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A collection of news and information related to Britain published by this site and its partners.

Top Britain Articles

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  • Postwar era has ended, but not appetite for war

    The supposed decline of the United States. The impending crisis of the European Union this year when it becomes 30 states, while Britain contemplates leaving and making it 29. It confronts promised referenda on continuing EU membership and Scottish...
  • Dispute of Ukraine's relationship with Russia rages on

    Last weekend when British Prime Minister David Cameron was insisting, once again, this time to François Hollande, that the European Union will have to consent to remake itself before 2017 if it expects to keep Britain from quitting the Union,...
  • Taking the third metric abroad: Redefining success goes global

    Greetings from London. No, I'm not here to drop off a Royal Onesie, though I have offered to take George so Kate can catch a few hours of sleep. I'm actually here for The Huffington Post UK's first-ever women's conference, "The Third Metric: Redefining...
  • Do official measures of happiness take all relevant factors into account?

    LONDON -- "UK population's happiness is on the up," trumpeted a headline in the Guardian. What the headline was referring to are the results of a survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics meant to measure Britain's national well-being....
  • The lady was a champ

    MANCHESTER, England -- There is a story about Margaret Thatcher, which is probably apocryphal, but speaks volumes about the strength of Britain's first female prime minister, who died Monday at age 87. Following her election in 1979, the story goes...
  • Britain's hateful politics

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- The death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has prompted reactions from Britain's far left that takes bad taste to new extremes. During its Top 40 music countdown Sunday night, BBC Radio 1 was "forced" to play...
  • NHS lessons for Obamacare

    FT. WILLIAM, Scotland -- The power of television to shrink the world has always amazed me. Eating lunch on the road to Ft. William, a man at the next table recognizes me and introduces himself. Keith Farrington says he spent 15 years working as an...
  • Two prime ministers

    Following the hacking death of a British soldier by two alleged Islamic extremists, Prime Minister David Cameron said, "There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act." Winston Churchill thought otherwise, but he lived in a time...
  • The coming Obamacare disaster

    For years I have been writing about the failures of the UK's National Health Service (NHS) as a warning for what the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) will do to health care here in the U.S. London's Daily Mail has chronicled the growing problems...
  • Final warnings about Obamacare

    PORTSTEWART, Northern Ireland -- Each visit to the U.K. brings new horror stories about the National Health Service (NHS). Last month, Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS, issued a forensic report, commissioned by the government, which found...
  • Is disability the new welfare?

    The government in Britain recently did something interesting. It asked everyone receiving an "incapacity benefit" -- a disability program slowly being phased out under new reforms -- to submit to a medical test to confirm they were too disabled to work....
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Top Japan Articles

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  • Japan sees Ottawa trade talks as key to final stage by end-year

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Current trade talks in Ottawa between Japan, the United States and 10 other Pacific rim countries are key to advancing the planned Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to its final stage by year-end, Japan's chief negotiator said on...
  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...
  • 1 dead as typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa

    1 dead as typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa
    One man died, more than 500,000 people were urged to evacuate and hundreds of flights were canceled in Japan as a strong typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to its southwestern islands and could bring heavy rain to Tokyo later this week....
  • East meets West in bold, colorful kimonos in LACMA show

    East meets West in bold, colorful kimonos in LACMA show
    Technology trumps tradition in a new exhibit of 20th century kimonos at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The garments date from the 1920s through 1960, with emphasis on the years just before and after World War II. During that time, modern...
  • Japanese ambassador of cute joins cosplayers at AX

     
    “My name is Kimura U, and I am the most pink creator of the world.” Walking the halls of the […]...
  • Violinist Midori is expecting a child

    Violinist Midori is expecting a child
    Midori, the renowned Japanese American violinist who shot to international fame as a child prodigy and grew up in the eyes of the public, is expecting a child of her own. A representative for Midori confirmed the musician's pregnancy, saying that she is...
  • Japan refiner Nansei halts oil refining operations due to typhoon

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Nansei Sekiyu KK, a Japanese refiner wholly owned by Brazil's Petrobras , said it suspended oil refining operations at its 100,000 barrels-per-day Nishihara refinery in Okinawa, southwest of Japan, on Monday evening due to an approaching...
  • Central banks ending era of clear promises, return to 'artful' policy

    NEW YORK/TOKYO (Reuters) - The world's major central banks are returning to a more opaque and artful approach to policymaking, ending a crisis-era experiment with explicit promises that they found risked their credibility and did not substitute for...
  • Euro zone Sentix index shows surprise rise in July

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Sentiment in the euro zone showed a surprise improvement in July with investor optimism boosted by the European Central Bank's growth measures and improved expectations for the global economy, according to the Sentix index survey. The...
  • Toma Ikuta, Tadanobu Asano To Star in Japanese Revenge Thriller "Grasshopper"

    TOKYO -- Hot young male actor Toma Ikuta, who starred in the hit Takashi Miike gang actioner "The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji," has been announced as the lead in the revenge thriller "Grasshopper." Based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka ("Golden...
  • Honda China struggling with high-end Accord because Chinese covet German cars, too

     
    Filed under: Car Buying, Sedan, China, Audi, Honda, Volkswagen, Earnings/Financials, Luxury It's not particularly unusual to see cheap cars in China, or those with designs stolen from foreign competitors, but increasingly the best-selling vehicles there...