Arson suspected because of 'a smell of accelerant' at the scene
'No poet of the past century has voiced dilemmas of the individual conscience torn between anguish at injustice and horror of violence better, or more profoundly'
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to be honoured by St Andrews University next month
British-born Mr Indyk served as America’s ambassador in Tel Aviv between 1995 and 1997
Only hours after President Barack Obama chided his nation at an inter-faith memorial service in Newtown, Connecticut, for not doing enough to protect its children from violence, a small but swelling chorus broke out in Washington offering him support for new curbs on gun ownership.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital for medical tests, although the government said there was no cause for alarm.
Why condemn a "voluntary" donation if there's no other option?
Leslie Woit finds treats for the body and spirit in America's snow-capped peaks and valleys
A radical plan to deal with Britain’s plutonium waste – the biggest civil deposit in the world – has come a step closer with a legal contract to test the feasibility of building an American nuclear fast reactor on the Sellafield site in Cumbria.
Unless you're the White House spokesman, opining daily on matters of war and peace, a press secretary normally doesn't become a public figure in a button-downed place like Washington, drenched in political correctness. The exception was Tony Blankley. For seven momentous years in the 1990s he was spokesman for Newt Gingrich, as the Georgia Congressman led the "Republican Revolution" that in 1994 gave the party control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. The turbulent and swaggering Speaker-to-be and his somewhat rotund, heavy-smoking aide with a British accent, a gift for soundbites and an unashamed taste for the good things of life, were made for each other.
On 26 June 2000, Bill Clinton acknowledged one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in human history - the mapping of the human genome.
Guy Adams explains why Newt Gingrich believes he can become the next president
It'll be terrific on the night. With Bill Clinton it always is. Far less certain is whether his convention speech tonight will lay to rest the lingering uncertainties about his involvement in the Obama campaign this autumn, his role in the party and – not least – his peace with himself.
His wife has yet to give up the fight for her party's 2008 presidential nomination, but Bill Clinton is already offering a back-up plan to ensure that the family name occupies high office in America long after his own tenure as president. What's wrong with President Chelsea Clinton, say in 2016?
Damon Dash has a butler, a chef, a glass-roofed limo... and a lot of time on his hands. Eric Konigsberg glimpses the existential angst of the hip-hop mogul who sold up after his every diamond-encrusted dream had come true