The TTIP: A Challenge to China's Hegemony Dream on the Global Stage?

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Who will make the rules on the global stage, and what rules will be there? It may take years to see whether the TTIP and TPP mean less power and future influence for China on the global stage, especially in relation to the United States. Perhaps, only time will tell.

Is South Korea Ready to Join Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

The recent slug fest between Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress on granting President Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA or fast track aut...

Sailing By: Trouble in The South China Sea

Alistair Burnett | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

Most eyes may still be on Syria as the epicentre of global tension, but the temperature just rose in South China Sea too where several countries, including China, lay claim to the same waters.

Homelessness Could Be 'Almost Eradicated' Thanks To A Ridiculously Simple Idea

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK

Sam Tsemberis started a revolution when he realised we’ve been dealing with the problem of homelessness completely backwards. The US-based psycho...

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...

North Korea Is Making Nukes Again And Is Threatening To Use Them

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK

North Korea has restarted all of its nuclear weapons facilities and has threatened to use bombs "at any time" against the US. The state-run news ag...

China's Big Parade: Evidence of Expansionist Threat?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

For the first time ever, China has held a military parade, complete with its most modern missiles and watched over by 30 visiting Heads of State, to m...

Man Shot At Ferguson Rally Charged

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Prosecutors have filed 10 counts against Tyrone Harris, the 18-year-old man shot by police in Ferguson on Sunday night. The St. Louis Count...

Japan-Korea: Making A History Out of History

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

While Germany and Japan are advised to inquire into their souls, Korea is suggested to really consider the ramifications of robbing the country of its honor and its countrymen, should it try to not forget the past and live in the present.

The Detriment of TTIP

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

Negotiations for the TTIP (and TPP) have been very secretive, and you have to wonder why. If the deal was public, if investigative journalists were able to spread knowledge about this deal, protests would ensue from the awareness of possible detriment...

US's Hunt Oil Suspends Drilling in Peru's Amazon

David Hill | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK
David Hill

US company Hunt Oil has announced it is suspending exploratory drilling in one of the remotest, most biodiverse parts of Peru's Amazon.

Case Dropped Against Woman Charged With Murder After Taking 'Abortion Pills'

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK

A murder charge against a 23-year-old woman in the US for taking 'abortion pills' she bought on the internet to terminate her pregnancy has now been d...

Biker Gang Shootout At Texas Restaurant Kills 9

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

Texas police say 192 people will face organised crime charges, a shoot-out between rival motorcycle gangs at a Texas restaurant on Sunday which left n...

Hundreds Flee In Chaotic Scenes As Islamic State 'Purges' Iraqi City

AP | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK

Islamic State has seized control of the city of Ramadi in Western Iraq, sending the country's forces racing out of the city in a chaotic retreat after...

US Principal Called Out 'All The Black People' Who Left During A Graduation Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A principal of a school in the US has apologised for shouting "look who's leaving, all the black people," during a graduation speech, blaming the devi...

The Real Reason Labour Won't Do a Deal With the SNP

Mark Flanagan | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

Ed Miliband has made it clear, on numerous occasions, he won't get into bed with Nicola Sturgeon. In fact some of his most passionate responses have come when dealing with this question. We now know Russell Brand has more chance of securing a cabinet position as there is clearly a very good chance he and Ed have at least shared a bed.

How Was a Violent Criminal with Prior Convictions in South Korea Able to Get So Close to US Ambassador?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Even as the massive joint military exercise by South Korea and the US is set to begin on March 28, the protestors of the drill have already perpetrated one violent assault and multiple verbal attacks on it.

Climate Change Is Creating a New Battleground as Russia, US Increase Arctic Military Presence

Kyla Mandel | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It's no secret that at the heart of many wars lies valuable resources, chief among them petroleum. Is it too far-fetched to think this won't happen in the Arctic?

The Economic Lessons the British Left Can Learn From the US

Dan Holden | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Holden

The citizen's income, the idea of a guaranteed basic income for all citizens has been in the news in the UK a fair bit recently due to the rising profile of the Green Party of England and Wales, who have pushed it as a key policy. It's a brilliantly utopian idea, but surprisingly a form of it has emerged in the US whilst it hasn't in the UK.

Why We Protested Against G4S

Zarah Sultana | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zarah Sultana

Evidently, G4S has an extensive history of scandals and its disregard for human rights is becoming increasingly transparent. To bring that reality a little closer into the public's view, we decided to briefly "shut s**t down" a busy central London road on Tuesday morning.

Tweeter Nails Obama Critic Over Seriously Awkward Grammar Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK

US Republican governor Bobby Jindal tried to provide some snarky commentary on President Obama's 2015 State Of The Union speech, by quipping he could ...

Flying Saucer Spotted In US

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Tech

A small white disc-shaped 'UFO has been caught flying over Memphis, Tennessee. The white or grey object appears to be too fast moving to be anythin...

US School Principal Wants To Stockpile Cans Of Corn For Students To Use As Weapons Against Intruders

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A principal of a US school wants to stockpile cans of sweetcorn and peas in classrooms so students can throw them them at intruders. Priscella Holl...

When the Hippocratic Oath Gets Disrupted: Notes From the field

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

What happens when a doctor and a patient re-design the healthcare system from scratch taking into account what it means to be sick and not know why?

Peshawar School Attack - Violence Breeds Violence

Dilly Hussain | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

Whilst there is absolutely no justification for the killing of women and children in Islam, Muslim leaders have made the all-too-common mistake of apologising and condemning a crime which was not carried out in the name of religion. Rather, the unfortunate event that occurred was as a result of an ongoing cycle of violence that began in 2001.