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UK Spies Face Questions About Failure To Stop 'Jihadi John'

AP | GREGORY KATZ and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock...

This Is What Happens When You Let The 'French Banksy' Take Over An Art Gallery

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Either it will have proved to be a master class or an exhibition in hubris, says Pictures on Walls in their framing of the empty-framed show in progre...

British Police Believe 3 Missing Schoolgirls Crossed Into Syria

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 02.24.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of three British schoolgirls said Tuesday they believe the teenagers are no longer in Turkey an...

The Sun Sets on British Coal

Michael Brune | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Long ago, the expression "carrying coal to Newcastle" meant to do something utterly pointless, because the city of Newcastle-on-Tyne had a monopoly on British coal exports. But soon, though, carrying coal to anywhere in the United Kingdom will be pointless.

Take the QI Test

John H. Lloyd | Posted 02.19.2015 | TV
John H. Lloyd

QI (the letters stand for quite interesting) is a wildly successful TV game show that has been running in the UK for 12 years. It reaches an extraordinarily broad demographic, not just in Britain but also in Australia -- where it is one of the country's most successful imports.

Charlie Hebdo Has a Right to Offend You and It Is Not a Double Standard

Dan Arel | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Dan Arel

I am sure some readers found the images of Mohammed offensive, but so what? Offense is taken, not given, readers who are attacking the magazine now are failing to understand any sort of context to which the cartoons represent.

Why I Can't Say I've Been to the UK Even Though I'm Studying Abroad Here

Jordyn Holman | Posted 02.17.2015 | College
Jordyn Holman

How dare I say I studied abroad in the United Kingdom without actually visiting the whole of the country? I would only expect someone visiting America to do the same before passing judgment.

An Interview With SeaFret

George Elerick | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion
George Elerick

I got a chance to interview the up and coming UK duo, SeaFret - there song Oceans is making the social media rounds as well as the charts. Meet the guys!!

Price War Wages On: Why Milk Is Cheaper Than Bottled Water in the UK

Foodbeast | Posted 02.05.2015 | Business
Foodbeast

While it seems like Aldi and Lidl are barely in the running, their steady growth has contributed to declining sales at the Big Four, which tend to respond to quarterly setbacks with competitive pricing.

The Power of a Single Story

Pioneers for Change | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I was seven and on vacation in France with my mother. The air was filled with the scent of lavender. On a trip to the local village a dishevelled man pushing a shopping trolley full of plastic bags approached my mom begging.

Now You Can Live Your Dream

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.27.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

He paused, reached over for his checkbook, and filled out one of the checks. "Here, take this. Now you can live your dream." It was enough money to buy 50 acres of some of Britain's most beautiful land.

50 Ways to Map The City, Per Street and Graffiti Artists

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 01.22.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Street art is intrinsically bound with its neighborhood and location in a city. Context and placement are key. So when a street artist is asked to create art about mapping a place, it is fascinating to see how they perceive it and with what manner and medium they present it.

First Class First

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Iqbal Wahhab OBE FRSA Growing up in south London in the sixties as a young child, I would often hear my parents use the term "first class fir...

Paris Attacks and the Kalashnikovs From the Balkans -- The Ignored Enemy From Within

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Designing a long-term strategy and implementing effective policies to successfully deal with radical Islam on Western soil can no longer be delayed. In the immediate future, strong rule of law nations must deal with enemies within our midst which are facilitating:

Bahrain's Daesh Dilemma

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 01.15.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Bahrain must tread carefully. The ruling monarchy finds itself vulnerable to a resilient Shi'ite opposition and a growing current of pro-Daesh elements within the monarchy's political and security structures.

Fox News Guest Apologizes After Calling U.K. City 'Totally Muslim'

AP | By SYLVIA HUI | Posted 01.12.2015 | Media

LONDON (AP) — A news commentator who told Fox News that the British city of Birmingham is "totally Muslim" has apologized for the comments, which dr...

How to Do Christmas Away From Home With Kids

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 02.28.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Going away for Christmas with little kids, who wonder how Santa will find them, can be tricky. As a parent, I fret about the logistics of trivial things like: Where will the stockings hang?

North Korea, Sony, and Ignorance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.27.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given that the vast majority of Americans cannot identify North Korea on a map, or the name of its leader, the very idea that a major film studio would sanction the production of a movie whose plot is based on the assassination of Kim Jong-un is just plain silly.

Releasing Your Gifts Into the World

Pioneers for Change | Posted 02.20.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I am not a believer that anyone should ever challenge themselves in life unless that challenge feels exciting to them.

Thierry Henry: An Extraordinary, Passionate Player

Gérard Houllier | Posted 02.16.2015 | Sports
Gérard Houllier

I met Thierry Henry very early on, 20 years ago, when I was the manager for the under-17 French team. Back then, three things struck me about him: first, his extraordinary talent, his drive coupled with an incredible passion for football, and finally his personality. It was these three factors and all the hard work he put in that led him to the career we know.

Jockum Nordström's First Solo Show at David Zwirner in London Triumphs

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 02.14.2015 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

For its final show of 2014, David Zwirner's London gallery is showing Swedish artist Jockum Nordström's first UK solo show.

Got Milk? Then Check Out This Rad All-Breakfast Cereal Cafe

Roadtrippers | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Now to answer what everyone's wondering: They've got over 100 different kinds of cereal, 30 kinds of milk (dairy and non-dairy), and 20 different additional toppings. That's like... a lot of different combo options.

UK Police Arrest 76 At 'Die-In' Protest In London

AP | Posted 12.11.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — British police have arrested 76 people at a "die in" at a London shopping mall held to protest police killings in the United States. ...

To Those Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected

Pioneers for Change | Posted 02.07.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

In the UK we live in one of the richest nations on earth. Yet it's also a country where the greatest predictor of educational success is your parent's income.

How Globalization Changed America in 2014, and What It Might Mean for 2015

Edward Goldberg | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

It is the season of lists: best movies, best books, and so on. I thought I should continue a tradition I started several years ago of creating a different type of list: a geo-political-economic list -- a list of the globalization top five from an American perspective.