Somewhere Over the Facebook - Three Cheers for the United States

Alan Grant | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

I would rather have a well-meaning nation with liberal principles that sometimes go awry than those nations with no well-meaning intentions in the first place. One thing is for sure, freedom is good for LGBT people and being under the cultural influence of the US is better than the alternatives for all of our freedoms.

The World's Weirdest Security Devices

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ellie Widdowson

For almost as long as humans have existed we've understood the importance of home security. From the caves and clubs of the Stone Age to the moats and castles of the Middle Ages, ensuring our homes remain secure and private has always been a priority.

Transitioning Gender: Someone Else's Hero?

Caroline Paige | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Caroline Paige

Recently some social media posts have been questioning definitions of heroism and bravery by comparing two pictures, a US world class athlete and a US soldier; a seemingly reasonable comparison of heroes. So why do the posts acknowledge the bravery and heroism of the soldier but ridicule that of the athlete?

A Different Kind of Plantation Tour

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I've been lucky enough to have my family visit me here in New Orleans. My first visit was in March from my sister and her boyfriend. I had yet to do a plantation tour so we thought it would be a good idea to go on one together...

Could the Next US President be a Online Gaming Addict?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Politics
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

While the Ted Cruz Electoral Machine is in full throttle, something disrupted his schedule: he poked his nose out out of the closet as a possible online games addict.

This Character Walked Around A Packed Airport With An AR-15

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK

"Did you pack everything for the airport, dear? Passport? Toiletries? Cartridge magazine-fed, air-cooled rifle with rotating lock bolt?" Jim Cooley...

Russian Warplanes Swoop US Destroyer In Latest Encounter With The West

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK

Russian warplanes have made several passes of a US destroyer sailing in the Black Sea, the Pentagon has said, adding that in no way has their vessel a...

The Arctic Could Become a New Centre for Geopolitical Tensions

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

The Arctic region has long been admired globally as an example of good governance, one characterised by peaceful cooperation and engagement. The is pa...

California Is Giving Its Poorest Residents Something Essential Absolutely Free

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

The sun and all its goodness is essentially a free gift of nature. Harnessing its energy however, can be an expensive affair that has a starting price...

Donald Trump Just Politicised A Train Crash That Killed Seven People

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

Controversial tycoon and businessman Donald Trump has attempted to use a horrific train crash in Philadelphia to further his political career. The ...

What Should Rich Governments Do to Support Nepal?

Shreya Paudel | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Shreya Paudel

"Amidst all the goodwill, inflow of material help, personnel, and pledges for the future, it struck me that the only country to have given *cash* to the Nepal Government so far is Bhutan. Its PM personally brought a check of $1 million. Then the ADB gave $3 million yesterday. From the noise in the social media, you might believe otherwise."

Where Is My Large Intestine?

Mike Gerrard | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

The world has its share of funny place names, from Condom in France to Worms in Germany, though often they gain in translation. But when it comes to English-language names that make you laugh out loud or scratch your head, the USA is hard to beat.

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.

Bruce Was Right - Kids Are Adaptable and We Shouldn't Use Them as a Disguise for Our Prejudices

Ben Johns | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Bruce Jenner's interview where he detailed his decision to transition from male to female was inspiring, informative and most importantly brave. By choosing to come out as transgender, Bruce has managed to educate the masses about the heartbreaking process of being trans and the courage it has taken to make the leap into leading the life that he wants to lead.

Word From the Wise

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

On 8 April, Tim Wise gave a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans. The talk was called "Don't Call Me A Racist" and focused on anti-racism and white privilege. Wise is an American anti-racism activist and writer who lectured at over 600 college campuses. One of my tutors advised that our class attend the lecture...

Police Impunity Isn't Excusive to the United States

Kwame Ibegbuna | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK
Kwame Ibegbuna

There is no justice for those who have already lost their lives. But there is hope that the perpetrators of those crimes will not be perpetually exonerated. The greatest legacy can be our continued fight to achieve it.

The First Female 'Leader of the Free World'?

Hannah Cottam | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Hannah Cottam

Not only was Clinton the first to announce her intentions, just eight years on from her defeat by Obama in the Democratic nomination race, but at this early stage it seems that she is expected to be the frontrunner for the Oval Office, with several US news outlets offering their support.

21-Year-Old Could Get Death Penalty After Boston Bombings Conviction

AP | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old former college student, has been convicted of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings - by a US jury that now must decide w...

This Is What Freedom Looks Like After 30 Years On Death Row

AP | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK

A man freed after 30 years on death row has said those who convicted him of double murder will "answer to God" after the sole piece of evidence agains...

Woman 'Hooked On Booty Shots' Dies After Fourth Buttock Enhancement

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

A 34-year-old mother has died after allegedly receiving her fourth illegal buttock enhancement. Dallas Police are investigating the death of Wykesh...

Decades Of 'Unintended Consequences': USA Fuelling Its Own Enemies

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

You would expect that thousands of American citizens would demonstrate against this act of self-destruction, with a leading role for veterans and their families, but we hardly see any signs of protest.

The United States of America Questions the Credibility of the European Union

Andrew Duff | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Duff

The prospect of Brexit has not yet sunk in. If Cameron is still prime minister after the British election on 7 May and then calls a referendum on leaving the EU watch out for truly scandalised Americans.

These People Actually Had To Be Warned Not To Jump Into The Snow In Their Pants

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Comedy

The mayor of snow-hit Boston has been forced to step in after residents started sharing videos of themselves jumping into huge piles of the white stuf...

Crazy Video Of Gunman's Carjacking Spree Looks A Lot Like 'Grand Theft Auto'...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK

Police helicopter footage and smartphone camera images obtained by KTLA News show the harrowing tirade of a "maniac" gunman who was shot by police aft...

USA Guide: New Orleans Highlights

Zahra Razavi | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Land of cheap drinks, seedy clubs, greasy takeaway restaurants - no trip to New Orleans would be complete without a few nights spent on the city's most notorious street. There's lots on offer and lots to see but planning is crucial or you'll likely be roped into all sorts of expensive mischief.