Guy Adams

Guy Adams was The Independent's Los Angeles correspondent from 2008-2012.

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President Obama said there was a threat to national security

Chinese energy firm sues Obama for blocking wind-farm deal

A Chinese energy company is suing President Barack Obama for blocking a deal for it to build wind farms on land next to a US military site in Oregon.

Arnie still wants to run for the White House after revealing fathering a child with his housekeeper while he was married

Back with an apology – and Arnold Schwarzenegger still has half an eye on the White House

Film star admits in new book that he fathered illegitimate child while Governor of California

Lee was convicted of shipping 7,000lbs of marijuana across the United States

Gangster Princess Lisette Lee claims innocence

The 'Korean Paris Hilton', in jail for drug smuggling, says she is the hapless victim of blackmail

Republicans pounce on Barack Obama videos

Mitt Romney's efforts to stem the bleeding have been helped by the emergence of two videos in which Barack Obama makes comments which are now being used against him.

Scarlett Johansson, Jon Hamm with his partner Jennifer Westfeldt, Natalie Portman, Zach Braff, ordinary Americans and Texan Rick Perry show their support for Obama

Feisty election slogan: I'll show you the back of my hand

Forget the traditional T-shirts, bumper stickers and pin badges. This election's hottest accessory is a feisty slogan scrawled in black marker pen on the back of your hand.

'Popcorn lung' man wins £4.4m for illness caused by flavouring

The convenience food industry is preparing for a flood of compensation claims after a man who fell ill as a result of inhaling fumes from bags of microwave popcorn was awarded $7.2m (£4.4m) in damages.

Burmese autocratic rulers have been using old episodes of Aaron Sorkin's hit series, featuring Martin Sheen (pictured) as President, to teach themselves how parliamentary systems work

How Burma's burgeoning democracy is based on old episodes of 'The West Wing'

To most of the developed world, democracy is a birth right. To the military junta, which has presided over Burma for the past five decades, it's a strange and complex form of government which can only be understood by watching DVDs of The West Wing.

The offending Newsweek front cover

Newsweek cover accused of mocking Muslims

The publishers of Newsweek defended their latest cover image yesterday, amid claims that it stereotypes the world's 1.6 billion Muslims as permanently angry members of fundamentalist mobs.

Romney with 'mad professor' Stuart Stevens who presides over his campaign

Mitt Romney: it's not my job to worry about the poor

Secret video emerges of Republican telling rich donors that 47 per cent of Americans are 'victims who pay no taxes and will vote Obama'

Protesters throw stones at the US consulate in Karachi, Pakistan

US deploys extra troops overseas as protests continue to spread

Demonstrations over Prophet film now in 20 Muslim countries and likely to persist for days

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game