United States

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...

What Do Americans Think of Corbyn's Foreign Policy

Hugo Winn | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Hugo Winn

Jeremy Corbyn is hardly a household name in the United States, but his election win has pricked some ears on this side of the Atlantic. Few US reports about Corbyn's victory have focused on his domestic goals. His economic and social policies are almost never mentioned except when contextualizing the new leader as a 'socialist'. Instead it is Corbyn's extreme foreign policy that is raising American eyebrows...

Driver Pursues Thieves In Risky High-Speed Chase, Prompts Criticism All Round

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.09.2015 | UK

A driver who captured the moment he pursued thieves at high speed through a suburban American town has left people online horrified at HIS risky maneu...

Thatcher Should Be On US Bank Notes, Says Jeb Bush

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics

US Republican Presidential-hopeful Jeb Bush has claimed Margaret Thatcher should have her face featured on the $10 note. Jeb, the brother and son o...

Why Is Syria's Bashir Al-Assad Still In Power?

James Coe | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
James Coe

In March 2008 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi addressed the Arab Leader's Summit in Syria. Gaddafi spoke without his trademark slurred speech and instead spok...

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...