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Obamacare: A British Man's Letter To The American Citizen

Karl Davis | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Dear American Citizen, I write from the other side of the Atlantic. Our homelands are separated by a vast, malevolent body of water. Thousands of miles stand between us, yet still we share so many things, music, theatre, fashion, culture, history, high street stores and banking ties, and much more. Our military train together, and politicians lean on each other. We really aren't that different.

Where Are the World's Best Hotels?

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Destinations are ranked according to the reputation of their hotels, based on over 82 million hotel reviews and ratings aggregated from over 200 online booking sites. Included in the list are destinations with at least 130 hotels and 60 reviews.

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato - One Brit's Love Affair with American Culture

George Gabriel | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Readers of my very first blog will remember I couldn't have been more excited when preparing for my inaugural trip across the Atlantic Ocean back in the early stages of 2012. There I sat, carving out the words of my long-anticipated adieu to the green and pleasant land of my birth, to live my very own American dream...

Eat America

Mike Gerrard | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

People go to the States for all kinds of reasons - to take a road trip, visit great cities like New York, see the fall colours, take the kids to Disneyland or hang out in Hollywood. It's not often that food is given as a reason for going, but because of its size and diversity, the USA is one of the best countries in which to enjoy great eating.

Copying US Philanthropic Culture Won't Help Brits Give to Charity

John Low | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
John Low

UK society would be better if more people gave generously to charity, but how can we achieve this when cultural attitudes are notoriously difficult to shift? With the US being recognised as the most generous country in the world, many argue that we should look at what they do and learn from it.

In Ukraine, Take Nothing Off the Table

James Snell | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

The crisis engulfing Crimea is a grave one. Vladimir Putin's armies have cut the region off from the rest of the nation, and are insisting on an illegal referendum in order to give elusive legitimacy to a brazen act of aggression. Now is not the time for the West to take options off the table - even rather unpalatable ones.

Ukraine: The West Defending Democracy or Just Playing Politics?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK
Dan Ehrlich

America and the European Union are playing politics, not defending democracy in rushing to support the revolutionary government in Ukraine. On the other hand, Russia's invasion of the country mutes its legitimate view that this was nothing more than an undemocratic coupe.

India and Iran: Time to Thaw the Bilateral Relations

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Preetam Kaushik

As India closes in on another general election, great stress is on international affairs and bilateral relationships which seem a bit stretched at this point of time. With the change in guard being seen rather imminent in New Delhi, it would be interesting to observe the government make some important decisions regarding the country's future with other nations.

We Need to Intervene in Ukraine

James Snell | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

"But why is Ukraine so vital?" you may ask. "Well", I reply, in a fittingly grave and solemn tone, "because it is the latest manifestation of Russian aggression, and we cannot allow the sabre rattling (and unsheathing) of a tyrant like Vladimir Putin go unpunished."

7 Quotes From Russian And US Politicians That'll Make You Think The Cold War Never Ended

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK

Hello there Russian and US senators, 1983 called. It wants its rhetoric back. Things have got incredibly tense between two of the worlds sparring s...

WATCH: Canadian Anchors Go Crazy After Canada Ice Hockey Team Beat USA (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Sport

There was no love lost between the United States and Canada when the women's teams met in the Sochi Winter Olympics ice hockey final, as the Canadian ...

Four-Letter Diplomacy and European Provincialism

Ragnar Weilandt | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics
Ragnar Weilandt

The United States is deliberately sidelining the EU as a partner. After being appointed Secretary of State, John Kerry's first trip to Europe included stops in four EU member states but none in Brussels.

Twelve Years a Guantánamo Slave

Neil Durkin | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Well, not exactly a slave, but a slave of the Guantánamo system. I'm talking about Shaker Aamer, the former UK resident who is still - still - marooned at the notorious US detention centre in the Caribbean almost exactly 12 years after being taken there during the height of George W Bush's frenzied and law-breaking "war on terror".

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heroin

Tim Fenton | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK
Tim Fenton

So another life is lost, to be blamed on the use of heroin. Thus the so-called "war on drugs" will be perpetuated. The lessons of prohibition - that it is the criminality, not the drug, that does the real damage - will remain unlearnt.

Guantánamo: Where There Are No Shades of Grey

Neil Durkin | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

One of the books that detainees at Guantánamo Bay are 50 Shades of Grey, the international bestseller from the US writer EL James. Could it be that the US military authorities have decided that James' erotic thriller is actually pornographic (so-called "mummy porn") and therefore unsuitable for the camp's 155 detainees?

Men Are the Problem

Nick Clements | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

The new democratic masculinity encompasses three hundred and sixty degrees of being. Men who can express views, emotions and feelings from their adventurous, pioneering spirit, through the deeply responsible and mature, to the nurturing and loving core.

Stunning Scenes Of New York City Shrouded In Fog (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

With New York having already braved an inclement blast of polar freeze this winter, residents of the Big Apple were treated to a far more spectacular ...

The USA for Wine Lovers

Mike Gerrard | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

The United States is the world's fourth-biggest wine-producing nation, after France, Italy and Spain. It's also seven times bigger than those three great European wine countries combined, so wine lovers will have to choose carefully where to go...

FDA's UDI Rule will Make Device Tracing Simpler and Open'

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

In early Septemper this year, the healthcare-battered USA, took a significant step towards better patient-care. The Food and Drug Administration department of US government made it mandatory for health-related devices to be identified by a specific number, which will make its tracking easy with all vital details relating to the devices/implants and their embedding into a patient.

The Government Must Do the Right Thing - Unfreeze Pensions and Give Foreign-Based British Nationals the Income They So Rightly Deserve

John Markham | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Politics
John Markham

After a lifetime of working in Britain, paying taxes and mandatory National Insurance contributions, many pensioners wish to spend their retirement overseas, often joining family, or returning to their country of origin. On the face of it this is a fair wish for those who have contributed to the economy for so long.

Will Declarations Between Kinshasa, M23 Herald Peace for DRC?

Maria Lange | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Maria Lange

The 'declarations', which are separate but contain essentially the same points, were supposed to be signed earlier this month, but this was delayed because of disagreement about the title of the document.

A Regime Implicated in War Crimes Must Not Be Involved in the Rebuilding of Syria

Nehad Ismail | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Can we trust Bashar al Assad and his regime, which systematically destroyed the country over nearly three years, with the re-building of Syria? Thanks to Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama, Bashar al Assad is staying on until at least the summer of 2014 under a dubious deal to dismantle and destroy al-Assad's stockpiles of chemicals and gases.

American Jailed in Dubai for Posting Spoof Video About Youth Culture

Rori Donaghy | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics
Rori Donaghy

Shezanne Cassim has been living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 2006, having moved there after graduating... In October 2012 he made a 19-minute mockumentary about a fictional martial arts school that teaches people how to throw sandals in a joke about young people in Dubai who call themselves gangsters but are in fact known for behaving well.

Get Your Kicks: The Top Ten Songs That Inspired Me to Discover America

Mike Gerrard | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mike Gerrard

I've driven bits of Route 66, gone walking in Memphis, been 90 miles out of Atlanta by sundown and seen the cathedral mountains of Colorado. Of my top ten songs for inspiring travel in the USA, I've experienced nine of them personally. But, so far at least, I've only been to Carolina in my mind.

The Kennedy Assassination Did Change Everything, But You Had to Have Been There to Know It

Bonnie Greer | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Bonnie Greer

On 22 November 1963, in the US, after lunchtime, (my hometown of Chicago is in the same time zone as Dallas) on a school day, we were told that the President had been shot dead. I walked home, crying. It was raining, like something out of a corny movie. People were wailing; standing around stunned; praying out loud