David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attacks 'violent' sanctions, but confirms he is ready for talks with West in UN address
24 September 2013 11:28 PM
The newly elected president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, confirmed Iran’s readiness to engage immediately in “time-bound and results-oriented” talks with western powers to resolve the stand-off over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions under certain conditions while also excoriating them for imposing “violent” sanctions on his country.
UN General Assembly: Will US and Iran join hands for the first time since Jimmy Carter and the Shah?
23 September 2013 07:36 PM
Obama expected to be first US leader since 1978 to acknowledge an official from Tehran
20 September 2013 07:31 PM
The Iranians are spinning in the media so that the centrifuges can keep on spinning
20 September 2013 06:44 PM
Republican attempts to derail planned healthcare reforms could provoke financial meltdown
Farewell Rockwells: Seven works by Norman Rockwell will go under the hammer at Sotheby's in December
19 September 2013 10:10 PM
Gems from the canon of Norman Rockwell, whose depictions of post-war America still conjure nostalgia for a seemingly simpler, more optimistic time, are bound for the auction block at Sotheby’s in New York. The collection offers a perfect sampling of Rockwell’s iconic style that seems almost photographic in its detail, capturing ordinary moments and rituals in the daily life in America six decades ago. They are among seven works that will go under the hammer on 4 December and were each commissioned as covers for the Saturday Evening Post.
Syria crisis: President Assad denies his government carried out deadly chemical attack in US TV interview
19 September 2013 12:57 AM
Mr Assad also paid tribute to Russia for blocking resolutions targeting the regime in the UN Security Council
18 September 2013 08:19 PM
The move means intervention in the conflict is unlikely in the near future
Victims of Washington Navy Yard massacre: 'Arthur was always helping others, I wonder if he was doing that when he was shot'
17 September 2013 09:01 PM
If after the Newtown school massacre last year, the US was in shock because of the tender ages of so many of the victims, it was the maturity of those gunned down during Monday’s deadly rampage at the Washington Navy Yard that hit home today. The youngest was 46, all had had long careers, some were grandparents.
17 September 2013 03:00 PM
David Usborne uncovers the troubled mental state of Aaron Alexis and asks: how was he allowed to work on a naval base?
15 September 2013 12:00 AM
In a dramatic breakthrough during US-Russian talks, Syria has been given a week to account for all chemical weapons and let inspectors in
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