US Government

'They Changed Their Clothes And Left': How Iraq's Army Abandoned Its Second Largest City

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

Iraq has been accused of abandoning it citizens to Islamic extremists who have overrun the country's second largest city, with furious world leaders t...

A US Teenager Has Come Up With A Genius Way For Governments To Save Money

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

Suvir Mirchandani is only 14 but if this is anything to go on he has a very bright future ahead of him. The teenager has hit upon a genius method t...

Why Has the US Government Still Not Released Shaker Aamer?

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Politics
Tasnim Nazeer

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident to be held by the United States in the Guantanamo Bay detention camps, for over 11 years, is still yet to be released by the US government. One has to question why the US is taking so long to release Aamer despite the fact that he has been cleared for release over six years ago?

Obama Congress - What a Mess

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

As you already know, the US Government has been shut down for over two business weeks. The President and Members of Congress battle over who is to blame while failing to present any real solutions. What's going on here in Washington is simply a symptom of a much bigger problem.

Will The Mars Curiosity Rover Survive The US Government Shutdown?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Tech

While the US government shutdown has potentially put the entire Earth at risk from asteroid annihilation we can at least be safe in the knowledge that...

America Shuts Down, Twitter Makes Jokes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Just in case you haven't heard: America has shut down. Which has naturally prompted many reactions - chief among them: anger, political name-calling a...

All Eyes on the US, as Key Economic Battles Loom

Jeremy Cook | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

Last week was dominated by news from the US Federal Reserve and their surprise decision to hold fire on a reduction on the stimulus that is currently being injected into the US economy. This unexpected decision on 'tapering' sent most of the economics world scrabbling to reassess their projections of just when the economy will be strong enough for the Fed to change its course.

Things Edward Snowden Should Do on His Gap Year in Moscow

Simon Goddard | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Simon Goddard

It's fair to say that Ed now has a lot of spare time on his hands in Moscow while he applies for full time asylum in any country on the planet that won't turn him over to the Americans. So, we've been kind enough to suggest ways for him to keep busy during stay in Moscow. You're welcome, Ed.

Armstrong Says US Government Overlooked Drug Allegations

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Sport

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has called for a US Government lawsuit against him to be dismissed. Armstrong, 41, is accused of defrauding the p...

WATCH: Shock Jock Alex Jones Takes Over BBC Politics Show

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK

When the BBC invited American shock jock Alex Jones onto its flagship Sunday Politics programme to talk conspiracy theories, they must have known what...

Is This Man An American 'Spy' In Russia?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK

It has all the hallmarks of a Cold War thriller, an all-American spy, complete with blonde wig, wads of cash, chiselled cheekbones and files of inform...

US Government Sues Armstrong Over Sponsorship Money

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Sport

Lance Armstrong is being sued by the US government, accused of defrauding the Postal Service by taking millions of dollars in sponsorship money while ...

Bradley Manning - A Case of Whistleblower Reprisal

Rita Pal | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Politics
Rita Pal

This is the 21st Century; witch hunting the whistleblower should be an outdated pastime. The Obama administration should develop the insight that the justified concerns raised by a whistleblower have to be investigated and those allegedly responsible for war crimes bought to justice.

When I Debated Alex Jones

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

Don't assume conspiracy theorists are simply ill-informed. Alex Jones is hyper-informed; probably over-informed. He spends many hours a day sifting media and doing research. He, and other conspiracy theorists, often know more about the minutiae than any non-specialist.

The Surprising Countries Left Off Rendition List

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

More than 20 European nations offered support to covert CIA operations to kidnap terror suspects - but many Western countries are conspicuously absent...

Jessica Elgot

Access Of Evil?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

As US President George W Bush made his famous speech about the "axis of evil", and his administration named countries including Iran, Iraq, Syria and ...

When Online Poker Becomes the Day Job

Gary Gowers | Posted 26.03.2013 | Home
Gary Gowers

I was already aware that traditional poker was played by professionals - there are Poker World Tours for heaven's sake - but for a bloke to earn something akin to $4 million for a few hours play was almost too much for my small brain to process.

Charlie Thomas

Thanks For The Bailout US Government! - Now We're Considering Suing You

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

Global insurance giant AIG, which was saved by a bailout following the onset of the financial crisis in 2008, is considering joining a legal case that...

Indefinite Detention in America: Tyranny of the Few?

Sophie Rodger | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Politics
Sophie Rodger

The debate over indefinite detention should not be one about scope - in fact, there shouldn't even be a debate. To deny any individual due process is a basic violation of human rights and is fundamentally wrong under all circumstances.

US Government To Seek 'Negligence' Verdict Over BP Spill

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

BP's hopes of reaching a settlement over the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe were dealt a blow on Wednesday after it emerged that the US government inte...

Extradited British Business Faces Hungarian Court

Posted 28.02.2012 | UK

A British businessman who spent four months without charge in a notorious Hungarian jail will appear in court in Budapest on Wednesday. Michael Tur...

Who Will be Held Accountable? Maliki or Obama?

Brian Binley | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Politics
Brian Binley

Anyone who witnessed those bloody attacks was shocked to hear President Obama welcoming al-Maliki to the White House, on Monday last (12 December) and could well question why such a man was invited.