David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.
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.
13 June 2014 05:24 PM
Obama reassured Americans at home that deploying ground troops in Iraq is not something he is willing to consider
13 June 2014 04:51 PM
Only dumb luck saved America from a nightmare scenario in January 1961 when an Air Force B-52 carrying two nuclear bombs broke apart in flight dropping the weapons on farmland near the city of Goldsboro in North Carolina.
12 June 2014 07:37 PM
Reports claim US drones have been flying secretly over contested sections of Iraqi territory since last year
11 June 2014 09:17 PM
The GOP is reeling after Eric Cantor lost to an unknown candidate, becoming the first Majority Leader to lose a primary race since 1889
11 June 2014 06:46 PM
Big corporations are crying foul over successful new businesses - and Congress is listening to them
10 June 2014 09:02 PM
David Usborne joined the crowds at a New York bookstore to get a signed copy of the former First Lady’s autobiography – and, he hoped, an answer to the question that has got America transfixed
08 June 2014 10:55 PM
US public has doubts about soldier’s story but John Kerry speaks out in support
06 June 2014 06:32 PM
She hasn’t said she will stand yet, but Hillary Clinton is certainly in the frame. David Usborne considers her chances and the obstacles she will face
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
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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