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Inez McCormack was a Belfast Protestant who left behind her family's unionist background to become a lifelong activist in the fields of civil rights, human rights, women's rights and fair employment. A rare bird in Northern Ireland terms, she rose to become a trade union leader in a highly male-dominated scene. Often the sole woman on boards and committees, she once remarked drily, "there is no fun in being the first woman on anything."
More than one month after winning a second term, President Barack Obama was last night due to unveil his first move in what will be a wide-ranging reshuffle of his top advisers and cabinet members, formally nominating Senator John Kerry to be America’s next Secretary of State.
Was it illness, an assassination attempt...or simply political brinkmanship?
Routes to Afghanistan can be used again after US statement on killing of 24 soldiers in air strike
David Cameron and Barack Obama today insisted that British and American troops were on course to step back into a support role from next year.
Cameron appeals for help dealing with young people whose minds have been 'poisoned'
Out of America: Excitement over a new documentary series about Bill and Hillary reveals how Americans are still captivated by the Clintons
Bill Clinton's political allies were so stunned by the revelation of his affair with the White House intern Monica Lewinsky that they believed the president must have been set up, according to a new documentary about the infamous sex scandal.
Hillary Clinton has condemned the ruling Council's 'disgraceful' handling of the protests
It is thought that more than 9,000 people have paid to watch Amir Khan fight in Washington DC tonight, proving that the teenager from the Athens Olympics is finally, against the odds and reason, a global star of the ring.
Demonstrators trying to hold a second day of protests against vote fraud in Russia's parliamentary elections have clashed with police in Moscow.
Care agencies map out a future for Afghanistan to guide Bonn Conference foreign ministers tomorrow
Officials decide Michigan and Florida delegates will only have half votes at party convention as Barack Obama suddenly quits his controversial Chicago church
Some of the innermost details of Hillary Clinton's time in the White House were put on public display yesterday when 11,000 pages of documents detailing her day-to-day routine throughout eight years of Bill Clinton's presidency were released.