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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.

Mysterious Ring Of Lights Spotted Over Arizona (Again)

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Tech

Either large flocks of birds are now wearing bicycle lights for added safety or something odd is happening in the US. For the second time in 12 mon...

Who is to Blame for the Plummeting Oil Prices?

Nehad Ismail | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Saudi Arabia is not under any obligation to cut its production to help Iran, Venezuela, Russia or the US frackers in Texas and North Dakota. It suits Saudi Arabia if the frackers and shale oil producers are driven out of business.

All Bark No Bite: Why 'Instagram Inspiration' Needs Action

Josh Marshall | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Marshall

"Start before you're ready" ... What does it mean? It means to "whisper #YOLO to the wind" and delve into something before all your cards are dealt, because, let's face it - so many of us wait for the right moment and that moment never comes.

The Top Five All-American Activities

Amy Baker | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Baker

There is only one thing that I find brings cheer at this wretched time when it feels like it's dark again before you've really even opened your eyes. Planning your next holiday!

New Orleans: Where to Eat, Play and Stay in the Big Easy

Zahra Razavi | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

NOLA, the Big Easy - New Orleans is a city of many different names. But whatever you want to call it, it's a place brimming with food, fun and amazing buildings. Here are three top recommendations not to miss out on...

Torture Is Torture - Regardless of Who Does It

James Snell | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
James Snell

Some of these horrors make agonising reading - but it is incorrect to say that they defy description. In the cold, expressionless language of the Senate report, even blunt, mechanical phrases can contain the key to understanding a world of pain. 'Rectal feeding' is one. 'Stress position' is another. Through reams of inert prose, an appalling picture of abuse is built up and solidified.