Tim Walker is The Independent’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering entertainment and other concerns from the West Coast of the US. He was previously a features writer and the editor of the paper’s diary column. His first novel, Completion, is being published in January 2014.
19 June 2014 12:00 AM
When the first goal hit the back of the net, the crowd in the bar went wild. When the equaliser came there was a collective, resigned sigh. Their team is not expected to progress far in this World Cup but, all the same, they dare to dream. No, not the United States, but South Korea – some of whose supporters I joined on Tuesday in a bar near Wilshire Boulevard at the heart of LA’s Koreatown.
Canada’s pipeline through paradise: Concerns about an oil spill drive huge opposition against planned exports to China
18 June 2014 06:30 PM
First Nations, environmentalists and political rivals are arraying against Prime Minister Stephen Harper – but he insists the $7bn project is necessary for national security
18 June 2014 05:55 PM
Georgia has become the first state to recommence executing death row inmates since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April fanned the flames of the death penalty debate in the US. Convicted murderer Marcus Wellons was this week denied a final plea for clemency by the state’s parole board. Wellons, 59, was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the 1989 rape and murder of his 15-year-old neighbour, India Roberts, in Atlanta.
15 June 2014 11:01 PM
US President Barack Obama has criticised climate change deniers in Congress while challenging young people to change the “status quo” on global warming, during an address on Saturday to the graduating class of the University of California, Irvine.
15 June 2014 08:18 PM
Donald Trump said he had received tweets and letters in support of his huge new sign
13 June 2014 05:49 PM
Coca-Cola could face a trial over allegations of false advertising, after the US Supreme Court said the company sought to “mislead and trick consumers” by labelling as pomegranate-blueberry juice a product that contains just 0.5 per cent pomegranates and blueberries combined.
12 June 2014 06:49 PM
The apparently glamorous roles come with strict conditions and humiliating tasks
11 June 2014 12:00 AM
Just off a picturesque road between two multimillion-dollar properties in the Idaho resort of Sun Valley are the remains of the world’s oldest surviving ski-lift.
08 June 2014 12:00 AM
07 June 2014 12:00 AM
If you want to know what LA’s Echo Park area was like 20 years ago, there’s a 1993 film called Mi Vida Loca that supposedly captures the mood. Its protagonists are two female gang members, and one of its climactic events is a shooting outside a local convenience store called El Batey No 2. Until not too long ago the neighbourhood was almost entirely Latino. Today many former residents have been priced out, and most of the new ones are white and wealthy.
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Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 Now diplomacy has failed, boycotting Israel might be the only way we can protect the people of Gaza
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 Kelsey Grammer forgives the man who raped and murdered his sister in 1975
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