Train Robbery remains one of the most audacious crimes in British histo...

Latest Sales Numbers Confirm That UK Is Very Much a Nation of Shoppers, Rather Than Shopkeepers

Jeremy Cook | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK
Jeremy Cook

This week's sales numbers showed a slight increase in retail sales and did well to improve on the 2.1% increase made in May. Notes and noises from the retail sector have been encouraging of late. Data from the British Retail Consortium has begun to shown an increase in sales volumes, whilst consumer confidence has moved to the highest level since October 2010.

Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon To Be Adapted By Steven Spielberg

Mark Hodge | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hodge

As for Spielberg's intentions to once again adapt a lost Kubrick masterpiece, the uninitiated may smirk, but there is still no questioning his skill as a director. In fact, while Spielberg could have benefited from his colleague's artistic prudence, his powers as a producer and his ability to get projects made are second to none.

Mobsters, Museums and the Twin Towers: Tutankhamun and the Illicit Antiquities Trade

Brendan Pittaway | Posted 22.01.2013 | Home
Brendan Pittaway

Dr Zahi Hawass, an egyptologist who styles himself as his country's 'Indiana Jones', has pressed foreign governments, museums and collectors to hand back even those treasures taken and maintained with the best of intentions. The British Museum has long resisted his attempts to return the Rosetta Stone.

Beethoven and Barenboim at the BBC Proms

Neil Simpson | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Neil Simpson

Kenneth Clark once noted that he could not describe 'civilisation' - but he knew it when he saw it. With Beethoven's fifth, sixth and ninth symphonies, I wouldn't attempt to form any description of what human civilisation is or represents - but I know it when I hear it.

Are You Prepared For A Zombie, Alien Or Napoleon Invasion? How Councils Spent £31m Answering Ridiculous Questions

PA | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Politics

Council officials making preparations for a crash landing by Santa's present-laden sleigh this weekend could have to reveal their plans publicly. C...