They’ve been over here for 70 years, but the ‘opaque’ presence of our US allies worries many critics
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Sunday 06 January 2013
Kabul government may struggle to run the dam in the former Taliban stronghold as American army begins withdrawal
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Scores of Arctic Convoy veterans have missed out on getting a new medal because they “died waiting” for Prime Minister David Cameron to act, the leading campaigner for recognition said.
Thursday 13 December 2012
In the world of espionage, where information is power, it is not unusual to find men like Alexander Litvinenko, a former agent, trading on what he could pick up from his contacts. Nor is it remarkable that his services were shared by his paymasters, MI6, with authorities in another friendly country, Spain.
Saturday 08 December 2012
It's analogue, has no autofocus – and no flash. And that's precisely why the Lomo is a cult camera, says Kate Burt
US military chiefs 'planned to blow up the moon with nuclear bomb' as show of Cold War muscle, physicist claims
Wednesday 28 November 2012
Claims that military bosses developed a classified plan to launch a nuclear weapon 238,000 miles to the moon where it would be detonated upon impact
Saturday 10 November 2012
He was a poet, mystic, progressive - and the scientist who opened the gate of nuclear hell
Wednesday 07 November 2012
Han Suyin came to the notice of the Western world with her bestseller love story published in 1952, A Many-Splendoured Thing. The novel, an account of her affair in Hong Kong with the journalist Ian Morrison, was made into a film, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, starring Jennifer Jones and William Holden, in 1955, which won two Academy awards.
Saturday 20 October 2012
North Korea threatened yesterday to bombard a tourist area in South Korea with artillery shells if rights activists carry out their threat to shower the North with anti-Pyongyang leaflets.
Monday 15 October 2012
The last bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin was dismantled in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator, yesterday. The monument was hoisted off its plinth in a park and dropped on to a flat-bed lorry at a ceremony attended by the Mayor, Bat-Uul Erdene.
Saturday 13 October 2012
Sunday 07 October 2012
This son of a Lancashire miner, born in 1923, grew up in a theatrical boarding house in Blackpool and started work at 14, servicing one-arm bandits along the Golden Mile. Prone to a debilitating stammer (later brought under control by a hypnotist), Desmond Bagley moved to South Africa to escape his difficult family and began writing radio scripts on science subjects.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Bulgarian author Miroslav Penkov has won the £15,000 BBC International Short Story Award for his story East of the West.
Sunday 26 August 2012
The death of Neil Armstrong resonates so forcefully today not just because he was the first man on the Moon, and as such fulfilled so many vicarious dreams, or because his Moon landing seemed to clinch US victory in the Cold War space race. It is also because his life so closely mirrored the fortunes of the US space programme and his last decade was one in which Washington seemed to lose interest in conquering further frontiers.
Sunday 12 August 2012
How to make friends by thawing the Ice Curtain
Thursday 19 July 2012
What was Stalin's key weapon in controlling Eastern Europe? Sausage rolls, according to one student.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train