David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.
Isis in US: Minneapolis's Somali community in shock following arrest of a group of its young men for attempting to fly to Syria
23 April 2015 07:27 PM
'I don't believe he was going there. He is a good kid,' says mother of one of the accused despite claims by authorities that they 'never stopped plotting' to get to Syria
22 April 2015 06:06 PM
Bill de Blasio has already warned that the widening chasm between the top 1 per cent and everyone else risks destabilising the entire country
20 April 2015 11:37 PM
The fighting in Yemen risked escalating still further as American defence officials said the USS Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier, was steaming towards Yemeni waters potentially to intercept suspected Iranian arms shipments to the Houthi rebels.
20 April 2015 05:48 PM
The US attorney for Minnesota said the city has a terror 'recruiting problem'
20 April 2015 05:22 PM
Trout Run stood in for the real presidential retreat in 'The West Wing'
Cuba's rainbow revolution: Surprisingly, the country is embracing LGBT lifestyles - and at a faster rate than some of its neighbours
19 April 2015 12:00 AM
Fidel Castro's niece is proving a force for progress, although some people are nostalgic for the old, secretive days
17 April 2015 07:15 PM
Senior Republicans and Democrats in Congress have agreed the outlines of a bill to give President Barack Obama special powers to conclude sweeping free trade deals with two giant blocks of nations in Europe and in the Latin American-Pacific region.
16 April 2015 05:09 PM
It is illegal in the US for overseas governments, individuals or companies to donate funds to presidential candidates
15 April 2015 07:40 PM
We now have a situation where a Republican Congress will be able to stick its oar in at the very moment almost a decade of negotiations finally bears fruit
14 April 2015 10:57 PM
The next step is likely to be an agreement to restore full diplomatic ties and re-open respective embassies in Havana and in Washington
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
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- 2 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 4 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
- 5 The most powerful passports in the world