United Kingdom http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/18833/all en United Kingdom http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/united-kingdom <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-section-nav-icon"> <div class="field-label">Navigation Icon:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_section_nav_icon" width="300" height="127" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/nav-icons/nav-icon-united_kingdom.png?1294094964" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-section-article-icon"> <div class="field-label">In-Article Icons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_section_article_icon" width="97" height="97" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/section-icons/section-icon-united_kingdom.png?1294094979" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-seo"><legend>SEO</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-metatitle"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UK News - Breaking News and Headlines from GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-metadesc"> <div class="field-label">Meta Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UK News, British News, United Kingdom News from GlobalPost. 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For NPR and the BBC, Goldfarb has covered conflicts and conflict resolution from Northern <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/ireland">Ireland</a> to Bosnia to the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/middle-east">Middle East</a> to <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/americas">Latin America</a>. He covered the war in Iraq as an unembedded reporter based in Kurdistan. His book on the conflict, "Ahmad's War, Ahmad's Peace: Surviving Under Saddam, Dying in the New Iraq" was named one of the New York Times' Notable Books of 2005. </div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-biophoto"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/michael_goldfarb.jpeg" type="image/jpeg; length=2355">michael_goldfarb.jpeg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-contact-info"><legend>Social Media</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-facebook-url"> <div class="field-label">Facebook URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1112460114 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-twitter-handle"> <div class="field-label">Twitter handle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MGemancipation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-google-plus"> <div class="field-label">Google Plus:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 111886016010975214342 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-bioblogroll"><legend>Blogroll</legend><div class="field field-type-link field-field-blogroll3"> <div class="field-label">Link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.insideout.org/documentaries/ahmad/">Ahmad&#039;s War: Inside Out</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blogrolldesc3"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;p&gt; The story of the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, seen through the eyes of a man who suffered under the dictator&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-blogroll4"> <div class="field-label">Link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://michael-goldfarb.com/">Emancipation: Michael Goldfarb&#039;s latest Book</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blogrolldesc4"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &lt;p&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;http://michael-goldfarb.com/&quot; style=&quot;border-bottom: 0px none;&quot;&gt;&lt;img src=&quot;http://web1.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/ads/emancipation_sm.jpg&quot; style=&quot;float: right; padding-left: 5px;&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; Emancipation: How Liberating Europe&amp;#39;s Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; For almost 500 years the Jews of Europe were kept apart, confined to ghettos or tiny villages in the countryside. Then, in one extraordinary moment in the French Revolution, the Jews of France were emancipated. What happened next would change the course of history.&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-bioglobalblog"><legend>Global Blog</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-bioblogenable"> <div class="field-label">Enable:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-syndication"><legend>Syndication</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-striphtml"> <div class="field-label">Strip HTML:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/bio/michael-goldfarb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 1550 at http://www.globalpost.com Predicting the collapse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/united-kingdom/081215/predicting-the-collapse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why two elderly Scottish brothers think Alan Greenspan was "an idiot" </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <p>LONDON — Here's a fearless prediction for 2009: One of the key cultural trends will be the rediscovery of books published at the height of the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/global-economy">global economic</a> boom that explained why prosperity was an illusion and accurately predicted the collapse of the house of cards.</p> <p>One of the works certain to get a lot of attention is The Puritan Gift written by Scottish brothers Will and Ken Hopper and first published early in 2007.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/united-kingdom/081215/predicting-the-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe United Kingdom Mon, 15 Dec 2008 22:20:36 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 2625 at http://www.globalpost.com Calais: Two sides of the same street http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/081223/part-i-two-sides-the-same-calais-street <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One side's plight is the other side's cause in this small French city where migrants gather in hopes of reaching the United Kingdom. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mildrade Cherfils </div> </div> </div> <p><em>[Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2008 prior to GlobalPost's launch.]</em></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/081223/part-i-two-sides-the-same-calais-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Europe United Kingdom Tue, 23 Dec 2008 18:29:23 +0000 Mildrade Cherfils 4466 at http://www.globalpost.com Calais: Evidence of a broken immigration system http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/081223/part-ii-broken-immigration-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It is why people travel from Africa, Asia and the Middle East all the way to the edge of France and then stop. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mildrade Cherfils </div> </div> </div> <p><em>[Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2008 prior to GlobalPost's launch.]</em></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/081223/part-ii-broken-immigration-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Europe United Kingdom Tue, 23 Dec 2008 18:52:01 +0000 Mildrade Cherfils 4467 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: United Kingdom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090102/which-it-stands-united-kingdom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A former Gitmo guard and prisoner reunite in England. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matt McAllester </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> LONDON &mdash; They stood on opposite sides of the razor wire at Guantanamo, but this former prisoner and former American guard both left sickened with anger about what they experienced there.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> And Jan. 20, the same day Barack Obama makes his inaugural address, these two men will come together. They will be marking the seventh anniversary of the first detainees being sent to the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It could also be the day the new president announces its closure.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090102/which-it-stands-united-kingdom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Asia-Pacific Europe Middle East Pakistan United Kingdom Thu, 08 Jan 2009 20:19:00 +0000 Matt McAllester 6363 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: Wheels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/wheels/090102/which-it-stands-wheels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> America defined: the good, the bad, and the automobile </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Royal Ford </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It flows through our music, rumbles through our movies,&nbsp; permeates our&nbsp; literature.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Nat King Cole crooned its promise in&nbsp; &quot;Route 66.&quot; From snarling hot rod to exotic Thunderbird, it was the star of the movie &quot;American Grafitti,'' and a virtual weapon in the hands of Robert Mitchum in &quot;Thunder Road.'' For Jack Kerouac, it was holy deliverance in &quot;On the Road.'' And loaded with all the Joad family had left in this world, it was a beast of burden and hope in John Steinbeck's &quot;The Grapes of Wrath.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/wheels/090102/which-it-stands-wheels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Americas Asia-Pacific Europe Germany Middle East Japan Technology United Kingdom Thu, 08 Jan 2009 22:22:03 +0000 Royal Ford 6401 at http://www.globalpost.com The starting line http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/wheels/090104/the-starting-line <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> "Wheels" columnist Royal Ford explains his lifelong car passion that began with Faulkner and frozen ponds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Royal Ford </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Give me chaos theory. If a loon flaps its wings on the cove outside my New Hampshire home, will a storm change course over Russia?</p> <p>I don&rsquo;t know. But chaos theory may explain how I got lucky enough to do this job I love, driving cars all over the world and writing about them for GlobalPost.</p> <p>My wing-flap smelled of gasoline when, as a 12-year-old boy, I was skidding cars around wet fields behind my childhood home in the Granite State, and on frozen ponds where ice is thick and counter-steer reigns.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/wheels/090104/the-starting-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Europe Germany Technology Mexico United Kingdom Fri, 09 Jan 2009 00:06:44 +0000 Royal Ford 7216 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which it Stands: Worldview http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/090104/which-it-stands-worldview-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From "The Quiet American" to rendition, an Irish photographer's lens on America </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seamus Murphy </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN &mdash; In June 1963 I saw John F. Kennedy in Dublin on his visit to Ireland.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> I was sitting on my father's shoulders as we waited with hundreds of others, all waving little Stars and Stripes on Griffith Avenue, to catch a wave from his chariot en route to Dublin airport.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> His hair looked red to me, all shining in the June Dublin sun. But was it really red? I can<br /> still see it vividly, but maybe I was making this emperor more Irish.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/090104/which-it-stands-worldview-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Iraq Ireland Israel and Palestine Middle East Opinion United Kingdom Thu, 08 Jan 2009 22:59:44 +0000 Seamus Murphy 7260 at http://www.globalpost.com Matt McAllester http://www.globalpost.com/bio/matt-mcallester <div class="field field-type-text field-field-biofirstname"> <div class="field-label">First Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Matt </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-biolastname"> <div class="field-label">Last Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> McAllester </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Please note: The information in this bio may not be current.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-biophoto"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/Matt McAllester.png" type="image/png; length=59726">Matt McAllester.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-bioglobalblog"><legend>Global Blog</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-bioblogenable"> <div class="field-label">Enable:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-syndication"><legend>Syndication</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-striphtml"> <div class="field-label">Strip HTML:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/bio/matt-mcallester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Kingdom Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 9638 at http://www.globalpost.com London: Fog and Other Disorienting Things http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/united-kingdom/090108/london-fog-and-other-disorienting-things <!--paging_filter--><p>Tonight, I drove across Tower Bridge in a thick fog.&nbsp; You couldn't see the tower tops, visibility in any direction along the Thames was about twenty yards.&nbsp;It suited the situation in London.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/united-kingdom/090108/london-fog-and-other-disorienting-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe United Kingdom Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 10151 at http://www.globalpost.com A Harry day in London http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/united-kingdom/090111/harry-day-london <!--paging_filter--><p>For Britain's Prince Harry, Sunday was one of those days when it just wasn't worth getting out of bed. You almost hope the guy had a blinding hangover. Because the news stands all over the country were full of massive headlines about him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/united-kingdom/090111/harry-day-london" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe United Kingdom Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 16021 at http://www.globalpost.com English football and the credit crunch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/united-kingdom/090111/english-football-and-the-credit-crunch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why should you root for Man U? You own it. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON &mdash; As the scales fall from the eyes of investors around the world and they look at the ruins of their portfolios, spare a thought for soccer fans in England. Most won't have lost their retirement nest eggs (they weren't rich enough to have them) but many of their teams are stuck in the middle of the economic maelstrom.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/united-kingdom/090111/english-football-and-the-credit-crunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom Sun, 11 Jan 2009 22:43:18 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 16122 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: United Kingdom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/united-kingdom/090111/which-it-stands-united-kingdom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Washington and London "special relationship" in transition </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON &mdash; Waiting to exhale.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> That sums up the mood in Britain as Inauguration Day approaches. If the transition from President George W. Bush to President-elect Barack Obama has seemed to be happening in slow motion in the U.S. it has been equally frustrating to Britons. Whether they are of the right or the left, the British generally can't wait for the incoming president to make a fresh start.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/united-kingdom/090111/which-it-stands-united-kingdom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe United Kingdom Mon, 12 Jan 2009 03:37:32 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 16833 at http://www.globalpost.com As pound collapses, London feels New York's pain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/united-kingdom/090118/pound-collapses-london-feels-new-yorks-pain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> British retirees living abroad could be hardest hit by the pound's drop. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON &mdash;&nbsp;Of all the violent shocks from the global economic crisis that have hit Britain in the last 18 months nothing has been quite as devastating as the collapse of the pound sterling. The numbers are stark. As recently as July, one pound was worth more than $2, down from a peak of $2.10 six months earlier. The value is currently fluctuating between $1.45 and $1.50.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/united-kingdom/090118/pound-collapses-london-feels-new-yorks-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Spain United Kingdom Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:05:12 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 99584 at http://www.globalpost.com