David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.
24 November 2014 07:26 PM
The resignation of the Defence Secretary is surely down to the White House requiring a fall guy for its recent struggles in foreign and defence affairs, making the Vietnam veteran’s departure inevitable. US Editor David Usborne reports
24 November 2014 02:52 PM
Resignation comes after only a brief tenure and leaves office with a number of commitments internationally
Michael Brown shooting: What happened on that August day and how bad could the protests be this time following the Grand Jury decision?
21 November 2014 10:55 PM
Family of Michael Brown had been making repeated public appeals for calm
Michael Brown shooting: Preparations in high gear in Ferguson as grand jury prepares to make decision over the shooting of black teenager
21 November 2014 10:49 PM
One local school district has already declared that there will be no classes in the first part of next week
21 November 2014 06:31 PM
The rarefied world of art auctioneering was gripped by intrigue yesterday after news that Sotheby’s, labouring through a rough patch, is to ditch its long-serving chairman and chief executive.
Ricky Jackson freed: American prisoner to be released after 39 years in behind bars as witness says he made it all up
20 November 2014 12:36 PM
Eddy Vernon, now 51, confessed that he never saw the attack and that the details of what happened had been fed to him by police
20 November 2014 06:30 AM
Experts warn that a direct hit by a drone could have catastrophic consequences
19 November 2014 10:43 PM
Measures will protect around five million undocumented people from deportation, but could also cause a new government shutdown
19 November 2014 06:46 PM
That the Republicans will run both halves of Congress from January means the chances of surveillance reforms being revived are scant, but the debate isn’t over
17 November 2014 06:56 PM
Deadline looms for talks in Vienna but few details appear settled
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'
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