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British Fighter Jets Launch First Airstrikes On ISIS In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - British Tornado fighter jets have launched their first attacks against Islamic State targets in Iraq since parliament ap...

Apple Faces Damning Charges

AP | By JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business

BRUSSELS (AP) — Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesd...

The Art of Getting By: Richard Wilson and The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.29.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

The unforeseeable can happen to everyone -- including to those who help create great art.

A Death Row-Themed Restaurant Is About To Happen, People Aren't Stoked

Foodbeast | Posted 09.25.2014 | Taste
Foodbeast

Apparently some folks think the entire restaurant concept is in bad taste.

The United Kingdom Nearly Died for Maggie's Sins

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Why on earth did the Scots, largely quiescent as part of Great Britain for three centuries, suddenly become the mouse that roared? It wasn't because they became besotted watching re-runs of Braveheart or Rob Roy, or even because they coveted more of a share of North Sea oil revenues. No, the Scots got sick and tired of Thatcherite policies imposed from London. Thanks to the partial form of federalism known as "devolution" provided by the Labour government of Tony Blair in 1997, Scotland got to keep such progressive policies as free higher education and an intact national health service, while the rest of the U.K. partly privatized the health service and began compelling young people to go into debt to finance college like their American cousins.

Arya Stark Just Can't Catch A Break

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.19.2014 | Entertainment

Winter is coming ... for cyber bullies. Maisie Williams, who already has to deal with Lannisters and outlaws on "Game of Thrones," is now going to ...

What if the United States Lost Texas?

Dr. Jason Johnson | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Dr. Jason Johnson

How would Americans fare under losing Texas compared to the British losing the Scots? The idea of a Texas secession may seem less likely than the Scots leaving the U.K., but the vote might be a lot closer than anyone in the U.S. would like.

Scotland's Quarrel Is With Globalization, Not the U.K.

Gordon Brown | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

The 20th century challenge was for Scotland to maintain its cultural identity while at the same time cooperating with the four nations of the U.K.. Now the challenge is even greater: to uphold cultural traditions and national identities in a world where there are no such things as nation-only solutions. By answering those who claim that independence can make a difference with policies that show interdependence can make the difference, Scotland can show the way forward by thinking big and not small.

Faithful Shopper: Coming Attractions

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.15.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Now that it's almost officially fall, all of us retail watchers are anxiously awaiting the new stores that are hurrying to open before the holidays! T...

A Balanced Review of E-cigs by the American Heart Association

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

The American Heart Association (AHA) should be commended for its review of e-cigs. It places appropriate emphasis on the importance of rapidly carrying out research to fill key gaps in our ability to develop science-based regulations.

Why We Need to Build World-Changing Ideas That Scale

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

From a young age I understood that humans were infinitely powerful, but that some had less access to resources, inhibiting them from bringing their full potential to life.

Britain Is Honor Bound To Speak Up For Hong Kong

The Financial Times | Chris Patten | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

The former British colony of Hong Kong has all the attributes of a liberal society except one: its people lack the ability to choose who governs them....

Britain Raises Terror Threat Level

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed b...

Justine Angelli: Serial Entrepreneur Helping You Fundraise for Anything

Anne Ravanona | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
Anne Ravanona

Justine Angelli is the CEO and founder of Shareagift, set to become the eBay of gifting occasions. Shareagift essentially provides crowdfunding technology for gifts. Friends chip in money together online to group-buy gifts for any occasion.

Is Banksy Over?

Matthew Israel | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Could he now be considered part of art history? Or would he start to mean less to the general public and the street art community? I hope not.

Torch of Friendship

Patrick Davies | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Patrick Davies

Needless to say, we've put the events of August 1814 far behind us. So much so, in fact, that when the British prime minister, David Cameron, visited the White House two years ago, he and President Obama, fresh from watching a March Madness basketball game together, traded wisecracks about the burning.

UK Says Fighter In Journalist Beheading Video Appears To Be British

AP | JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Islamic militants are using a beheading video to send a chilling message — not just through the gruesome act, but also by the choice...

The Window of M&A Opportunity for Transformative Deals Remains Open

Pip McCrostie | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Pip McCrostie

A broad-based recovery across a variety of sectors driven by the US should see market conditions continue to foster this trend -- making the next 6-12 months an ideal window of opportunity to do transformative deals.

British-American Translation

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Everyone knows the old saw, attributed to George Bernard Shaw, "Britain and America are two countries, divided by a common language." Fortunately, there is a simple formula for translating between them: the British understate, while the Americans overstate.

Something Wonderful in Denmark: Hamlet at the UN

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Evelyn Leopold

As far as Security Council presidencies go, British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant began his stint with a splash -- a live performance of the Globe Theatre's Hamlet to an enthusiastic crowd at the United Nations.

Businesses From Across America Are Investing in Britain

Patrick Davies | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Patrick Davies

As we at the Embassy are very fond of repeating, Britain and the US do a huge amount of business together. Perhaps that's what you would expect from two of the largest, most advanced and most open economies in the world. But you needn't take my word for it: The investment numbers for 2013-14 are in, and they are impressive.

British Military Jets Escort Plane To Manchester Airport After 'Device' Warning

AP | By DANICA KIRKA | Posted 08.10.2014 | World

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Building a Brighter Future for Girls Everywhere

Patrick Davies | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Patrick Davies

Too many girls around the world reach adolescence and find their future is already mapped out. They never have a chance to finish school or get a job, or an opportunity to travel and experience life. It's time to give these girls the chance to write their own future.

In Time for the Scottish Referendum, the Battle of Bannockburn Gets a Facelift

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 09.30.2014 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

The 1314 Battle of Bannockburn victory for the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence, led by Robert the Bruce, inspired the Scots to believe they could triumph even if they were outnumbered and outarmored by the English.

Nonprofits: Are Your Clients Integrated Into Your Organization?

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.28.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

By including clients in every aspect of a charity, the organization is transformed immediately into a nonprofit that can adopt to the real needs of the people they serve. Plus, clients will develop self-worth and ownership in their own lives and the charity.