Gordon Brown considered putting troops onto the streets and enforcing a curfew as the severity of the banking crisis began to sink in, his former spin doctor has revealed.
A military jury as unanimously condemned Nidal Malik Hasan to death by legal injection for killing 13 people in a shooting spree at the Fort Hood military base in 2009. This sentence will make Hasan the first member of the US armed forces to be executed by the US military for over 50 years. But who was the last?
MLK: the Assassination Tapes, BBC4
Facebook founder’s audacious bid to put the entire planet online
The young JFK praised 'superior' Nordic races during visits to Germany
Almost half a century after he was assassinated, John F Kennedy still has no trouble drawing a crowd. Hundreds of visitors are descending on the small town of Amesbury in northern Massachusetts to view a collection of keepsakes and memorabilia related to the 35th President, which is due to go to auction on Sunday.
The closeness of the bird's death to Thanksgiving has prompted some observers to suggest Peace may have ended up on a plate
Recording reveals hidden pain of Kennedy's successor Lyndon Johnson. By Rupert Cornwell
Identifying hard truths on class and union disputes... and knowing when to die and when not to wave your wallet
America's so-called royal family was said to have got it cancelled – but after a brief period in television limbo, a controversial mini-series charting the life of the Kennedys has found a new home.
Exactly 50 years ago, 20 January 1961, John F. Kennedy was sworn in as President of the United States of America.
The coffin in which they buried Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of shooting President John F Kennedy, is to be sold at auction in Los Angeles, almost 50 years after the events that led to his untimely death.
There are some dates in history that are repeated time and again, producing an odd synergy. For example, the 23rd November is the date on which John F. Kennedy was assasinated in 1963; it was the date British prime minister Margaret Thatcher ended her premiership in 1990; and it was the date on which Angela Merkel became the first ever female Chancellor of Germany in 2005.
Publisher to release six hours of recordings with JFK's widow from 1964
They arrived from every corner of the country. They were from men women and children, of every race, age, class and calling. Half a century on, they have come to life again, expressing Americans' grief, shock and collective sense of bereavement at the news of John F Kennedy's assassination.
Four months down the line, in the chill of a bleak British midwinter, the memory remains warmingly vivid. It is the Olympastadion in Berlin on the evening of Thursday 20 August 2009 and the World Championship men's 200m final is fast approaching. Usain Bolt enters the arena. The crowd roars with laughter at his every clowning move, relayed by the trackside cameras on to the giant screens at either end of the stadium.