United States

There Can Be No Compromise on Secret Courts in Trade Deals

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

This is not good enough. In a trade deal between two regions with legal systems as advanced as in the EU and US, a separate system of arbitration - whether public or private - is rendered obsolete: ISDS-lite is still ISDS.

Thousands Of North Koreans Protest Against 'Fatty Imperialist' US

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK

A massive anti-US rally has taken place in North Korea to mark the 65th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. Over 100,000 people gathere...

In a Post-Charleston World, It's Not Enough to Point Fingers at Racism

Jessica Shortall | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Jessica Shortall

Something has happened in America in the past week. I don't know if it will stick, because a lot of hopeful shifts appear in this country, and then disappear quietly as the next news cycle takes over. But I'm gonna be an optimist for a second.

Scientists Want Hollywood To Teach Your Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Tech

Physicists are urging schools to use the movie Interstellar to teach students the science underlying general relative theory. Papers published in ...

Uber For Rich People Is Basically First Class On Steroids

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech

U.S. aviation company Rise are a 'Uber-style private-flight sharing company' offering people the chance to order jets instead of taxis. Most of u...

Hacktivism to Balaclava Punk: Protest Must Be Protected in All Its Forms

Thomas Hughes | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Thomas Hughes

Protest is increasingly going digital. Whether it is using the internet to organise and report physical acts of protest, using online space as a platform on which to take action, or targeting online infrastructure itself: across the world, people are taking their right to protest online.

This Car Knows When You're Pissed

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech

The US have unveiled a car that will potentially stop drink drivers taking to the roads. At a Department of Transport event in Washington D.C., the...

Dear Ambassador - The 'Duty' of Company Directors to Avoid Tax Is a Myth

Paul Brannen | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

As Mr Gardner enters his second year as US Ambassador to the EU I hope he will reconsider his views on this controversial issue and use his influence positively to encourage companies to act in the wider interests of society as a whole by moving away from aggressive tax avoidance.

State-Run Newspaper In Beijing Calls China-US War 'Inevitable'

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

A state–run newspaper in Beijing published an editorial on Tuesday calling war between China and the US "inevitable" if Washington doesn’t stop it...

Bilingualism Is the Norm - And Now Being a Good Lover Is Too

Lucy Bell | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Lucy Bell

So I would say that Riotta's article attracted a large amount of attention not only because he brought the hot topic of relationships and romance into the less media-friendly (but nonetheless extremely important) topic of language-acquisition, but also because - very simply - there are a lot of bilinguals out there. And following on from Riotta's logic, a lot of good lovers.

Is Execution the Most Effective Punishment for the Boston Bomber?

Tom Beetham | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Tom Beetham

Tsarnaev's crimes are inexcusable, and I am the first to say he will probably never be fit to walk the streets as a free man. But if there's one thing you shouldn't fight a fire with, it's more fire.

Britain's Got Religion: Major Party Manifestos all Voice Support for Religious Freedom

Judd Birdsall | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Judd Birdsall

The convergence of the UK party manifestos on religious freedom is a positive development for sure. But to translate this domestic political pressure into effective foreign policy, the government should fold religious freedom promotion into a broader strategy of understanding and engaging religion in international affairs.

The 2015 Woman

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

Woman. A term I struggle to compress to a singular word because across generations society has perpetually attempted to redefine the nature of my gender. Whether it is in our private lives or in the public eye, women have been conditioned to seek approval from elsewhere resulting in a feeling of inadequacy.

Secret Courts, Trade Deals and Power to the People

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

Today, we are sending them a loud and clear message that we can only contemplate support if our conditions - and the conditions of UK citizens - are met.

Forget the Politics, Listen to Netanyahu's Argument

Toby Greene | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Netanyahu was not making a case against any deal with Iran. He was making a case for a tougher deal with stronger and clearer conditions that does not leave Iran within touching distance of a nuclear weapon. He called for, "A better deal that Israel and its neighbours may not like, but with which we could live, literally."

US Night Sky Lit Up As Chinese Rocket Explodes

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Tech

The western United States was treated to an impressive light show on the 23 February as a huge fireball streaked across the night sky. What at firs...

London Anti-Extremism Conference Must Challenge the Role of Iran

Lord Maginnis | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

On Thursday, London hosted a major conference to discuss the ISIS threat and strategies for confronting Islamic extremism around the globe. Unfortunat...

Sorcerers, Apprentices, Broomsticks: The US Has Not Done Enough to Support Democracy in Pakistan, Peace With India

Catriona Luke | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Catriona Luke

The issue, after 60 years, might be whether this is once again in response to the shifting geo-political alliances of the region, or whether Obama has his head screwed on the right way and might actually move US policy in favour of peace between India and Pakistan. That would be a first.

Imagine Having Your Driving Licence In An App

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Tech

The US state of Iowa is looking set to become on of the first places in the world where you'll have your driving licence as an app on your iPhone. ...

What's the Problem With a Federal UK? England!

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

The man who would be king of Scotland has proved himself once again to be a politician's politician. The statesmanship Alex Salmond showed by resigning at the end of an unsuccessful referendum has been matched only by his realpolitik in returning to Westminster politics...

Three Myth Busters About the Land of the Free

Joana Alfaiate | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Joana Alfaiate

The image of the US as the Land of the Free is being put into question. Ferguson, plus the cases of Tamir Rice, Darrien Hunt and Eric Garner, exposed America as an intolerant country where many are not free. The Prosperity Index shows this is true not only for African Americans, but for all citizens across the board..

Black Friday Sales - A Fine Example of Unadulterated Capitalism

Dilly Hussain | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Everyone loves sales. Whether it's the latest Xbox game, kitchen appliance or electronic gadget, people are always looking for bargains, especially during the run up to Christmas. But there's a stark difference between lining up for Boxing Day sales and the animalistic behaviour witnessed last week during the "Black Friday" sales...

Fatal Attraction: Brownfield's Flexibility Doctrine and Global Drug Policy Reform

Damon Barrett | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics
Damon Barrett

For governments, in an effort to avoid political controversy, the four pillars may seem attractive. For those who support drug policy reform they may seem progressive. But this is no win for drug policy reform or progress towards policies grounded in evidence and human rights.

Two-thirds of Gen Y-ers Confident They Can Impact Their Local Worlds

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shivvy Jervis

A fresh update to the largest-ever survey of more than 6,700 Millennials across Latin America, the United States and Western Europe has found that today's 18-30 year olds are strikingly optimistic about their prospects for the future.

Fighting Human Trafficking in Supply Chains: What You Can Do

Madina Jarbussynova | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
Madina Jarbussynova

As more and more stories of human trafficking appear in newspapers and on television, consumers are increasingly asking what they can do to fight this problem. Many are frustrated, and feel disconnected from the people who make the clothes they wear or pick the fruit they eat, toiling in foreign countries and even on distant continents thousands of kilometres from the stores and markets where the products are sold...