United States

We Need a New Approach to Tackle Our Mental Health Epidemic

Danny Bowman | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

The effects of mental health on our global society is has become much bigger, from suicide to depression and what we do in the next ten years could either avert crisis or cause further inequality creating catastrophe and adding burning fuel to this global pandemic.

Islamic State: The Limits of Conventional Wisdom

Alistair Burnett | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Would Islamic State have attacked Paris twice this year killing almost 150 people if France weren't bombing it in Iraq and Syria? Would IS have blown up an airliner killing 229 Russian tourists and aircrew, if Moscow had not intervened in Syria?

Corbyn Shelves Foreign Policy Speech In Wake Of Paris Murders

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has postponed a keynote speech on UK foreign policy in the wake of the Paris attacks. The Labour leader had been set to signal he wou...

Saudi Arabia: Going Rogue

Alistair Burnett | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

We haven't heard much about rogue states since George W Bush's tenure in the White House ended, but maybe the term should be revived and applied to one of America's closest allies - Saudi Arabia.

Controversial Muslim Cleric Predicts 'Disturbing' Future For Apologetic Tony Blair

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

One of the most influential conservative clerics in American Islam has predicted a "disturbing" future for Tony Blair following the former prime minis...

Why Does Britain's China Debate Have to Be So Binary?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In their very haste to catch up and the urgency they attach to attracting investment, Cameron and Osborne are prepared to ignore criticism - and I suspect the advice of their diplomats - and downplay human rights and wider foreign policy considerations to put their emphasis on the purely pecuniary dimension of relations with the Chinese.

An Army for the Future

Philippa Greer | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK
Philippa Greer

In the wake of a new climate of increasingly high-definition digital terror, we must question the use of propaganda and special influence methods in modern warfare. States are dangerously trespassing on the prohibition on propaganda for war. We must seek to avoid creating a mirror image of ISIS.

I Couchsurfed and Survived... And You Should, Too

Carolina Are | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carolina Are

What brings a supposedly sane person to embark upon what most people would describe as a suicide journey? A year ago, I took off on a mission: surviving - and most of all enjoying - my first-ever Couchsurfing trip across the United States of America.

Amazon Is Trying To Unmask People Posting 'Fake' Product Reviews

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Tech

Retail giant Amazon is suing more than a thousand people it believes have been posting fake product reviews on its website. The company says 1,114 ...

Zombie Convention In Chaos After Fatal Shooting

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK

Chaos broke out after a shooting at the ZombiCon festival in Florida left one person dead and at least four wounded. Large crowds of attendees quic...

Hundreds Saved From Illegal Slaughterhouse In Largest Animal Cruelty Bust In US History

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES AND CONTENT Hundreds of animals have been rescued from illegal slaughterhouses in what is being called the largest animal ...

Catholic Hospital Won't Operate On This Pregnant Woman Because Of Religion

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

A Catholic hospital has refused to operate on a pregnant woman with a life-threatening brain tumor on religious grounds. Her doctor told Jessica M...

If These Statistics Don't Change America's Gun Laws Nothing Will

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

At least one toddler under the age of 4 has been responsible for shooting someone at a rate of once a week so far this year in America. Some 43 inc...

Bernie Sanders: Why the UK Should Care

Sophie Jackson | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Jackson

The biggest names in the campaigning for 2016's U.S Presidential election have been Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and - against all odds - Bernie San...

A Soldier's Account Of His Afghan Deployment Set To "Mad World" Is Haunting

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK

Video of an American battalion's deployment in Afghanistan set to the Gary Jules' and Michael Andrews' version of the classic ballad "Mad World" has r...

Russia: Anything You Can Do...

Alistair Burnett | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

Watching Russia's military intervention in Syria unfold has taken me back to my secondary school days when we put on the musical Annie Get Your Gun.

Russia and Iran Are Not Allies Against ISIS

Dr Andrew Foxall | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Andrew Foxall

Co-authored with Mr. Tom Wilson. Dr Andrew Foxall is Director of the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, a London-based international...

20ft Python Attacks Pet Shop Owner, Police Respond Admirably

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK

A pet shop owner has been viciously attacked by a 20-ft python whilst a horrified customer looked on. Terry Wilkins, the owner of Captive Born Rept...

Russia Opens a Window of Opportunity in Syria

Alistair Burnett | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In the fog of claim and counter claim over the real target of Russian air strikes in Syria one thing is clear: Russia's direct intervention is intensifying the war and that means even more civilian deaths and more refugees fleeing to neighbouring states and Europe.

13 Americans Who Think More Guns Are The Solution To Gun Crime

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

Thursday's mass shooting at the Umpqua Community College campus in Oregon has brought the issue of American gun laws into focus yet again. Ten peop...

A Bottle of Water That Was the Answer to a Prayer

Jackie Kemp | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Kemp

First light is the best time to take pictures, and on our road trip stop off at Zion National Park, a chilly dawn found us at Overlook Point, my husband Rob and his tripod hovering on the edge of a 1,000 foot drop.

A Road Trip Through Utah. Bryce Canyon.

Jackie Kemp | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Kemp

Like many Scots, I love to holiday in the United States. it's a big country and there's a lot to see. I have a precious 15 year old Baedeker guidebook, the pages falling out with overuse. In the flyleaf of the book is a tiny map of the entire country with around a dozen sites picked out.

Hedge Funder Makes U-Turn On Massive HIV Drug Price Hike

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

International outrage over a 5,500% price hike for a life-saving drug used by AIDs and cancer sufferers has prompted the chief executive of a pharmace...

That Insane Aids Drug Price Hike Could Have Profound Implications For The TTIP Deal

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

A leading NHS doctor has spoken out against the former hedge fund manager at the heart of the scandal around a 4,000% increase in the price of a life ...

Women Are Sharing Their Abortion Stories And It's Dividing The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women talking about their abortions in an effort to counter a campaign to close state-funded abortion clinics in America have faced a barrage of abusi...