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I'm Running for President of Twitter

James Thomas | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Comedy
James Thomas

You heard me. This is neither joke nor jape, neither jest nor jibe. This is real, dammit, as real as the fingers on my hands, as real as the piece of corn wedged between two of my back teeth since teatime. I'm running for President of Twitter harder than you've ever seen anyone run for anything in your entire life.

F1's World of Tyres, Votes and Money

Todd McCandless | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Formula 1 has traditionally been operated in the penumbra of a document called the Concorde Agreement. This legally-binding document ties the teams, the commercial right's owners (FOM) and the governing body (FIA) together in a dance of speed, technology and perhaps most importantly...money.

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.

Obama Promises To Match Daughter's Tattoo

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Politics

US President Barack Obama has dreamed up a novel way to dissuade his daughters from getting tattoos, saying that if they did, he and their mum Michell...

Babette's Feast With the Refugees at PDVSA: The Real Importance of Maduro's Victory in Venezuela

Asa Cusack | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Politics
Asa Cusack

Chávez's success is as much about how the poor feel about their place in society as it is about improvements in their material conditions.

Venezuelan Presidential Elections 2013: And It's Chávez Deputy Nicolás Maduro at a Canter!

Asa Cusack | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Politics
Asa Cusack

The temporary ceasefire following Hugo Chávez's death is over, and campaigning for mid-April elections has seen Venezuela's two political poles renew hostilities. Here we take a local look at who's heading the race for the presidential palace and why.

'Happy New Year'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Politics

The back of Obama's head is perhaps the most famous profile on social media and looking to the latest Twitter shot of the US President, it shows no si...

Irish President Gives Youth Their Voice

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Politics
Scott De Buitléir

Using the tagline 'Take Charge of Change,' Being Young and Irish is a series of seminars organised by President Higgins whereby people aged between 17 and 26 can have their say on where Ireland is going.

Ferrari Boss Dresses Down Formula 1

Todd McCandless | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Whether you are a fan of Ferrari or its boss, Luca di Montezemolo, the Italian head of Fiat is thinking outside of the box and for good reason. I recently commented on a statement McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh made about Formula One just now discovering this new technology called the "interweb" and how it may be used to generate new and exciting ways to connect with fans.

Todt: Cut Costs by 30% or Teams Will Leave F1

Todd McCandless | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

There was a meeting today between FIA president Jean Todt, Formula One Management boss Bernie Ecclestone and Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo. Three big players in the current and future evolution of the sport. What kind of discussions could have taken place? Doubtful they were discussing this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

Of Politics and Sport

Matt Bostrom | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Politics
Matt Bostrom

As the 2012 election season grips all corners of the US in a fascinating carnival of strategy, pageantry, and partisanship; I realise I miss something else. Just as viewing sports is not the same in London, neither is the US political race.

Putin's Victory is Not Without Casualties

Tomas Hirst | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Politics
Tomas Hirst

Following his victory in yesterday's presidential election Vladimir Putin gave a tearful, patriotic speech to supporters in central Moscow befitting the characterisation of his election campaign as a battle.

Putin's Persistent Presidency - Why Russia's dominant politician never really ceased to be its head of state.

Ben Abrams | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ben Abrams

So it appears that Russians haven't been too happy with Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency, which has potentially extended his tenure as the co...

Michelle Obama is Now on Twitter, or is She?

Mark Hillary | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

The First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, joined Twitter today. When I followed her she had tweeted only twice and had just over 20,000 followers. As I write, she has added another tweet and has over 111,000 followers.

European Parliamentary Wrap: Presidential Debate, New MEPs, Ageing Population

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Back from the winter recess, MEPs are gearing up for next week's Strasbourg session by reconvening with their political groups. Here is a snapshot of key news from the last four days.

Breaking Banking Ties With Iran is But One Step

Peter Martindale | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

It is abundantly clear to all, including the Iranian regime, that the West has intent to cause regime change in Iran. The new sanctions announced this week are a clear step towards that goal. It is the beginning of moves that the Iranian freedom movements have been asking the West for for some years.