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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 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 10.29.2014 | 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 10.27.2014 | 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 10.26.2014 | 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 10.22.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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.