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UK Riots

London Calling: Post Olympics and One Year After the Riots

Alan Miller | Posted 10.20.2012 | World
Alan Miller

The run-up to the Olympics that was filled with anguish and concern reflects a far deeper problem in society. Indeed, it was a result of the over-inflated obsession with security that has gripped the U.S. and many in Europe, but particularly Britain, since 9/11.

Police Arrest 6 For Starting Riots

AP | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

Associated Press LONDON -- British police say six people have been arrested on suspicion of instigating the riots that swept London last summer. ...

Cleveland Bomb Plot Suspects Plead Not Guilty

AP | Posted 07.07.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- Five men described by the government as self-proclaimed anarchists entered not guilty pleas Monday to charges that accuse them of plottin...

Unemployment Is The World's Fastest-Rising Concern: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

Worried about making ends meet? You're not alone. Unemployment is the fastest-rising concern around the globe, suggesting the softening global job ...

Report: Police Response Fueled London Riots

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 01.28.2012 | World

LONDON — A weak police response allowed rioting to spread across Britain last summer, an independent panel concluded Monday. The Riots Communit...

Official Figures Show Few UK Rioters Were Gang Members

AP | Posted 12.24.2011 | World

LONDON — After riots swept through Britain in August, some officials blamed the looting and violence on gangs. But official data released Monday...

The Music and Mayhem of Atari Teenage Riot: An Interview with Alec Empire (Plus Free MP3!)

Tim Mohr | Posted 11.08.2011 | Entertainment
Tim Mohr

Atari Teenage Riot -- Berlin's loudest, most strident, and most influential band -- kicked off a US tour this week.

PHOTOS: Notting Hill Carnival Kicks Off In Spectacular Style

Posted 10.29.2011 | World

The second day of the Notting Hill Carnival kicked off in spectacular style Monday, despite a visible increase in police presence following London's v...

Suspect Arrested In UK Riots Police Murder

AP | Posted 10.28.2011 | World

LONDON — British police on Sunday charged a man suspected of participating in a hit-and-run attack that seriously injured two police officers du...

Facebook, Twitter Meet With U.K. Government For Riot Talks

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.25.2011 | Technology

LONDON — More than two weeks after riots, Britain's government and police met social media executives Thursday to discuss how to prevent their s...

After the British Riots: What Comes Next?

Erik Bleich | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Erik Bleich

The recent events in England allow us the opportunity to make social scientific lemonade out of British lemons. Cameron's government should not only crack down on protesters, but also unearth funds to implement jobs programs for at-risk youth.

Blair: UK Riots Caused By 'Disaffected' Youth

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.21.2011 | World

LONDON -- Former Prime Minister Tony Blair on Sunday rejected the British government's claim that this month's riots were caused by the country's mora...

The Full Picture Of Sentences Handed Down To Rioters

The Guardian | Alan Travis, Simon Rogers | Posted 10.19.2011 | World

The courts are handing down prison sentences to convicted rioters that are on average 25% longer than normal, according to an exclusive Guardian analy...

Charles And Camilla Tour The Carnage

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.17.2011 | Home

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla on Wednesday visited the area where the England riots started, but not everyone in the neighbourhood ...

Why America Is Deeply In Need Of A Good Hedgehog

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Right now, with the country in crisis mode, the American people sense that our problems can't be solved by foxy spinning, triangulating, slicing and dicing, and tinkering at the edges. They are longing for a hedgehog at the helm, with an "unchanging, all embracing... unitary inner vision."

Governments, Wake Up!

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 10.12.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

The idiom "the calm before the storm" signifies a quiet period before great excitement or activity. In case our leaders are missing it, the calm is o...

UK Rioter Charged With Robbing Injured Student

AP | Posted 10.13.2011 | World

LONDON -- Police have charged a 21-year-old man with robbing an injured Malaysian student whose videotaped attack during the London riots drew outrage...

London's Calling, But Are We Listening?

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 10.12.2011 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

What is happening in Britain today, like what happened in France in 2005 and 2007, and in Israel with some of its largest demonstrations focused on growing economic insecurity, can serve as a warning to the United States.

London Calling? Denver Officials Warn of UK-Style Riots

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.12.2011 | Denver

Can you imagine anything in Denver that would spark a riot similar to those in the United Kingdom? Dispensaries in 'Little Amsterdam' shut down witho...

Police Tweet Names, Addresses Of U.K. Looters

The Next Web UK | Posted 10.12.2011 | Technology

As you may already know, names, dates of birth and addresses of convicted criminals are all public record in the UK. It’s been customary for these t...

Prime Minister: UK Will Seek Anti-Gang Ideas From US

AP | DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.11.2011 | World

LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday that Britain would look to the United States for solutions to gang violence after nights of ...

UK Prime Minister Considers Banning Suspected Rioters From Twitter, Facebook | Posted 10.11.2011 | Technology

David Cameron has told parliament that in the wake of this week's riots the government is looking at banning people from using social networking sites...

Twitter Ban Proposed For U.K. Riot Suspects

The Guardian | Posted 10.11.2011 | Technology

David Cameron has told parliament that in the wake of this week's riots the government is looking at banning people from using social networking sites...

BBC Apologizes To Activist Over Testy Interview

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.10.2011 | Media

The BBC has apologized for suggesting that a man who had a testy interview with one of the corporation's newscasters was himself a participant in the ...

WATCH: Raw Video Of London Chaos

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

As the London riots continue to rage into their fourth day, dramatic videos of the events are rapidly being uploaded to YouTube and posted on Twitter ...