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Tuesday 05 June 2012
Although he was a lawyer and businessman – a former Coca-Cola executive – Adolfo Calero was also the overall commander of the so-called Contras, who launched a guerrilla war against Nicaragua's ruling communist Sandinistas in the 1980s. A good friend of the US President Ronald Reagan and of the CIA, it was Calero who lobbied successfully for tens of millions of dollars in military and other aid for the Contras – short for Counter-revolutionaries, since the Sandinistas had won power through a 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Bob Dylan, who once wrote that "even the president of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked", has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.
Sunday 27 May 2012
Out of America: The growing pressure on space could force Washington to end its ban on tower blocks
Tuesday 15 May 2012
As my esteemed colleague Jerome Taylor reported for this newspaper yesterday, the fastest-growing website that campaigns for social change is coming to Britain. Change.org has helped a 22 year-old nanny juggling two jobs take on Bank of America, forced the Motion Picture Association to adjust a film's rating and, most thrilling of all, helped bring the appalling tale of Trayvon Martin to public attention. When the parents of that murdered 17-year-old couldn't interest anybody in their son's death, they went to Change.org and garnered 2.2 million signatures instead. That's for one petition. The site launches 15,000 every month.
Tuesday 24 April 2012
The most thrilling carnival of democracy in Britain takes place in the capital tomorrow night. London Citizens, the largest alliance of community groups in the country, are hosting their mayoral hustings in Methodist Central Hall. Anyone anywhere who thinks our democracy or civic activism are having a bad time of it should read reports of the evening, or better still, watch the video and then re-evaluate.
Tuesday 24 April 2012
George Cowan, who died on 20 April aged 92, was a chemist who influenced everything from the Manhattan Project and the hunt for evidence of the Soviet Union's first nuclear tests to the Santa Fe Opera. After graduate studies at Princeton, Cowan continued his nuclear research as part of the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb. Cowan was a troubleshooter for the effort at various research sites around the country and was among the few people who had knowledge of the bomb's separate components.
Monday 16 April 2012
Labour peer Lord Ahmed has been suspended by the party while it investigates reports that he offered a £10m "bounty" for the capture of US President Barack Obama.
Saturday 14 April 2012
A dozen US Secret Service agents sent to Colombia to provide security for President Barack Obama at an international summit have been relieved of duty over alleged misconduct.
Saturday 14 April 2012
US President Barack Obama has published his tax return, showing his income fell last year.
Monday 26 March 2012
President Barack Obama is using privileged access to the White House to reward his most generous financial supporters.
Thursday 15 March 2012
Diary: The US Visit
Wednesday 14 March 2012
Diary: The US visit
Tuesday 14 February 2012
President Barack Obama offered a warm Oval Office welcome to Chinese Vice President, Xi Jinping, who is widely seen as the next leader of his country, but warned that as it grows in stature China must recognise it has increased responsibilities to the rest of the world.
Friday 03 February 2012
David Cameron and Barack Obama will hold face-to-face talks on Afghanistan and the global economic crisis when the Prime Minister makes an official visit to the White House next month.
Sunday 15 January 2012
Tehran threatens to close Straits of Hormuz if US enforces an embargo
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
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
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