David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.
President Obama calls upon Americans to overcome divisions as he marks 50th anniversary of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr's historic 'I have a dream' speech
29 August 2013 08:00 AM
President salutes progress made over the past five decades. But he concedes that work still needs to be done in tackling social inequalities
27 August 2013 06:54 PM
Meanwhile, Arab League offers legal cover for military action by saying Damascus regime is ‘responsible for heinous crime’
27 August 2013 06:51 PM
This is why the rest of care about America’s choice of president. Never mind Parliament coming back or David Cameron’s national security huddles, what Barack Obama decides is the only thing that will matter on Syria.
Syria, the Saudi connection: The Prince with close ties to Washington at the heart of the push for war
26 August 2013 09:00 PM
He has been gone from the capital for eight years, but Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who as Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Washington wielded influence over no fewer than five different US presidents, has re-emerged as a pivotal figure in the struggle by America and its allies to tilt the battlefield balance against the regime in Syria.
25 August 2013 09:41 PM
Any military action would have a devastating affect on an explosive situation, says Russia
25 August 2013 06:46 PM
Working for family foundation raises cash and does no harm to political ambitions that could include run for the White House in 2016
23 August 2013 07:13 PM
Death penalty for disgraced American soldier would mean first US military execution in more than 50 years
Have researchers bitten off more than they can chew in trying to uncover the secrets of the great white shark?
23 August 2013 04:58 PM
Ambitious mission begins to catch and tag as many Atlantic great whites as possible over three 20-day expeditions
23 August 2013 12:01 AM
Soldier who was sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified files identifies as female and wants to be called Chelsea
20 August 2013 02:49 PM
Crime novels spawned several film adaptations, including Get Shorty starring John Travolta and Danny DeVito
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