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Faith in the Special Relationship: A New Report Argues the US-UK Alliance is Strengthened by Diplomatic Cooperation on Religion

Judd Birdsall | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Politics
Judd Birdsall

This isn't about making foreign policy more 'religious.' The report cautions, "Religious engagement is not the preserve of officials who are personally religious, nor does it entail the undue privileging of religious factors in analysis."

Christian Clerk Won't Issue Marriage Licences To Gay Couples, Citing 'God's Authority'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

A Christian county clerk has defied the US Supreme Court again by refusing to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky, invoking "God's...

Watch Every Nuclear Explosion From 1945 To Present Day

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Tech

Since the US detonated the first atomic bomb during the historic Trinity test there have been a staggering 2053 nuclear explosions on the planet Earth...

A Teenager Called 'Deez Nuts' Is Running For President And He's Doing Surprisingly Well

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Just when you think the US presidential campaign couldn't get any weirder, a candidate named Deez Nuts appears out of nowhere. The Independent appl...

Was This Weird UFO Video Taken By The US Government?

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Tech

A video showing a "UFO" rising from the sea and splitting in two allegedly belongs to the US Department Of Homeland Security (DHS). A group known a...

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...

Yemen: Proxy War and War by Proxy

Alistair Burnett | Posted 09.08.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Iraq and Syria get most of the headlines in western media given the current focus on the threat from Islamic State to European and American interests and citizens, as well as the direct involvement of western military forces in the campaign against IS. But there's also a war going on in Yemen...

Travels Across the States to Wind Up in a State of Hocus Pocus

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

A heatwave had descended on Portland and the irony that I left NYC to escape its steaming sidewalks did not elude me. But here we were with a real bed to sleep in, a kitchen in which to cook our 89 cent broccoli rice and a shower heaving under the weight of copious bottles of shampoo and conditioner..score!

The Battle Over TTIP Is Far From Over - And Labour's Not Ready to Give Up the Fight

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

Though bittersweet, today's result has merely served to strengthen our determination to ensure that the final agreement on TTIP between negotiators is one that does not include ISDS in any shape or form.

The Nuclear Negotiations - What Are They All About?

Amelia Amin | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Politics
Amelia Amin

The official deal between Iran and the P5+1 (China, Russia, France, UK, US and Germany) was supposed to be signed on the 30th June. Now the deadline h...

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."