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Young Global Leader Nabs Harvard Master's Degree - at Sixteen

Jim Luce | Posted 11.28.2014 | Impact
Jim Luce

When I first met Eugenie Carys de Silva last spring on Central Park South in New York City, I was overwhelmed with her academic credentials. Living w...

David Cameron Seeks Crackdown On Britain's Immigration

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 11.28.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don't get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receivi...

Banks Behaving Badly: Are You Funding Cluster Bombs?

Amy Little | Posted 11.27.2014 | Business
Amy Little

This week campaigners against cluster munitions are pressing for answers on why any financial institution or bank would choose to be associated with the production of this banned weapon. PAX, a member of the international Cluster Munition Coalition, has released a report revealing the financial institutions backing companies involved in production of cluster munitions.

Why Thanksgiving Is Big In Britain

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Plump turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts. Thanksgiving...

UK Faces Biggest Terrorism Threat In Its History: Minister

Posted 11.24.2014 | World

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Britain is facing the biggest terrorism threat in its history and has foiled around 40 major plots since suicide bombers at...

US vs. UK: Business Meetings Aren't That Different... Right?

Barry Whyte | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Barry Whyte

With the exception of royalty, spelling and humour (humor), most Brits and Americans like to think of their countries as culturally rather similar. You would be forgiven for thinking this is most obvious in the globalized world of business.

Britain's Prince Charles To Make 'Heartfelt Interventions' As King

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

According to the British press, Prince Charles does not want to be like his mother. A long time ally of Prince Charles revealed to Britain's The G...

It Is Time for an International Children's Court

Gordon Brown | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

While no human rights treaty is more widely ratified than the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and while governments are required to report on their compliance on children's rights once every five years, little is done in practice to end the violation of children's rights. It is time for an International Children's Court.

Magna Carta: Awesome Tale

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 11.06.2014 | DC
Sir Peter Westmacott

Today, Magna Carta is regarded in both the UK and the US as a foundation stone of our freedoms. Next year marks its 800th anniversary, and to celebrate, Lincoln Cathedral in eastern England has sent its copy on a grand tour of the United States. From now until January, it will be exhibited at the Library of Congress.

How British Talent Became Hollywood Royalty

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 10.30.2014 | Entertainment
Sir Peter Westmacott

Nearly two-thirds of the 200 highest-grossing films of the past 12 years have involved UK talent in leading roles. That really does make me proud to be British in Hollywood this week!

Unusual Events to Enjoy in the UK

Zoe Williams | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Zoe Williams

The U.K. has its fair share of bizarre festivals and events; you may have even heard of some of these! If you enjoy unique days out, these are definitely worth marking down on your calendar.

Scotland and Catalonia: Fraternal But Not Twins

David Morris | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
David Morris

Scotland and Catalonia are brothers in arms. Independence movement leaders communicate regularly. On September 18, when Scotland voted on uncoupling from the United Kingdom Catalans were there.

How to End Ebola

Patrick Davies | Posted 10.10.2014 | World
Patrick Davies

More than 3,000 people have already died. Every hour brings five more infections across West Africa. The situation is urgent. The human cost of inaction on Ebola is quite simply unthinkable.

Downton Abbey Stars Help Doc McStuffins Pay Tribute to the 'Lady With the Lamp,' Florence Nightingale

Jim Hill | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

If you're just not willing to wait another three months before you can once again hear Mrs. Patmore clattering around down in the kitchen or listen in as Anna confides in Lady Mary upstairs, I might have a solution for you.

UK Chancellor to Bash the Poor (Are You Surprised?)

John Weeks | Posted 10.03.2014 | World
John Weeks

How to read the Guardian Newspaper There may be some readers of the POST that consider the London-based Guardian newspaper to occupy a position in th...

Photographing The Toughest Of Moments With Shaun Connell

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 10.01.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs Copyright Shaun Connell We don't often see photographs of funerals. I guess most people are there to grieve and likely are not in th...

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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.21.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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...