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Cheer - Inequality Is Falling Globally! (And Similar Nonsense)

John Weeks | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK
John Weeks

I bet you think that the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer. A few well-known facts might lead you to this conclusion. For example, in the ...

After the Tragedy of Flight MH17 Russia Must Be Held to Account

Jonathan Cook | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Cook

For the nations of Europe, the legacy of appeasing Russian behaviour makes a vigorous response to the current crisis absolutely vital. While there may be economic risk inherent in imposing sweeping sanctions, a broad package of 'level three' measures, targeting vulnerable sectors of the Russian economy, is essential.

The Three Best Pieces Of Advice I've Ever Received

James Caan | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK
James Caan

Whether it's in business or life in general, good quality relationships are crucial... if you're following the herd then you're too late... learn from your mistakes and go again.

Things Can Only Get Better?

Stephen Evans | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Evans

The General Election is just 10 months away. But the focus of its debate is a generational challenge to share the benefits of growth, in an environment of ongoing reductions in public spending. The good news is that the current squeeze in living standards is not inevitable and there are choices we make to reach a different outcome.

Mehdi Hasan

Bomb Isis Or We'll Ask Iran To, Top Iraqi Politician Warns United States

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics

One of Iraq's most senior politicians has warned that the country could ask Iran to carry out air strikes against the jihadist group, Isis - if the Un...

Europe Is Missing Out on a Huge Climate Opportunity - And €2.4Billion a Year in Energy Savings

John Webster | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK
John Webster

The next big win for the planet may not be a field of solar panels or a new emissions cap. It may well be people themselves, motivated to become better climate stewards than their neighbours down the block.

Take A Trip To Space In A Balloon, ONLY £45k

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Tech

A commercial spaceflight company has just completed trials to send customers to the edge of the atmosphere in a balloon. The company responsible, W...

CNN '747 Down Off Ireland' Tweet Backfires

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech

CNN has come under heavy criticism after it tweeted a quote referencing a "747 down off Ireland's coast" in relation to a terrorist attack which kille...

Scientists Show Chimps Are Better At Game Theory Than Humans

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Tech

News has emerged which, in the context of the new Planet of the Apes movie, is both chilling and suspiciously timely: chimps have reportedly outsmarte...

'America Has Become A Warzone' Says Sheriff Who Bought A Tank

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Tech

Sheriff Doug Cox from Johnson County has bought his force a tank, citing the reason for his purchase as being because, "The United States of America h...

There's A $1,000 Bulletproof Blanket For Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Tech

A company in Oklahoma has created something that really shouldn't exist: a bulletproof blanket for kids in schools. The Bodyguard Blanket is essent...

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...

Landmark European Elections Deliver Political Earthquake

Andrew Hammond | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Hammond

Voters from the 28 member nations of the European Union delivered an election earthquake on May 25. Results show major gains in the European Parliament for anti-integration, Euroskeptic parties which span the ideological spectrum from the extreme-right National Front which won the ballot in France, to the far-left Syriza Party which came first in Greece.

Why Somalia Should Leave the Arab League

Awoowe Hamza | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics
Awoowe Hamza

The Arab league was formed on 22 March 1945 and its six founding members were: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The League's main goal is "to draw closer the relations between member States and co-ordinate their political activities with the aim of realizing a close collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty".

The ICC Investigation Is a Powerful Aesthetic Opportunity for the United Kingdom

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Hilary Stauffer

The United Kingdom should take the ICC's investigation in stride to show its younger, oversized, wayward little brother that there is nothing to be afraid of--and that global leadership in the 21st century demands constructive engagement, even with those institutions and organizations whose mandates you find disagreeable. This is a powerful aesthetic opportunity. The UK shouldn't waste it.

Nigeria: A Year of Emergency

Rachael Akidi | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Rachael Akidi

Exactly a year ago, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency across three north eastern states...

The Botched Execution of Clayton Lockett Proves That the Death Penalty Is Barbaric

John Wight | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK
John Wight

The botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma this week is yet more evidence that the death sentence is barbaric and has no place in a civilized society.

Mad Men: Still TV's Gold Standard

Christopher Jackson | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Christopher Jackson

It's easy to forget, given that we view it every week in our homes, that a TV show can be art. Mad Men is a work of art which is great whether you believe art should be appreciated for its style alone or also for its content.

Maliki Manipulating Iraqi Elections

Struan Stevenson MEP | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson MEP

The events of recent weeks have once again proved that through grasping all the levers of State power, the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is trying to influence and change the outcome of the election in his own favour.

US Republican Targeted With 'Electile Dysfunction' Campaign Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the United States House of Representatives, is facing a primary challenge in Ohio. His Tea Party opponent, J.D...

Venezuela Peace Talks Reflect the Further Isolation of the US in Latin America

Dr Francisco Dominguez | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Francisco Dominguez

The peace talks now underway in Venezuela to end the wave of violence that has the explicit aim of "The Ousting" of the elected government are a tremendous step forward for all who wish to see an end to violence...

Ernesto Canovas: A Mixed Media View of the US in the 60s

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Ernesto Canovas, employs a multi-layered practice of painting, drawing, printmaking and photography. Canovas' artworks are heavily worked and only realised through careful contemplation

Countering the Systemic Bias on Wikipedia : An Interview With Emily Temple-Wood

Netha Hussain | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
Netha Hussain

"I love to collect information, and I love that I get to share that information with the world," says Emily Temple-Wood, a veteran editor on English Wikipedia. Emily, who likes reading encyclopedias from cover-to-cover, finds writing on Wikipedia a transition from being a consumer to a creator of knowledge.

Western Ineptitude and Weakness Has Handed Russia Ukraine on a Plate

Daniel W Smith | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel W Smith

To be brutally honest the approach by the Western Powers has been embarrassing, in the United Kingdom it was leaked to the press that the Britain would not put in place heavy sanctions against Russia because it was against our economic interests to do so. When this was leaked the Government suddenly changed its tune and announced it would enact sanctions against Russia.

Nuclear Summit in Holland Neglects Crucial Security Issues

Behnam Taebi | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics
Behnam Taebi

Earlier this week, the Netherlands hosted the third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). More than 50 world leaders where in The Hague to enhance international nuclear security...