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My tally is in my head rather than on my laptop. Not being a high-flying politician, I guess my enemies are fewer and easier to remember than hers are.

Anne Penketh: Clinton won a promise – but does China mean to keep it?

As the Tiananmen Square protesters know only too well, political dissidence in China usually has one outcome – a one-way ticket to America, and exile.

David Cameron was given a lavish official welcome to Washington DC as he joined US President Barack Obama for talks

Afghanistan mission in final stages, says David Cameron

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.

Adjoa Anyimadu: What can the West do to help Somalia?

The London Conference on Somalia has received a surprising amount of publicity at a time when economic turmoil in Greece and unrest in Syria are pressing international concerns.

Syrian troops kill 80 in village raids

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces rained rockets and bombs down on opposition-held neighbourhoods of the city of Homs, reducing buildings to rubble and killing more than 80 people.

Somalia to get millions in rebuilding aid

Millions of pounds of aid for Somalia is expected to be announced at a major conference in London tomorrow, as politicians seek to break the cycle of violence and start to rebuild the country.

Somalia has been torn apart by civil war for 20 years

PM warns of risk to Britain from Somali radicals

Cameron appeals for help dealing with young people whose minds have been 'poisoned'

Bill and Hillary Clinton have kept their marriage intact despite scandals and infidelities

Rupert Cornwell: The world's most charismatic couple

Out of America: Excitement over a new documentary series about Bill and Hillary reveals how Americans are still captivated by the Clintons

Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton before the scandal broke

Clinton aides feared Lewinsky was part of a setup, documentary claims

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.

Letters raise fears for last Briton in Guantanamo

On the day he marks 10 years locked inside the world's most notorious prison without having been charged with an offence, the last UK resident in Guantanamo Bay pleads with his captors: "Please torture me in the old way ... Here they destroy people mentally and physically without leaving marks."

David Beckham and Tom Cruise feel the love. But is it only shared fame that binds them?

Sarah Sands: A friend is not the one you turn to, but the person who turns to you

David Beckham's admission that he has only three good friends rings true

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Stalemate at UN on resolution urging Assad to go

A defiant Russia resisted intense pressure from the West and several Arab countries yesterday for a strong United Nations resolution demanding President Bashar al-Assad steps aside to end the political violence in Syria and speed a transition to democracy.

US dismay as Saleh delays Yemeni election

The US has expressed regret at the Yemeni President's failure to comply with an agreement to leave the country and allow elections for a successor.

Iran agrees to visit by UN nuclear team

A senior United Nations nuclear agency team will visit Tehran later this month, with Iran saying it is ready to discuss allegations that it was involved in secret nuclear weapons work.

Kim Jong-il lies in state in a glass coffin in Pyongyang yesterday

China reaches out to 'Great Successor' by pledging support

US treads cautious line as North Koreans mourn for Kim Jong-il

Women protected by men protest against the brutal tactics used against female protesters

Cairo's women take to streets and tell military: No more beatings

Hillary Clinton has condemned the ruling Council's 'disgraceful' handling of the protests

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