Too Much Russia On Their Minds

Alistair Burnett | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

The old saying "people who live in glasshouses shouldn't throw stones" isn't a call to stay silent; but it should be taken as an invocation to avoid hypocrisy if you want your words and actions to carry weight. Double standards have practical consequences.

Trump Is the Ultimate Reality TV Villain

Seb Reilly | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Seb Reilly

As I'm not a US citizen, I hold no political affiliation with either Democrats or Republicans. I cannot vote in the election, all I can do is observe. Either the US will continue the forward step taken with Barack Obama and put a woman in the Oval Office for the first time, or it will take a huge leap back by electing a spray-tanned failed businessman who lies constantly. Whichever way it goes, I will be watching.

The Choice Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Joe Moore | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Joe Moore

Here we are less than a month until voters in the USA take a decision in one of the most unprecedented elections ever to take place in the 'Land of the Free', a decision on the most powerful leader on the planet, a decision that will have global ramifications.

Is The World Making True Progress In Disaster Preparedness?

Louis Sherman | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

Today we see Haiti ripped apart even more so than ever before, and now we must look to how future preparedness schemes across the world could halt such tragedies as those happening in Haiti happening to any other countries ever again into the future.

It's Never JUST Locker Room Talk!

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics
Jethro Shirley-Smith

The problem with locker room talk is that it is never just locker room talk. This misconception is exactly the problem.

The Squib That Fizzled

Nick Abbot | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

If ever a fight did not live up to it's hype, it was this one. The build-up was extraordinary. The Donald sought to take charge of the accusations of misogyny that had been levelled at him all week by holding an extraordinary and unexpected press conference with four women who presumably had a tale to tell of their treatment at the hands of Bill Clinton.

Is Trump Learning From Brexit, Or Are We?

Sophie Dundovic | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Politics
Sophie Dundovic

In the aftermath of Brexit, protest voters and those who had not gone to the polling stations mourned their decisions. It was too late. With a month to go, the US election is unwritten. On November 8th don't not vote because you've given up, don't cast your vote thinking it won't count. Vote because it does matter, for the United States and the world.

Brit In America Problems

Toni Hargis | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Hargis

With a nod to the very excellent Very British Problems, I've amassed my own little list with a twist. Mine has less to do with our ingrained awkwardness and everything to do with being a fish out of water, i.e. a Brit in the USA:

Some Hard Lesson For US Democrats From Brexit

Jackie Kemp | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Politics
Jackie Kemp

Brexit continues to lie untouched in the dog's breakfast bowl, no more appetising in the cold light of day than it was when the smell started on the n...

This Week's UN Refugees Summitry: A Missed Opportunity?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

The next few days provide an opportunity to make the step change the UNHCR has prematurely hailed in the way governments, working together, could make life easier for refugees and reduce the strain on the countries currently bearing the brunt. This requires collective political will and individual leadership from the government heads gathered in New York, but, as things stand, the odds are this chance is going to be missed.

9 Things That Have Killed More Americans Than Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

Donald Trump Jr continued the family legacy of making xenophobic, factually incorrect and just downright daft statements in public yesterday. The elde...

This Gun Control Ad Is The Most Nails Thing To Come Out Of The USA This Year

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

In the current barmy/insane world of US politics it takes something really special to grab our attention. Like this video from Democratic Senate candi...

US Police Have Shot Dead A 13-Yr-Old Carrying A BB Gun

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

Police in America have shot dead a 13-year-old boy after he drew a BB gun rom his waistband, while on officer was trying to detain him. Tyree King and...

The US And China Just Took An Astronomical Leap Forward On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK

The US and China have ratified the world’s first comprehensive climate deal, in a hugely significant move hailed by campaigners, who urged the UK to...

Outright Nationalism Is Donald Trump's Next Trick

Paul Blanchard | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

I still think that Donald Trump might just win the Presidential election. Nationalism is extreme patriotism; a feeling of superiority over other countries. The causes are historic for both the UK and US...many citizens in both the US and UK see their countries as having a 'superior' backstory filled with heroic deeds and victories.

In The US During The Olympics - Missing The BBC

Jackie Kemp | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jackie Kemp

Why can't I watch the BBC outside the UK? If it is to do with contracts for selling content abroad, they should change the contracts. The world is changing. NBC is getting punished by viewers for its approach. Many, like me, would be happy to subscribe to an IBC channel. Lucky viewers in the UK, know that your BBC TV service is gold.

The Astonishing Numbers Behind International Arms Dealing

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK

We look at the eye-popping facts and figures behind the shadowy world of arms trafficking, from the unbelievable costs of weaponry to the profit made ...

Journalist's Notepad Sums Up Everyone's Shock As Runner Wins Unexpected Olympic Gold

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK

A journalist’s ecstatic notes have summed up the moment US runner Matt Centrowitz pulled off a shock victory in the Olympics last night. Reporter Ch...

This Sorority Video Is Hands Down The Most Terrifying Thing You'll See This Year

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Comedy

WARNING: Those of a nervous disposition should look away now. The tradition of fraternities and sororities is unique to the USA and if this video is a...

Black Lives Matter: Racism Will Be Remedied When All Hands Are Up, Waving Goodbye To Discrimination

Anastasia Kyriacou | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Anastasia Kyriacou

As humans, we must raise our hands and accept that we all have a responsibility to look out for one another, regardless of skin colour, sexuality, faith or gender. For it is only when we fundamentally refuse to tolerate discrimination in its every form, can we wave goodbye to racism and embrace the fair and equal society humanity needs in order for it to truly prosper. Solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

Ending Violence: The US Needs a New Social Contract Based on Equality

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

I would argue, the U.S. needs a new social contract. This contract should not be based on the winner takes it all. In other words, the American Dream must be rekindled in a way that profits all, not just the fittest. With more socio-economic equality comes cohesion and pacification.

What's Next?

Katherine Press | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Katherine Press

The first thing I read upon waking today was a twitter alert about the shooting of Philando Castile. Yesterday my morning news was of Alton Sterling. I sat and cried wondering what we can do, when would we start making this world better instead of breaking it apart?

Five Tips for Enjoying the Greyhound

Rosie Ferguson | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Ferguson

There are many stereotypes about the experience of travelling on a Greyhound bus, and after five long distance journeys in two weeks (Portland - Salt Lake City - Denver - Kansas City - St Louis - Indianapolis), here's my take.

There's Nothing Post-Truth About Poverty

Declan Sean Kenny | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
Declan Sean Kenny

As Democrats and Republicans alike continue to exacerbate an already dilapidated business model, it is unsurprising that millions of Americans are entrusting an insolvency consultant, eager for a return on their initial investment in the American Dream.

Californian Retreats: Golden Door, Escondido

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Golden Door comes with a starry spa pedigree that other destination spas can only dream of. Opened in 1958 by Deborah Szekely, philanthropist, writer and early pioneer of the So-Cal wellness movement, this groundbreaking spa was soon attracting Hollywood luminaries such as Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Burt Lancaster, in preparation for film roles.