David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.
27 June 2014 06:20 PM
Proud of her brassy looks and enhanced figure, the 68-year-old country star may seem an odd choice for the festival. Not so, says David Usborne
25 June 2014 12:00 AM
Everyone seems to love a parade, though on the whole I try to avoid them. I am not a huge fan of bagpipes, I know what a fire engine looks like and, if there are local politicians leading the whole affair, then you can probably count me out.
22 June 2014 11:11 PM
Obama immigration policy criticised as measures are rushed through in response to influx
20 June 2014 07:29 PM
Five men wrongly jailed for the brutal rape of a jogger in New York in 1989 were exonerated 12 years ago. Only now, with the arrival of a new mayor, will they receive compensation. David Usborne reports on the righting of a grave injustice
19 June 2014 07:31 PM
Decision sparks controversy in America and alarm among its allies in the region as insurgency leads to rapprochement with Iran
19 June 2014 03:38 PM
More than 60 years after an American military transport plane crashed into glacier-clad mountain terrain in the wilds of Alaska, the remains of 17 of the 52 people who perished in the accident have been retrieved from the slowly melting ice and identified for burial, the Pentagon has revealed.
18 June 2014 07:52 PM
The president has no-one to blame but himself for this broken promise
18 June 2014 12:00 AM
Friends from upstate were feeling pretty good the other day. After landing early on a flight from Paris, they had sailed through customs and figured they would soon be safely home and ready for bed.
16 June 2014 05:51 PM
Months of political uncertainty in Colombia were finally at an end today as results from Sunday’s elections showed sitting President Juan Manuel Santos winning a second term on a pledge to continue peace negotiations with rebel leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc).
15 June 2014 12:00 AM
How many ironies can you fit into one foreign policy crisis? Many, if you are Barack Obama confronting the rapidly developing insurgency in Iraq.
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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