New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited Florida this weekend, on a trip likely intended to boost his profile as a potential presidential candidate. Instead, the scandal-plagued Republican arrived in the Sunshine State under a cloud. On Saturday Dawn Zimmer, the Democrat mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, claimed in a television interview that two of Christie’s close aides had threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy relief funds from her city if she continued to oppose a major property development plan backed by the Governor.
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Sunday 05 January 2014
In his essay alongside the photographs here, Edward Burtynsky says: “The images in this book ask that we follow the quiet journey of Robert Leslie and his camera through a land where the notion of the unstoppable economy, a land of plenty, the ‘American dream’, is brought into question.”
Friday 27 December 2013
The Independent's letters editor and chief pedant spots this week's best howlers
Monday 18 November 2013
And the politics of it are about to get very, very messy
Friday 15 November 2013
Philippines government has blamed 'climate madness' for devastating super-storm that has killed more than 3,600
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Philippines envoy breaks down and vows to stop eating until 'meaningful outcome is in sight'
Sunday 10 November 2013
A British woman injured when her yacht was hit by a “monumental” wave off the coast of South Africa was being treated on Sunday night.
Elvin Heiberg: Lieutenant-general who expressed public regret that he didn’t fight harder for New Orleans floodgates
Friday 08 November 2013
Elvin Heiberg was a former chief of the Army Corps of Engineers who was awarded the Silver Star for his service in Vietnam as commander of a combat engineer battalion. But he became best known for his public declaration that he failed to fight hard enough for the installation of floodgates that might have spared New Orleans from the flooding devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Cyclone Phailin: Recovery begins after giant storm surges across Indian coast, forcing 600,000 from their homes
Saturday 12 October 2013
Cyclone finally makes landfall in the state of Orissa, killing only seven as officials hail successful evacuation of 600,000
Friday 04 October 2013
Landfall is expected late Saturday or early Sunday morning
Tuesday 24 September 2013
59,000 people believed to have been evacuated from their homes
Sunday 22 September 2013
Official warns death toll from two tropical storms could soon reach 200
Hong Kong braced for 'strongest storm on earth' as 180mph monster Super-Typhoon Usagi gains strength over the Pacific
Friday 20 September 2013
The storm is set to roar between the Philippines and Taiwan before hammering the southern Chinese coast
Thursday 19 September 2013
Flooding has forced residents to wade through dangerous waters as Tropical Storm Manuel is upgraded to a category one hurricane
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Thousands of exhausted tourists lined up late into the night on a muddy road outside a military base for a chance to get home on one of two precious air bridges out of the famed beach resort Acapulco, isolated by landslides set off by Tropical Storm Manuel.
Sunday 15 September 2013
Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel hit Mexico as country prepares for Independence Day Celebrations
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
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