President Barack Obama

It's Time for America to Rethink Its Gun Control Laws

Richard Neil | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Neil

Another day, another mass shooting spree. Surly by now, it's time for America to rethink its gun control laws and make the logical changes that other advanced countries have made. At the time of writing this article, at least 13 people have reportedly been killed and around 20 wounded in a college shooting in Roseburg, Oregon. How many more of these tragedies have to happen?

As Egypt Jails Al Jazeera Journalists, the West Still Tolerates El-Sisi

Nehad Ismail | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Since taking power in a military coup in 2013, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has been every bit the tyrant, showing utter disregard for civil rights. And the Obama administration has long claimed it would lift the embargo only if Egypt showed "credible progress" toward restoring democracy."

Dear Mr. President

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

Given President Obama's recent suggestion that Britain must stay in the European Union, I've written an open letter wondering what it would be like if America had to be part of an EU-like structure...

The Cry of Kenyan-Somalis: Is Anyone Listening?

Catherine Wyatt | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK
Catherine Wyatt

The Kenyan state has an ethnicity problem. By presenting their conflict with the terrorist group al-Shabaab as a conflict of ethnicity, ethnic Somalis...

The First Female 'Leader of the Free World'?

Hannah Cottam | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Hannah Cottam

Not only was Clinton the first to announce her intentions, just eight years on from her defeat by Obama in the Democratic nomination race, but at this early stage it seems that she is expected to be the frontrunner for the Oval Office, with several US news outlets offering their support.

Obama Reading Mean Tweets About Himself Is As Incredible As It Sounds

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel is fairly well known for getting celebrities to read mean tweets about themselves, and it's always hilarious. Now he's managed to turbo-c...

Obama Guru's Latest Remarks Have Really Not Helped Miliband

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband's American election guru David Axelrod has given him a lukewarm endorsement, insisting that he isn't on a par with his former boss, Barack...

As the US President Meets the Prime Minister of India - Are Leaders who Love Themselves Good for You?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Narcissism or greater self-belief and confidence - is required to rise up the ranks to prominence in a competitive world, plus the conviction that you are better than others is needed for the aggressive self-projection now required much more in the media age.

North Korea's Internet Went 'Dark' On Monday

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Tech

North Korea's internet suffered a complete blackout on Monday 22 December and even now is still reportedly suffering from intermittent connection prob...

Hagel's Resignation Shows Failed Foreign Policy Knows No Party

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Whether he fell on his sword or was pushed, Chuck Hagel's departure is the latest in a series of foreign policy missteps. It leaves the administration bereft of a Veteran Secretary of Defense at the most dangerous time in recent memory.

The Harsh Truth: ISIL Is the Product of Iran's Theocracy and Assad's Dictatorship

Lord Maginnis | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

For the West to acknowledge that there are at least two prominent enemies to freedom and stability in the Middle East would be a start. But by embracing one and opposing the other the West may disrupt the current flow of violence, but it will never halt the growth of extremism. As long as a Shiite theocracy remains in place in Iran, new Sunni extremists will always stand ready to compete with it for control over the soul of the Muslim world.

This Bored Child Could Not Care Less About Meeting Barack Obama

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK

We've all been there, that feeling of unadulterated boredom that comes when forced into your smartest clothes and involuntarily made to mingle with pe...

The Incredible Moment A Family Ran Into An Unexpected Visitor At Stonehenge

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK

Barack Obama made a family' s day when he swapped "banter" with three young boys during his sightseeing trip to Stonehenge, their mother has said. ...

A Century of Warfare: Analysing America's War Record Since WWI

Brad Linzy | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics
Brad Linzy

As Randolph Bourne said when writing about World War I in 1918, war is the health of the state. As America's power has grown, so has its propensity for war. Regardless of the debates about the justness or morality of war, the numbers have shown peace to be the exception in America while war has been the rule, making this last century since the start of World War I undeniably a century of warfare.

US Secret Service Buying 'Sarcasm Detector'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech

The Secret Service have a new remit, they'll be protecting the President against the potentially deadly effects of sarcasm. Thankfully though, they're...

Some Pity for Putin

Gregor Smith | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Smith

Good old Vlad is propping up the news again as the shiftiest world leader. Apart from Kim Jong Un. Or Xi Jinping. Or King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Or - who's that bloke who controls the biggest, most notorious 'intelligence' agency in the world? Oh, of course, US President Barack Obama. Or, for that matter, his chum David Cameron...

Beyoncé Dismisses Rumours Of Affair With Barack Obama As 'Absurd'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Are Beyonce and Barack Obama dangerously in love? The short answer – no, they are not. In the wake of their own president being surrounded by sca...

A Selfie Too Far?!

Edward Adoo | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK
Edward Adoo

Is this a new trend? Will we now see Selfies being taken at memorials and funerals? Nelson Mandela's memorial to many was viewed as a celebration therefore in some sense it was essential to capture that special moment and Selfie to remember the time, moment and it's significance.

Barack Obama, David Cameron, Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Their 'Selfie' Behaviour

Daniel Warner | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

If Obama, Cameron and Thorning -Schmidt were inspired to whip out their camera phones and start clicking away then why wasn't Naomi Campbell somewhere in that stadium, in full hair and make up, being held aloft in front of a wind machine by Bono and Charlize Theron?

Nelson Mandela Memorial Sign Language Fake In Gifs

The Huffington Post | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK

The sign language interpreter used during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service was a fraud, in concerns raised by the British Deaf Association. Sout...

President Obama 'Not Allowed' An iPhone

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Tech

He might have access to the world's most powerful military, the nuclear launch codes and a very big, impressive desk. But President Obama does not hav...

David Cameron Ousted From No. 10

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron's diminishing influence means he is no longer one of the world's most powerful people, according to Forbes magazine's annual list. T...

Gary Younge: 'What Do I Tell My Son After Trayvon Martin's Murder?'

Joe Sandler Clarke | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Sandler Clarke

The American government isn't working. By a strange quirk of the country's political system, the Republican Party was able to shut it down and brin...

The University of Warwick vs. the United States of America: a Democratic Showdown.

Samuel Walker | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Samuel Walker

Initially, there may seem to be few similarities between the University of Warwick and the USA, apart from: a. I've been to both, and b. they're both inexplicably fond of large financial corporations...

The US-Iranian-Syrian Diplomatic Dance

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Smith OBE

The destruction of Syrian chemical weapons (CW) has started. In a breakthrough moment in Iran-US relations, the two Presidents talked on the phone and the foreign ministers sat down to discuss Iran's nuclear programme. Though the connection has received little comment in the western news media, these two welcome developments are deeply linked and close to inter-dependent.