There will be a state memorial service for the former prime minister tomorrow before he is buried in a private ceremony at his ranch
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Saturday 07 December 2013
Merrill Newman, 85, was taken off a plane last month, accused of ordering the deaths of North Koreans during the 1950-3 war.
Thursday 18 April 2013
The US Senate has voted against new legislation to expand background checks for gun purchasers, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's hopes of gun control reform after the school shootings at Sandy Hook in December.
Sunday 10 February 2013
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today that he was ready to hold talks with the US if the West stopped pressuring his country.
Wednesday 02 January 2013
President Barack Obama yesterday pressed the House of Representatives to vote in favour of a Senate-backed deal that would avert the swingeing spending cuts and soaring tax rates of America's "fiscal cliff".
Thursday 20 December 2012
Lady Gaga, MC Hammer and Goldie Hawn are among 100 big names to have publicly condemned America's gun policies
Wednesday 19 December 2012
The White House appears to be moving towards backing the reinstatement of a ban on assault weapons after President Barack Obama told members of his cabinet to come forward with concrete steps to reduce public access to guns.
Saturday 10 November 2012
First speech after election triumph calls on Congress to take action
Saturday 13 October 2012
Last night Vice President Joe Biden faced Republican hopefuly Paul Ryan in a live televised debate in Danville, Kentucky.
So what did our panel of voters make of the candidates?
Friday 12 October 2012
By showing greater emotional intensity than Obama did last week, and shifting the focus on to foreign policy and George W Bush, the Democrats won last night
Thursday 12 July 2012
Mitt Romney received a rough reception from members of the NAACP, the country's oldest black civil rights organisation, yesterday, which erupted into boos and shouts of disapproval when he said he meant to overturn Barack Obama's healthcare reforms.
Thursday 12 July 2012
Obama's team has seized on Romney's apparent failure to fully disclose his holdings
Wednesday 20 June 2012
Until now, the closest former US presidential challenger Rick Santorum had got to HBO was when Tony Soprano saluted "Senator Sanitorium" for his comparison of homosexuality to bestiality. No more!
Friday 11 May 2012
Same-sex marriage, promised in Britain before the next general election, was conspicuous by its absence from the Queen's Speech on Wednesday. But on the same day on the other side of the Atlantic, Barack Obama became the first US president to express his support for the idea. In doing so, he placed himself on the right side of America's most contentious social issue, and on the right side of history. It can only be hoped that David Cameron will prove equally courageous in the face of the increasingly vocal opposition to the proposal from the Tory right.
Wednesday 02 May 2012
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Saturday 24 March 2012
1. Oprah Winfrey.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
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?
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