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America's Fed Up: Obama Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low, Poll Shows

Two words sum up the mood of the nation: Fed up.<p>Six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. economy, more than 70 percent believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and nearly 80 percent are down on the country’s political system, according to the latest NBC News / …

The trains that took us to war

Without railways, the First World War could never have happened, as Michael Portillo explores in his new TV series<p>Think Portillo on railways and immediately the mind rattles down the narrow-gauge track of comfortable nostalgia.<p>There is the politician-turned-presenter relaxed in some polished-wood …

Life on the eve of war: the first truly global financial crisis,

As financial markets reacted to an impending World War One and the turmoil in Europe with panic, in London people formed orderly queues, waiting to turn their banknotes into gold. It was the beginning of the end of the City’s status as the financial centre of the world. By Jeremy Warner<p>When the …

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Remembering the Irish who fought with Britain in 1914

Irish memories of the First World War are often overshadowed by the Easter Uprising. But tens of thousands fought and died in the fields of Europe<p>At Dublin's Glasnevin Cemetery yesterday, a significant event took place: <b>the unveiling of a Cross of Sacrifice erected in conjunction with the</b> …

Lest we forget the worldwide war

As the centenary of the First World War nears, we must reflect on the Empire’s sacrifices, says Hew Strachan<p>The Great War was a global conflict, and yet the commemoration of its centenary is becoming resolutely local. That is true of countries other than Britain, but it is for Britain that the …

The lost gardeners of Heligan

A series of events tomorrow commemorates the workers who left the idyllic Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall for the First World War trenches<p>“Heligan is a modern miracle,” wrote the novelist John Fowles. “Once the estate of the Tremayne family, its ancient community was definitively scuppered – …

How darkness descended over Europe in August 1914

On the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, historian Hew Strachan profiles Sir Edward Grey, whose words are behind a national commemoration<p>"The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life”. In his 1925 memoirs, Sir Edward Grey said that he could …

August 3 1914: the countdown to cataclysm across the world

The build-up to hostilities of the First World War was met with joy in Berlin, disinterest in France, disbelief in America and fear in Russia<p><b>GERMANY by Justin Huggler</b><p>Huge crowds poured through the streets of Berlin on 3 August, 1914. They were celebrating in Germany. Soldiers marched through the …

WW1 centenary: how the events of August 4 1914 unfolded

Britain went to war on August 4 1914. We document the dramatic events leading up to the declaration of war as they happened, hour-by-hour<p>The outbreak of war in 1914 is not an Agatha Christie drama at the end of which we will discover the culprit standing over a corpse in the conservatory with a …

August 5 1914: The nightmare begins – with some patriotic fervour and rocketing prices

The 4am edition of The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday August 5 1914 may not have had news of war on its front page, but inside pages had plenty of news about the countdown to world war<p>There was nothing on the front page of the 4am edition of The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday August 5 1914 to tell the …

Jingoism was only one front in Rudyard Kipling’s war

The Nobel laureate was not the reactionary figure of popular prejudice – his works should be celebrated this year<p>In the roll call of writers and poets with a connection to the First World War, one name has been conspicuously absent, that of Rudyard Kipling.<p>Commentators seem reluctant to include …

The start of the First World War was a seminal moment in modern history

It shaped almost every aspect of the world in which we now live – the first act in a drama that lasted until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991<p>The final weekend of peace was sunny and warm. On the Bank Holiday Monday, day trippers flocked to the most popular resorts, Blackpool and Brighton, …

Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand

Photographs by Thom Atkinson of military kit through the ages suggest that while technology evolves apace, the experience of soldiers in the face of war is unchanging<p>On a winter’s day in 1915 the family of one Capt Charles Sorley – athlete, soldier and poet – received a package. It was his kit bag, …

In war and peace, Britain can be proud

When plans were made for the commemoration of the First World War, it seemed like an exercise in history – a necessary and salutary process of remembrance, but not one that could have much resonance in an age where consumerism appeared to have replaced patriotism as society’s animating force.<p>Yet …

The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'

Until this year, the world had recorded 1,640 deaths from Ebola since the virus was discovered in 1976.<p>Then Ebola appeared in West Africa.<p>So far this year, 887 people have died of Ebola in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Monday.<p>To put that into perspective, more than a third of all …

We have Ebola in the US but Africa remains most at risk

Last spring, most people would have guessed that this Ebola outbreak in West Africa would be over by the end of summer. Yet, nine months on, we're in the midst of the deadliest outbreak in history, and one that has defied the odds: it has lasted longer, killed more, and spread further than any …

An Air Traveler's Guide to Ebola Outbreak

Canceled flights? Extra screenings? Here's what you need to know.<p>As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are doing and how safe …

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How Ebola's economic 'scare factor' adds to misery

U.S. President Barack Obama is this week hosting fifty African leaders in Washington D.C. It's an event the White House has dubbed "historic," and it's designed to promote trade and investment.<p>But as the summit launched Monday, the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history was intensifying in Western …

Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs

CHICAGO/NEW YORK, Aug 7 (Reuters) - With hundreds of patients in Africa suffering the devastating effects of Ebola, health experts are scrambling to determine which drugs might offer the best experimental treatment, and researchers are being pressed by government officials to speed up their …

Liberia declares state of emergency over Ebola virus

<b>Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has declared a state of emergency as the country grapples with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.</b><p>Speaking on national television, she said some civil liberties might have to be suspended.<p>The Ebola outbreak has also hit Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, …

“Oklahoma is burning”: Heat ignites temperature records, wildfires in Southern Plains

A sweltering pool of hot air set up over the Southern Plains this weekend, smashing records in Kansas and Oklahoma, and stoking wildfires.<p>“Oklahoma is burning, both literally and figuratively,” writes Gary McManus, the state climatologist for Oklahoma, in “The Ticker” of the Oklahoma Climatological …

The 5 Scariest Charts In The New National Climate Assessment

The U.S. federal government released its third National Climate Assessment on Tuesday, emphasizing that climate change is not only an issue for the distant future. It is already "triggering wide-ranging impacts in every region of our country and throughout our economy," they write.<p>The Huffington …

Five ways we’re killing ourselves with climate change

On Tuesday, the Obama administration released the third National Climate Assessment, laying out in detail what global warming means for the country. …

The tech trends to watch while America is boiling, storming, burning & drying up

The warming climate will be one of the most powerful influences on the planet that human beings have ever seen, and the changes are already …

From Snow To Sweat: Kansas Skips Spring

It may have snowed just three weeks ago in Wichita, Kansas, but that seems like a distant memory now. August-like temperatures have been baking the …