How's Britain?

Alex Pareene · 06/30/16 10:10AM

Short answer: Not great. Bit of a mess. Long answer:

Global Warming Exists Only On a Small Slice of Beachfront Property in Ireland Owned By Donald Trump

Jordan Sargent · 05/23/16 12:40PM

For all the ways in which Donald Trump supposedly represents the destruction of the Republican party, the presumptive presidential nominee has toed the line on global warming, deeming himself a nonbeliever even as he’s drifted away from the most hardcore anti-climate change rhetoric. Perhaps unsurprisingly, that all changes when the future of one of his businesses is at stake.

Court Rules Northern Ireland's Insanely Restrictive Abortion Law "Breaches Human Rights"

Allie Jones · 11/30/15 10:10AM

In a landmark ruling today, the Belfast High Court decided that Northern Ireland’s abortion law is “incompatible with human rights.” Currently, abortion is only legal in cases where the life of the mother is threatened or where there is a “permanent or serious risk to her well-being,” and hospital employees can face life in prison if they are caught providing abortions under any other circumstances.

Ireland Has Legalized Same-Sex Marriage

Brendan O'Connor · 05/23/15 08:46AM

Though the official tally is still being taken, it appears that Ireland has voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, the Associated Press reports. Leaders from both sides of the debate have said that the “Yes” voters won—the only thing left to determine is by how much.

Historic Horndogs May Have Caused a Street to Collapse 200 Years Later

Andy Cush · 04/03/15 10:31AM

A two-foot-wide, six-foot-deep sinkhole appeared on the surface of Dublin's Dame Street this week, stopping traffic on the busy thoroughfare. The reason, according to one historian, may have to do with 200-year-old politicians who plunged incredible depths in a quest to get their antique rocks off.

Sarah Hedgecock · 04/08/14 10:32AM

Irish President Michael D. Higgins inspects a Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in southern England on Tuesday. The Irish President and his wife Sabina are embarking on a four-day State Visit to Britain, the first by an Irish head of state. Image via Neil Hall, Pool/AP.