He looks like he’s enjoying a nice Christmas dinner
White House hopeful hits upbeat note
The film-makers take a tableau approach to storytelling, whisking us from one melodramatic set-piece to the next
Out of America: While all the talk is of shutdown, schemes for those without health cover open for business
Miliband to target housing shortage and energy companies in conference speech
Secretly recorded conversations show then US president and Soviet leader chatting warmly before summit in 1973, about subjects including smoking and getting through an official dinner with jetlag
The IRS affair may have the greatest ramifications and strikes dark historical chords
The bells of Westminster Abbey rang out as the black hearse carrying Thatcher's flag draped coffin pulled out of Parliament. A few in the crowd began to clap but most remained silent as it sped off down Whitehall towards St Paul's.
Ruling family have held on to power in the face of two years of protests inspired by the Arab Spring
Chuck Hagel is set to be sworn in as Barack Obama’s latest Defence Secretary today, ending one of the most controversial appointment sagas in US history.
A Republican stalwart, now 80, has owned up to a 1970s liaison with the daughter of a colleague
He worked for Republicans and Democrats at the same time – a situation now unthinkable
The Australian political strategist was a proven winner with John Howard and Boris Johnson. His politics are populist, negative and ugly - but above all effective
Maverick" is an overworked word in the political lexicon, but it applies perfectly to Arlen Specter, a giant of the US Senate, a moderate in views if not in manner, who over his three decades on Capitol Hill career would constantly infuriate liberals and conservatives in equal measure. He began his career in public life in 1965 by running – and winning – as a registered Democrat on the Republican ticket for district attorney for the city of Philadelphia. He ended it, to all intents and purposes, in 2009 when, his Pennsylvania seat under dire threat from a far-right challenger, he switched back from the Republicans to the Democrats. This time he was less successful, losing in the Democratic primary to a challenger from the left.
He won an Oscar for his portrayal of a brutal colonel in the SS, and now Christoph Waltz is heading to the other end of the political spectrum as he steps into the shoes of the former leader of the Soviet Union.